The talk was very well attended on 10th May, and I would like to thank everyone who took the time out to come along.
Katherine was an excellent speaker and gave a very informative and interesting talk. If anyone would like to follow the progress of the Jetwatch project that she mentioned, you can find information on the following web page
and if anyone would like to support the project you can find a donation page at
The first of our professional speakers this year is Prof. Katherine Blundell OBE.
She is a Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University and a Research Fellow at St John’s College. In the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours she was appointed OBE for services to astronomy and the education of young people.
She has published extensively on the evolution of active galaxies and their life cycles, on the accretion of material near black holes and the launch and propagation of relativistic jets from these black holes. Part of the reason for her OBE was the setting up of the ‘Jet watch project’ around the world to monitor the jets produced by black holes in our Milky Way galaxy. This network engages school children from many nations.
Katherine receiving her OBE
Professor Blundel will visit Denia and give a talk to the public on
Friday May 10th May at 7 p.m.
At the Casa De Cultura in Denia
The talk is entitled “Black holes & spin-offs” describing some of her research carried out with the world-wide telescopes she has set up (in schools) for the Global Jet Watch. For regular visitors to our talks, please note the change of day from Saturday to Friday due to the schedule of Professor Blundell. There is no need to book places, just come along and enjoy.