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

Nov
21
Thu
Ms Anastasia Kokori , UCL/CSED & Birkbeck University of London, The future of exoplanets and the role of amateurs.
Nov 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Anastasia will be talking to us about

The future of exoplanets and
the role of amateurs
Dr Angelos Tsiaras will also be coming along

 

Nov
28
Thu
The Allure of Betelgeuse The Stella Time Bomb, Mr Barry Kellett, RAL
Nov 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Barry returns for his second lecture, this time looking at Betelgeuse (a red supergiant), that is approximately 640 light years from Earth, the 2nd brightest star in the constellation of Orion, and could be the 9th brightest star in the night sky, it is predicted to explode & become a supernova within the next Million years (give or take) a week !! 

Dec
5
Thu
Dr Allan Chapman, Oxford, Robert Stawell Ball, Astronomer
Dec 5 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Allan will be talking to us about:-
 
‘Robert Stawell Ball; Astronomer, pioneer of
popular astronomy, and quite a colourful character’

 

Dec
7
Sat
BAA Meeting & Christmas Lecture
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please Click on the Link Below for Full Details

https://www.britastro.org/xmaslecture2019#event_booking

This event is not organised by the Society

Dec
12
Thu
Rebel Star: The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries, Mr Colin Stuart
Dec 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Colin,  author of :- “13 Journeys Through Space & Time”, amongst other titles,  returns to us to talk about our nearest star (The Sun) and some of it’s greatest mysteries.

Dec
19
Thu
Quiz Night
Dec 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

It’s that tine of the year folks,

Our very own men in brown coats, Messrs Floodgate & Grist  bring you a quiz to exercise your chuckle mussels, make ewe smile, clean out the cobwebs from youre mind !, rattle a phew Brian cells (assuming we have any) !!!!.

Dec
26
Thu
Christmas
Dec 26 all-day

Seasons Greetings to One & All

Jan
2
Thu
TBA
Jan 2 @ 9:42 pm – 10:42 pm

This post will be updated as and when details become available

Jan
7
Tue
Star Gazing, at Hall Place & Gardens
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Stargazing At Hall Place

Weather permitting, we will be able to offer views of an 11 day old Moon in the constellation of Taurus

the constellations of Orion, & Gemini should also be visible

Please click on the link below for more information

https://www.hallplace.org.uk/

 

 

Jan
9
Thu
Dr Alan Chapman, Oxford, Four centuries of lunar astronomy
Jan 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Allan will be telling us about
 
Four centuries of lunar astronomy
Perhaps From the 1600’s to the present day