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

Apr
25
Thu
Dr Carolin Crawford, Inst of Astronomy, Telescopes of the Future
Apr 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

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.

Apr
27
Sat
BAA One day Spring Meeting
Apr 27 all-day

The title for this Meeting  is “Galaxies”

And will include: Meet the Section Directors:  John Rogers (Jupiter) & Mike Foulkes (Saturn)

 

May
2
Thu
Dr Stuart Eves, Herschel, and the rings of Uranus
May 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

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

 
May
9
Thu
Dr Matthew Smith, Cardiff University, TBA
May 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
May
11
Sat
Trevithicks Industrial Dartford / Steam Rally
May 11 all-day
May
16
Thu
Dr John Mason BAA
May 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This post will be updated as and when details become available

May
18
Sat
BAA Comet Section Meeting
May 18 @ 9:08 am – 10:08 am

This Meeting will be in York

We will update this post as soon as we have more details

May
23
Thu
Society Night
May 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
May
29
Wed
BAA Ordinary Meeting & George Alcock Memorial Lecture
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Jun
22
Sat
BAA Summer Meeting
Jun 22 all-day

The Title for this Meeting is “Astronomy and Astrophysics today”, for those members that may wish to attend, you could see just where Barry comes from, when he visits us.

This post will be updated as and when details become available