Monday, 13 July 2020

Special Virtual Meeting 29th July 2020

Our next meeting will take place on 29th July 2020 at 1930 hours. This will be a “virtual meeting”, in as much as it will be held on the Zoom video-conferencing platform.  Please note that you will need to provide your own internet access to attend the meeting as there will be no meeting or video-conferencing facilities at our usual venue, Burley Hall in Waverton.

The July meeting will comprise a lecture entitled “Going over galaxies with a fine-tooth comb” and it will be given by Dr Megan Argo, an astrophysicist and lecturer in astronomy at the University of Central Lancashire.

Megan will be giving an account of recent developments in radio astronomy, covering the transition from large single dishes, able to map the sky only at resolutions of degrees, to arrays of telescopes working together to create images with milliarcsecond resolution (1000th of 1/3600 of a degree). This powerful new capability is opening up new areas of research and enabling us to carry out large-scale studies which were impossible in the past.

Attendance at the lecture is open to all members of the Chester Astronomy Society. If you would like to attend, please contact the facilitator for the evening at : david.tillotson@btinternet.com


Monday, 16 March 2020

Next Meeting Cancelled

Regretfully we have to announce that the next meeting, which was due to be held on Wednesday, 25-Mar-2020, has been cancelled.  The speaker scheduled to talk at that meeting, Professor Chris Collins (Liverpool John Moores University), has informed us that due to the Corona virus outbreak it is considered unwise to go ahead.  We hope to hear from Professor Collins in the future but in the meantime we hope this does not cause you too much disappointment.

We will let you know about future meetings in due course.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Next Meeting: Wednesday 26-Feb-2020

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 29-Jan-2020.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Steve Barrett, of Liverpool University, who will speak about The Legacy of Hubble.
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Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Monday, 16 December 2019

Next Meeting: Wednesday 29-Jan-2020

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 29-Jan-2020.

The meeting will be the Society's 2020 Annual General meeting. 
There will also be a talk on:  Astronomical Events of 2020.

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Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN

Friday, 15 November 2019

Next Meeting: Wednesday 27-Nov-2019

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27-Nov-2019.

Our guest speaker will be Professor Nathan Bastian, of Liverpool John Moores University, who will speak about Globular Clusters.

Meetings start at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN