Furness Astro Society meeting this Friday

Time for a reminder of our next meeting – this Friday 4th November at 7:30pm in the Lower Meeting Room of Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness. The post code is LA14 5HT; Trinity Church Centre is opposite Kwik Fit and the entrance is at the back in Warwick Street.

We welcome back Peter Wade as your speaker for this third lecture of the new season.

His subject this time is ‘Our Backyard Solar System’.

The full list of speakers and meeting dates for this season is available on the web-site www.fslas.org – please have a look and print it so that you have a record. I think you will agree that there is something for everybody.

Don’t forget that you can now access and borrow books, videos and DVD’s from our library at the meeting.

There are a few members who haven’t yet renewed – if you are coming to the meeting please bring your subscription monies. Any prospective new members who want to join may also pay by cash/cheque at this meeting.

Uni of Lancaster Masterclasses

These masterclasses are run by the Ogden Trust at Lancaster Uni. You book the class with the Uni and get permission to have the day off college.

Get yourself to Lancaster Uni and then claim back the travel expenses.

It’s as easy as that. The first three on the list would be great to complement your A level course. The others are just great.

These are a fantastic CV / personal statement booster.

See the poster outside A22 or here https://www.dropbox.com/s/jb8iehkwesauqty/masterclasses.pdf?dl=0

 

Astronomy Talk in Barrow

This Friday 7th October at 7:30pm in the Lower Meeting Room of Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness. The post code is LA14 5HT; Trinity Church Centre is opposite Kwik Fit and the entrance is at the back in Warwick Street.

Your speaker for this second lecture of the new season is Dr. Megan Argo who has recently worked at Jodrell Bank. Her subject is ‘When Galaxies Collide’.

The full list of speakers and meeting dates for this season is available on the web-site www.fslas.org – please have a look and print it so that you have a record. I think you will agree that there is something for everybody.

Engineering Lecture in Barrow

Apologies for the late notice – the next Barrow and District Association of Engineers lecture will be at Forum in Duke St. Barrow at 7.30 pm on the 28th. The title of the lecture is Swansea Lagoon Tidal Power Project.

These lectures are free to attend and should be of interest to anyone taking physics. The full lineup for this year looks like this:

22nd  September 2016    Furness Shipbuilding

28th   September 2016    Swansea Tidal Lagoon Power Project

12th   October     2016    The U-Boat Crisisof 1917 Re-Assessed

20th   October    2016     Quicksilver – World Water Speed Record

25th   October    2016     Royal Navy Presentation Team (additional lecture)

26th   October    2016     Leadership and Management

9th     November 2016    Radio Telescopes The Technology, It’s usage and Results

17th  November 2016    BDAE Annual Bursary Awards followed by ‘Barrow to Bath, Bristol

                                      and Back Again’

23rd  November 2016   New Border Railway’s Waverley Line From Edinburgh to Tweedbank

11th   January     2017   National Grid NW Coast Connection Project

19th   January     2017    From Sumps to Drains

8th     February  2017    Approaching Absolut Zero: The What, The How, The Why

16th February    2017     Building Control

8th   March      2017      Effects on Shipping Due to Climate Changes

16th March      2017      The Mathematical Detective-Using Extreme Value Theory to Explain

                                      the Unexplained

29th  March      2017     Facial Reconstruction

12th April        2017      Britain’s Nuclear Reactors

20th  April       2017     BDAE AGM then a talk from the Nuclear Institute ‘The Moorside

                                    Project’

Any queries – please see me in A22.

Mr T

Year 12 – what wasn’t on paper one.

Year 12  – I have been through paper one and noted down (roughly) the number of marks on each part of the syllabus. See here.Paper 1 breakdown

Paper 1 was very straightforward so be prepared for paper 2 to be HARD!!!!!

ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING CAN COME UP ON PAPER 2 BUT THE FOLLOWING WERE HARDLY ON PAPER 1 AT ALL.

Car stopping distances, acceleration, centre of mass, moments / couples/ torques, KE / gPE / power / efficiency, newton’s 1st and 3rd laws, resistivity, thermistors / LDRs, paying for electricity, reflection, refraction, diffraction, polarisation, interference / young’s slits, harmonics, stationary waves in air columns, photoelectric effect.

Mr T.