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Basic members are welcome to attend Lectures but will be charged a small fee.

Mar
11
Thu
Interstellar Objects: The Past and the Future
Mar 11 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Professor Alan Fitzsimmons,  of Queen’s University Belfast

2017 saw the discovery of the first object from another Solar system
travelling through ours. A year later, a second was found. Although their
discovery had been anticipated for decades, their properties were familiar
and surprising at the same time.

This talk will review what we know, and
what we don’t know,
about the origin and nature of these messengers from
afar.

Alan Fitzsimmons

Mar
14
Sun
A thin lunar crescent
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In the early evening of Sunday the 14th of March at approx 18.30 hrs

there will be a thin waxing Lunar crescent

conditions should be favourable as the moon will be setting approx an hour after Sunset

If you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Mar
18
Thu
The Female Side of the Moon
Mar 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Dr Alexandra Loske, of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton & the University of Sussex

will be talking to us about

The female side of the Moon

the usual joining details will apply

Mar
19
Fri
Mars, the Moon, Aldebaran, & the Pleiades
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

During the evening of Friday the 19th of March from approx 19.30 – 21.00 Hrs

the planet Mars will be 2.3° Nth of a 33% lit waxing crescent Moon,

with the orange giant star Aldebaran below and to the left of the Moon,

and the Pleiades (M45) below and to the right of both Mars & the Moon

If you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Mar
25
Thu
Some Space Highlights of 2021
Mar 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

 The BAA’s Meteor section director Dr John Mason

will be talking to us about some of 2021’s space highlights

The usual joining details apply

 

Mar
28
Sun
B.S.T Begins
Mar 28 @ 2:00 am – 2:00 am

In the early hours of Sunday the 28th of March at 01.00 hrs

the clocks go forward 1 hr at the start of British Summertime

Apr
10
Sat
BAA Winchester online
Apr 10 all-day