Friday 23 August 2019

FAS’ Convention and AGM: 14-Sep-19

The Federation of Astronomical Societies are holding their annual Convention and AGM at the Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, from 9:45am on 14th September: event details and a link to buy tickets are available online at (members of FAS member societies £8, Non-members £10 and £4 for all under-16s). A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door if there are any left from the online sales – check the website the day before to see how many are left.


  • Dr Mark Clilverd – “Solar storm effects on ground-based infrastructures”British Antarctic Survey, Winner of the RAS 2019 James Dungey Lectureship
  • Dr Richard Ghail – “New insights from our closest Earth-sized exoplanet: Venus”
    Royal Holloway College, London
  • Jenny Lister – “Astronomy for all: its place in education”
    Primary School Teacher, Winner of the RAS 2018 Patrick Moore Medal for Education
  • Dr Floor van Leeuwen – “Details of the HR diagram as revealed by the second Gaia data release”
    Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
  • Prof Carlos Frenk – “Everything from nothing: how our universe was madeDirector of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University,
    Winner of the RAS 2014 Gold Medal for Astronomy
  • Lunchtime tours of the Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes
  • Lunchtime tours of the Cavendish Museum
  • Trade stands
  • Lots of free car parking at the IoA
  • Free tea/coffee/biscuits throughout the day

EGM 5-Sep-19: New Constitution

Chester Astronomical Society will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on 5-Sep-19 with a view to adopting a new Constitution for the Society.  No other business may be discussed during the meeting.

Members of the Society will be able to vote on the adoption of the new Constitution;  members of the public may attend but are not permitted to vote.

The meeting will start promptly at 7:30 P.M. at the usual venue, the Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton, CH3 7QN.

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Next Meeting: Wednesday 25-Sep-2019

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 25-Sep-2019.

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Gary Poyner F.R.A.S, of the B.A.A, who will speak about The Monster in The Crab.

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