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Thursday 19th November 2015

Top Time Open House 19 November 2015

 

Malcolm E. Brown will appear at Beccles Library,  Suffolk,  NR34 9TB. Plenty of slides will illustrate and there will be more publicity nearer the time. It is under the auspices of  Suffolk Libraries.

 

There is no entrance fee.

 

The draft for the flyer presently states:

 

Top Time Open House

 

Thursday 19th Novemeber 2.00 – 3.00pm

 

Always wanted to be published?

 

Malcolm E. Brown, local author, has about a hundred publications. He talks about his life, writing, tips for aspiring authors and latest book. Q & A follow. Curious? Please visit: www.malcolmebrown.co.uk

  

 

Public appearance: Malcolm E. Brown and Steve Hubbard

7.30 p.m. on 8th November 2016

 

Title: "Talk with ET? We think NOT.”

Public talk (illustrated lecture) organised by LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) at:

The Coach House, Parkhill Hotel, Parkhill, Lowestoft, UK, NR32 5DQ

This talk expands on aspects of the article in Philosophy Now that this link shows:

https://philosophynow.org/issues/116/Will_We_Ever_Philosophise_With_ET

 

 

Thursday 25th September 2014

Happy chemicals in a poetical evening

John Hegley and Ian McMillan (famed for his Eee..) provided an evening that make the happy-brain pentapeptides  gush and the laughometer nearly go off the scale at The Snape Maltings concert hall, Suffolk, on the 22nd August 2014. They performed, a splendid pair, to a splendid pair to a full house. It felt more like stand-up comedy than poetry but they, apparently effortlessly, seemed to combine both. They built their own set using (presumably) cardboard boxes. Each was labelled "WORDS". The pre-performance illumination of the empty set was magenta so brilliant that it that almost seared the eyeballs. Why not check out the video of their building up those boxes into a wall on You Tube? Although only in monochrome it repays a visit and merits more than its present 125 hits.


Monday 8th December 2014

You Tube Video

My video has just gone live on YouTube

If you enter "Top tip for publication writers' notebook", into the YouTube or Google search box, you should witness me, with my arms waving in the air, probably at the top of the list. - or visit::


It is I within one of my habitats. There were 170 visits in the first eight days. Thank you, folks.

My hunch is that it is unlikely to go viral or to attract as many hits as, say, "Yoga time with cute Chihuahua". But you never know.


Monday 12th January 2015

Comet Lovejoy

I have just witnessed, with my own eyes, comet Lovejoy. Wow! To some of you, it will be "old hat”. But if you have not yet seen this comet, do so now. It is presently to the right of Orion (the Hunter), about one Orion’s length. Follow the three stars of the belt and down a bit. It is also below, by a smaller distance, the Seven Sisters (Pleiades). There are plenty of charts on the web to guide you.

The comet appears not as the magnificent images that you will find the web (green with a tail) but no tail and just a little fuzzy blob. It is visible to the naked eye from a dark-sky site such as here in  NorfolkUK. Sweep that area of the sky with low power binoculars: you should spot it easily. But do check it out now; do not wait. After a few months only large telescopes will be able to detect it.

Lay aside your thoughts of this and that, the human concerns consuming us today. Reflect that humans last saw comet Lovejoy about 11,000 years ago in the Neolithic Age.  Jericho had just been founded. Sheep were first kept in  Iraq. Neither you nor I will live to see this comet's return: 9,000 years ahead. What will humans be up to then?

2nd February 2015


PUBLIC APPEARANCE

 

"Thinking about Astronomy: 

A Century of Change and Continuity," 

by Malcolm E. Brown and Steve Hubbard.

 

This is a joint presentation at North Lowestoft United Reformed Church,  London Road, Lowestoft,  Suffolk, UK,   NR33 0RR on Tuesday 10th February 2015 at 7.30 p.m. under the auspices of LYRA (  Lowestoft and (Great) Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) 

 

 

Malcolm and Steve, a physicist, will give a wide-ranging presentation, illustrated by many PowerPoint slides, based upon a book (1911) by Arthur Hinks, astronomer from the  Institute of  AstronomyCambridge, written in 1911.

We consider Hinks' background and career and how our view of astronomy has in some ways changed and yet in others remained the same. 

You might be surprised about what we discuss.

Friday 20th February 2015

Top Time Open House 21 May 2015

 

This is advance notice about my public appearance at Beccles Library, Suffolk, NR34 9TB. Plenty of slides will illustrate and there will be more publicity nearer the time. It is under the auspices of Suffolk Libraries.

 

There is no entrance fee.

 

The draft for the flyer presently states:

 

Top Time Open House

 

Thursday 21st May 2.00 – 3.00pm

 

Always wanted to be published?

 

Malcolm E. Brown, local author, has about a hundred publications. He talks about his life, writing, tips for aspiring authors and latest book. Q & A follow. Curious? Please visit: www.malcolmebrown.co.uk