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Basic members are welcome to attend Lectures but will be charged a small fee.
Dr Crawford will be talking to us about future large telescopes,
This could cover radio, as well as optical, at various wavelengths, and perhaps space as well as land based projects.
From the Lovell at 76 mtrs ,to FAST at 500 mtrs, for example we can only wonder what the future holds.
The title for this Meeting is “Galaxies”
And will include: Meet the Section Directors: John Rogers (Jupiter) & Mike Foulkes (Saturn)
Dr Stuart Eves from Surrey Satellite Technology Limited will be discussing William Herschel and the rings of Uranus, As Dr De Looze, is unable to visit us as planed,
Stuart previously spoke to us about space traffic control,
This time we will look at the possibility that Hershel may have observed the rings, before their more modern discovery back in 1977 ,
Other events in 1977 included :-
Star wars episode IV Premiers,
Voyager I and Voyager II are launched to explore the outer solar system ,
NASA space shuttle makes its first test flight off the back of a 747
This post will be updated as and when details become available
This Meeting will be in York
We will update this post as soon as we have more details
Mr Nick James will give the George Alcock Memorial Lecture.
Dr John Simpson will present “Solar activity & old dictionaries”
And the Sky Notes will be given by Dr Paul Able