Edinburgh

Astronomy Group Programme

Sad News: Our group has lost one of its members. Dr Robert (Bob) McGookin died on 18th April 2020. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic we have cancelled all Astronomy Group Meetings at Napier for the foreseeable future. Our next talk will be via Zoom on Wed. 8th July at 14:00. Astronomy Group and Science Group Members will be sent the link nearer the time.

  • Wed. 10-June-2020 "Out of sight, out of mind? Neutrinos, antimatter and dark matter" - talk by Georgia March and "This Month's Night Sky" - Alan Pickup using Zoom. Thanks to George Cleland for facilitating this.
  • Wed. 8-July-20 “James Bradley and others Fact Checked” - talk by Bruce Vickery and "This Month's Night Sky" - Alan Pickup.


  • Wed. 14-Oct-2020 “Spaceports: The Future of Scottish Space Industry?!” – talk by Matjaz Vidmar.
  • Wed. 11-Nov-2020 "The Simba Galaxy Simulations" - talk by Sarah Appleby.

Each meeting features: "This Month's Night Sky" - Alan Pickup

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 to cover the cost of a gift for the speaker and incidental expenses. Amount to be determined. This will be collected in October 2020.

Tea/coffee £1.85 correct money or £2.00. Taking the lead from Lothian Buses, we do not give change. Any profit goes to the Napier Student Grant Initiative Fund. Biscuits are kindly donated by members.
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