Edinburgh

Astronomy Group Programme

The Astronomy Group's meeting programme for 2018-19 is expected to be as follows (subject to alteration):

  • 10-Oct-2018 "Our Friendly Sun-or is it?" - Ken Kennedy.
  • 14-Nov-2018 "Astrobiology" - Edinburgh University MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
  • 12-Dec-2018 "Search for Life in the Universe" - lecture by Prof. Charles Cockell.
  • 09-Jan-2019 "The Impact of Astronomy on Ancient Egypt" - lecture by Dr Bruce Vickery.
  • 13-Feb-2019 "The Seven Sisters and their Stardust Veil" - Smithsonian DVD.
  • 13-Mar-2019 "Moon Landing Hoax?" - lecture by Ken MacTaggart.
  • 10-Apr-2019 "Quasars: The What, The How and the Why?" - Dr Nic Ross
  • 08-May-2019 "The Magnetic Beauty of the Active Sun" - Smithsonian DVD &
  • "Leviathan of Parsonstown" - a visit by Dr Geraldine Dennis.
  • 12-Jun-2019 "Happy Birthday Tranquility Base " - lecture by Dr Alastair Bruce followed by "The End of Term Dinner".
  • Each meeting features: "This Month's Night Sky" - Alan Pickup
  • Each meeting features: "Sky Watch" - Prof. Tony Trewavas (the pick of journal articles).

• July, August and September 2019 will be taken as holidays.

  • Wed. 09-Oct-2019 Start of new season.

Additional plans:

  • To study "A Visual Guide to the Universe - Smithsonian". DVD-part of The Great Courses series.
  • To continue studying the Astrobiology MOOC.
  • Visit to Dundee Observatory - October 2018.
  • Visit to a Dark Sky Site - March 2019.
  • End-of-term Dinner - June 2019.

Those in the Group interested in observing the night sky are alerted by text to their mobile phones for aurora and noctilucent clouds.

Note:
There is an annual one off payment of £5:00 or pro-rata to cover the cost of a gift for the speaker and incidental expenses. This will be collected in October.
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