Chester Astronomical Society is one of the world's oldest scientific societies going back at least to 1892. It hosts public lectures by amateurs and professionals alike and arranges visits to sites of technical interest.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Last nights meeting was a change to the advertised programme as speaker Jim Wild was unable to attend, apparantly being up in the Arctic at the time.
Andrew Bate stood in at short notice to give a report on the Waverton Long Pendulum Experiment which he had been conducting at Waverton church making measurements of a 50 foot Foucault Pendulum he had hung there. This proved to be very intersting, and a good example of serious amateur science.