Programme

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Dec
9
Mon
2019
Observing the Herschel 400 @ Main hall
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A talk by Mr. Jonathan Gale from Wiltshire AS, followed by a tea break and members after tea talks.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Beginners meeting @ Main hall
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talks by the more experienced society members on “Women and astronomy” and “White Dwarfs” and “Double stars”. There is a tea break after the first talk.

Jan
13
Mon
2020
Dark Matter @ Main hall
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A talk by Professor Justin Read from University of Surry, followed by a tea break and members after tea talks.

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Beginners meeting @ Main hall
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talks by the more experienced society members on “M42, the Orion Nebula”, “Planetary seasons” and “Filters for observing the planets”. There is a tea break after the first talk.

Feb
10
Mon
2020
NASA Grand Tour of the Solar System @ Main hall
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“NASAs Grand Tour of the Solar System” a talk by Mr. Robert Slack from Swindon Stargazers, followed by a tea break and members after tea talks.

Feb
17
Mon
2020
Beginners meeting @ Main hall
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talks by the more experienced society members on “The evolution of the Universe”, “Doing a Messier Marathon” and “Finderscopes”. There is a tea break after the first talk.

Mar
9
Mon
2020
Studies of nearby star clusters with the Gaia data @ Main hall
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A talk by Dr. Floor van Leeuwen from the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, followed by a tea break and members after tea talks.

Mar
16
Mon
2020
Beginners meeting @ Main hall
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talks by the more experienced society members on “Galaxy clusters”, “A constellation TBD” and “The International Space Station”. There is a tea break after the first talk.

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

May
11
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

May
18
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Jun
8
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Jun
15
Mon
2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ Main hall
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meeting due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Sep
14
Mon
2020
Famous women in astronomy @ Online via Zoom
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by Mike Frost from the BAA Historical Section, followed by talks by society members.

Sep
28
Mon
2020
Beginners meeting @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Talks by the more experienced society members on “Mars” and “Imaging vs Visual Telescopes”.

Oct
12
Mon
2020
Postponed AGM & talk: Edwin Hubble @ Online via Zoom
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

AGM, followed by a talk by Andrew Steel from the Abingdon Astronomical Society..

Oct
26
Mon
2020
Beginners meeting @ Online via Zoom
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Talks by the more experienced society members on “How to build a star” and “Update on Bepicolombo”.

Nov
9
Mon
2020
Bad science @ Online via Zoom
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A talk by James Fradgley from Bournemouth NSS, followed by talks by society members.

Nov
23
Mon
2020
Beginners meeting @ Online via Zoom
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Talks by the more experienced society members on “Open clusters” and “Star hopping”.

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