Prof. Michael Rowan-Robinson

Professor

m.rrobinson@ null imperial.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7594 7543
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Room 1003b, Level 10
Imperial College London, Astrophysics, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Stars and tides 

 

articles for the Southwold Organ

 

by Prof Michael Rowan-Robinson

 Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London

 

  1. 1. Starry nights (3/06)
  2. 2. The mystery of the tides (4/06)
  3. 3. The planets and the zodiac (5/06)
  4. 4. The North Sea seiches (6/06) 
  5. 5. Summer constellations (7/06) 
  6. 6. Tsunamis (8/06)
  7. 7. Akari – surveying the infrared sky (9/06)
  8. 8. Big tides and the eclipse season (10/06)
  9. 9. Astronomers define the planets – a Prague diary (11/06)
  10. 10. Can Southwold survive the rising sea ? (1/07)
  11. 11. Comet McNaught, the brightest for 30 years (2/07)
  12. 12. A lunar eclipse, and the highest tides of the year (3/07)
  13. 13. The infrared sky: 2 (4/07)
  14. 14. Global warming revisited (5/07)
  15. 15. Summer nights (6/07)
  16. 16. Erosion, or when will we see Lowestoft ? (7/07)
  17. 17. A good year for the Perseid meteor shower (8/07)
  18. 18. The breaking wave (9/07)
  19. 19. The infrared sky: 3(10/07)
  20. 20. Breaking the bank at the River Blyth (11/07)
  21. 21. The North Sea surge of Nov 9th 2007 (12/07)
  22. 22. 2008 planets and eclipses (1/08)
  23. 23. What future for the Blyth Estuary (2/08)
  24. 24. The Universe of Charles Messier (3/08)
  25. 25. Earthquakes and the earth tide (4/08)
  26. 26. Shakespeare’s astronomy (5/08)
  27. 27. The waves at the heart of reality (6/08)
  28. 28. Vega (7/08)
  29. 29.   Coastal knowledge (8/08)
  30. 30. The wandering Moon and the Pleiades (9/08)
  31. 31. Neither the beginning nor the end of the world (10/08)
  32. 32. The frequency of the great North Sea surges (11/08)
  33. 33. Exoplanets (12/08)
  34. 34. Planets and tides 2009 (1/09)
  35. 35. Taurus, Orion and his Dog: giants and dwarfs (2/09)
  36. 36.   Russian wood strikes Norwegian rock (3/09)
  37. 37. The Copenhagen interpretation (4/09)
  38. 38. The launch of Planck and Herschel (5/09)
  39. 39. Art meets science (6/09)
  40. 40. International Year of astronomy 2009 (7/09)
  41. 41. Southwold Stars Watch, Tues Aug 18th (8/09)
  42. 42. Southwold Stars Watch success (9/09)
  43. 43. Energy, carbon and risk (10/09)
  44. 44. Jupiter (11/09)
  45. 45. Hopes for Copenhagen (12/09)
  46. 46. Planets, eclipses and high tides in 2010 (1/10)
  47. 47. Coriolis force, North Sea tides and draining bath tubs (2/10)
  48. 48. Can we stop worrying about climate change ? (3/10)
  49. 49. The stellar nursery of Orion (4/10)
  50. 50. Ash cloud over Europe (5/10)
  51. 51. The HERSCHEL space telescope (6/10)
  52. 52. What happened to the phosphorescent algae ? (7/10)
  53. 53. Don’t miss the Perseids (8/10)
  54. 54. Our changing coastline (9/10)
  55. 55. Why is there something rather than nothing ? (10/10)
  56. 56. Greenland’s icy mountains (11/10)
  57. 57. The Pleiades (12/10)
  58. 58. Planets, eclipses, meteor showers and high tides in 2011 (1/11)
  59. 59. Southwold, the North Sea’s oil hub (2/11)
  60. 60. The age of the universe (3/11)
  61. 61. Tsunamis over Sizewell ? (4/11)
  62. 62. The Kepler Space Observatory (5/11)
  63. 63. Letter from Munich (6/11)
  64. 64. The Little Ice Age (7/11)
  65. 65. Gagarin 50 years on (8/11)
  66. 66. Coral atolls and Benacre beach (9/11)
  67. 67. Faster than light ? (10/11)
  68. 68. Berkeley group reports globe still warming (11/11)
  69. 69. The accelerating universe (12/11)
  70. 70. Planets, eclipses, meteor showers and high tides in 2012 (1/12)
  71. 71. The campaign for dark skies (2/12)
  72. 72. The legacy of Alfred Nobel (3/12)
  73. 73. The transit of Venus (4/12)
  74. 74. The Suffolk Shoreline Management Plan (5/12)
  75. 75. The Sutter’s Mill Meteorite (6/12)
  76. 76. Alan Turing, code-breaker (7/12)
  77. 77. The discovery of the Higgs boson (8/12)
  78. 78. The fallout from Fukushima (9/12)
  79. 79. The zodiacal dust cloud (10/12)
  80. 80. Extreme weather (11/12)
  81. 81. Winter constellations (12/12)
  82. 82. Planets and tides in 2013, and a January Star-Watch (1/13)
  83. 83. The trials of the amateur astronomer (2/13)
  84. 84. The floods of 1953 (3/13)
  1. 85.  The Chelyabinsk meteor (4/13)
  2. 86.  Night Vision (5/13)
  3. 87.    Thirty years of infrared space missions (6/13)
  4. 88  Passing 400 on Mauna Loa, Hawaii (7/13)
  5. 89  The Milky Way (8/13)
  6. 90  Voyager 1 leaves the Solar System (9/13)
  7. 91  Stark warning of international climate scientists (10/13)
  8. 92  Comet ISON grazes the Sun (11/13)
  9. 93  A chronology of George Orwell in Southwold (12/13)
  10. 94     The Great surge of Dec 5th 2013 (1/14)
  11. 95 Planets and tides in 2014 (2/14)
  12. 96 The strange phenomenon of the gravitational lens (3/14)
  13. 97 A signal from the birth of the universe ? (4/14)
  14. 98 Need for tripling of green energy (5/14)
  15. 99 Measuring the size of the universe (6/14)
  16. 100 One hundred Stars 'n Tides columns (7/14)
  17. 101  Not much water on hot Jupiters (8/14)
  18. 102  Seven grains of interstellar dust (9/14)
  19. 103  Is Greenland’s ice coming this way ? (10/14)
  20. 104.  Yet another surge (11/14)
  21. 105.  Rosetta rendezvous with Comet 67P (12/14)
  22. 106.  Planets and tides in 2015 (1/15)
  23. 107.  NASA tries to match the Rosetta mission (2/15)
  24. 108.  The Theory of Everything (3/15)
  25. 109.  Partial Eclipse, and news from Rosetta (4/15)
  26. 110.  The telescope that ate astronomy (6/15)
  27. 111.   The Hay Science Festival (7/15)
  28. 112.  Encounter with Pluto (8/15)
  29. 113.  Watching the waves (9/15)
  30. 114.  The Moon and the Late Heavy Bombardment (10/15)
  31. 115.  Evidence in Astronomy and Cosmology (11/15)
  32. 116.  A British Astronaut (12/15)
  33. 117.  Planets, eclipses and tides in 2016 (1/16)
  34. 118.  A hypothetical ninth planet (2/16)
  35. 119.  Gravitational waves (3/16)