Thursday 13 September 2018

SHA Autumn Conference: 27-Oct-18

The Society for the History of Astronomy Autumn Conference will be held on 27 October 2018 at the John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS from 09.30 to 17.00.
Lectures include:
  • Dr Allan Chapman FRAS (The Wonderful Century; From Atoms to Island Universes.  Astronomy in the 20th Century),  
  • Andrew Stevens (Observing the Andromeda Galaxy, Dec 1612 to date-a warps and all story!), 
  • Rob Peeling (William Henry Smyth, his life, placing his astronomical work in the wider context of his participation in British intellectual life in the 19th Century), 
  • Eddie Carpenter and John Chute (Sir Robert Stawell Ball),  
  • Bob Bower (The Artistic skills  of Lord Ross: His hitherto unpublished drawings),  Graham McLoughlin (The 1927 Solar Eclipse)
The entry fee is £10 per person for SHA members (£15 non-members). To book, contact Gerard Gilligan (

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