Edinburgh

Astronomy Group Programme

The Astronomy Group's meeting programme for 2019-20 is expected to be as follows (subject to alteration):

  • 09-Oct-2019 “Spaceports: The Future of Scottish Space Industry?!” – talk from Matjaz Vidmar.
  • 13-Nov-2019 "Who was James Webb, and why are they sending his telescope into space?" - talk from George Cleland.
  • 11-Dec-2019 "Venus" - talk from Simon Cuthbert.
  • 08-Jan-2020 tba
  • 12-Feb-2020 Either Smithsonian DVD or Outside Visit.
  • 11-Mar-2020 tba
  • 08-Apr-2020 tba
  • 13-May-2020 Either Smithsonian DVD or Outside Visit.
  • 10-Jun-2020 "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 2020 will be taken as holidays.

  • Wed. 14-Oct-2020 Start of new season.

Additional plans:

  • To study "A Visual Guide to the Universe - Smithsonian". DVD-part of The Great Courses series.
  • Visit to The Royal Observatory Edinburgh - Provisionally either February or May 2020.
  • Additional Outside Visit.
  • End-of-term Dinner - June 2020.

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.
Tea or Coffee at meetings £1.80. Biscuits donated by members.
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