3rd October 2018
Kennet Valley TR Group October Club Night - Talk on Astronomy
Kennet Valley TR Group October Club night will have a talk by Professor Iwan Williams on Astronomy, On completion of his PhD at Royal Holloway, Iwan was appointed a Lecturer at Reading University in 1963,as a Reader at Queen Mary in 1971 and promoted to Professor in 1987. He was Dean for Research 1991-97 and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences 1999-2002. Since 2009, he has been Emeritus Professor.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1946, was on the Council 1982-1985 and Vice-President in 1984-85. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 1995 and was the President of the Society for Popular Astronomy 1991-93. He was elected a member of the International Astronomical Union in 1974, becoming President of Commission 22 1992-97 and President of Division III, Planetary Systems Sciences 2003-2006. He became a Founder Member of the European Astronomical in 1991.
Iwan presents Astronomy nowadays in schools, colleges and to interested groups in a light and informative way designed to 'open the eyes' to the stars, so why not come along for his visit starting circa 20:15 at our Club night evening
Thanks to Eddie Mace for organising this interesting event for KVG