Nine CMHASD members attended the BAA Christmas meeting on the 10th December 2022, held at the Institute of Physics.

A recording of the meeting is available to watch here on the BAA YouTube channel.

Below are the times of the talks in the recording. Please be aware the sound is a little quiet at times so you will need to turn up the sound up. Talks particular of interest to our Society are in bold; as they have CMHASD member ‘participation’ 🙂


Start – David Arditti, BAA President – Welcome, notices and awards – Here you will see CMHASD trustees Martin Crow and Simon Dawes collect their BAA Sir Patrick Moore award for their contributions to the ExoClock Project.

0h 27m – Tim Parsons – A Massive Star Menagerie: touring through the upper reaches of the H-R Diagram

1h 25m – Simon Kidd – Asteroid Occultations….an observer’s view

2h 8m – Nick James – Sky Notes – Here you will see CMHASD member Honor Wheeler’s Moon image displayed during Nick’s talk and a photo of a model of Jupiter that was used at the News Scientist Live exhibition 2022.  CMHASD member Janice McClean, who is the BAA Events Manager and several other CMHASD members helped run the BAA stand at the exhibition over the 3 days.


After the meeting for those who wished to partake – members were invited the BAA Christmas social, taking place in the Hubble Room at The Astronomer pub near Liverpool Street Station.  Several CMHASD members took up the invite 😀  I wonder who was one of the members?

Below are more photos of the day taken by CMHASD Chairperson John Archer & CMHASD Trustee John Howarth.  Thank you for sharing your photos with us.