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Speaker - Prof David W Hughes

Prof David W Hughes - Speaker Prof David W Hughes

David W. Hughes is the Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has spent his life teaching and explaining the joys and complexities of astronomy to students and doing research into the minor bodies of the solar system and the history of astronomy. He was a co-investigator on the extremely successful European Space Agency's GIOTTO space mission to Comet Halley and also on ESA's Smart 1 mission to the Moon. David has served on a host of space and astronomy committees and has twice been a Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Astronomical Association. He has lectured all over the world, led astronomical eclipse expeditions and has three times given the prestigious annual Herschel Lecture in Bath. In 1990 asteroid 4205 was named David Hughes in his honour.

Date Talk at GAS meeting
6 Dec 2012 The Star of Bethlehem, an astronomer's view
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6 Mar 2014 Astronomy and Art

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