Dec 28th 2018
Doors open at 7pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm
Entry is free and open to the public, all welcome, all ages.
This month’s topic…..
Things to look at
Eye balls, binoculars, small ‘scope, the night sky at peak season for amateur astronomy. A selection of objects for any class of observer together with anecdotes, mythology and some inspiration to make you want to sit outside in the wee small hours in the company of foxes.
During the evening, break for refreshments and conversation.
Update on IAU news circulars from Ken England and images from Peter Tickner.
January 19th 2019
William Henry Smyth
Rob Peeling (Society for History of Astronomy)
At the age of 14 he ran away from home to join a merchant ship. Admiral William Henry Smyth 1788 – 1865 was a Royal Navy officer, hydrographer, astronomer and numismatist. He is noted for his hydrographic charts, astronomical work, and for a wide range of publications. (W)
After the coffee break the usual announcements and members activities.
Including a debriefing on recent comet activity
Location Map Overflow parking in the school next door is OK
More upcoming dates….
Jan 19 – Admiral WH Smyth. Original history research
Jan 25 – Friday Club