Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Next Meeting: Wednesday 26-Sep-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 26-Sep-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Professor Jamie Gilmour, of the University of Manchester, who will speak about Meteorites and the Early Solar System.

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

Friday, 20 July 2018

Special Event: Friday 27-Jul-2018

We are holding a special meeting on Friday 27-Jul-2018.

The evening is special because there is a total eclipse of the moon.  Normally when this happens the moon takes on a deep orange-red hue as it passes through the earth's shadow.  This eclipse should appear more dramatic than usual because the moon will in total eclipse as it rises so atmospheric absorption should add to the effect.

As well as the lunar eclipse there should be a good display of planets: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible in the night sky.

The evening will also include:
  • A talk on the evening's events;
  • A telescope surgery;
  • Telescope observations (weather permitting).
The meeting starts at 8:00 P.M.  It will be held in a different location from our usual monthly meeting.  This meeting will be held at:

St. Peter's Church Hall, Hargrave   CH3 7RN
which is about two miles south of Waverton.

Next Meeting: Wednesday 25-Jul-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 25-Jul-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Professor Ian Morison, of the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank, who served as 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Gresham College from 2007 to 2011.  His talk is called "It’s About Time".

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

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Next Meeting: Wednesday 27-Jun-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27-Jun-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jeff Wagg, from the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank, Square Kilometre Array team, who will talk about "Building The World's Largest Radio Telescopes".

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

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Next Meeting: Wednesday 30-May-2018

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 30-May-2018.

Our guest speaker will be Professor Philip James, from Liverpool John Moores University, who will talk about "Supernovae and the Evidence for Dark Energy".

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