The next meeting will be on Wednesday 28-Feb-2018.
guest speaker will be Professor Rob Jeffries, from the University of Keele, who will talk about "The Gaia Mission".
The meeting will be at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue: the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Saturday, 27 January 2018
Spring Conference: 21-Apr-2018
The Society for the History of Astronomy are holding a Spring Conference at Cambridge University's Institute of Astronomy in April. Speakers and topics are:
Carolyn Kennett and Brian Sheen Ancient Skies and the Megaliths of Cornwall
Kevin Kilburn Forgotten Star Atlas
Nik Szymanek The Road to Modern Astrophotography
Kenelm England Berkshire Astronomers 5000 BC to AD 2018
Jonathan Maxwell Some lesser known aspects regarding the evolution of the refracting telescopes
Details can be found on their web site: www.shastro.org.uk.
The University of Kent Centre of Astrophysics and Planetary Science is looking for amateur astronomers to help with a project: Hunting Outbursting Young Stars. Dr Dirk Froebrich is running the project whose aim is long term, multi-filter optical photometric monitoring of young (age less than 10Myr), nearby (distances typically within 1kpc) star clusters or star forming regions.
Full details are available online at: http://astro.kent.ac.uk/~df/hoyscaps/index.html.