Derby and District Astronomical Society

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2017 Meeting Programme

Date Title Speaker Venue
January 6th
7:30 pm
Society Quiz - The Friend's Meeting House
January 20th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Types of Telescopes, Books and Apps
The Friend's Meeting House
January 21st
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
February 3rd
7:30 pm
21st Century Telescopes Professor Michael Merrifield
School of Physics & Astronomy
The University of Nottingham
The Friend's Meeting House
February 4th
5 pm onwards
ALVASTON PARK STARGAZING - The Community Building, Alvaston Park, Derby
February 17th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Setting up your telescope and some useful accessories
- The Friend's Meeting House
February 18th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
March 3rd
7:30 pm
Roving The Red Planet Professor John Bridges
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Leicester
The Friend's Meeting House
March 17th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Constellations and star hopping to find your way around
- The Friend's Meeting House
March 18th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
April 7th
7:30 pm
Coronal Conundra and Prominence Puzzles Dr Colin Steele
The University of Manchester
The Friend's Meeting House
April 21st
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Back garden astrophotography
Peter Branson The Friend's Meeting House
April 22nd
8:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
May 5th
7:30 pm
Annual General Meeting - The Friend's Meeting House
May 19th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Solar observing and making a solar filter
- The Friend's Meeting House
May 20th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
June 2nd
7:30 pm
Are We Alone? The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Anthony Southwell
Derby & District Astronomical Society
The Friend's Meeting House
June 16th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
A short talk on the solar system and the Chairman's Challenge
- The Friend's Meeting House
Saturday 1st July
7:30pm
Society BBQ and Observing Session
(Replaces July main meeting)
- The Flamsteed Observatory
July 15th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
August 4th
8:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION
(Replaces August main meeting)
- The Flamsteed Observatory
August 19th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
September 1st
7:30 pm
Gaia - Mapping the Milky Way and More Professor Rob Jeffries
Keele University
The Friend's Meeting House
September 15th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING TBA The Friend's Meeting House
September 16th
8:00 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
October 6th
7:30 pm
Triumphs of Voyager Part 1 - Journey to Jupiter...Splendours of Saturn Paul Money The Friend's Meeting House
October 20th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING TBA The Friend's Meeting House
October 21st
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
November 3rd
7:30 pm
Galaxies in 3D Professor Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca
The University of Nottingham
The Friend's Meeting House
November 17th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING TBA The Friend's Meeting House
November 18th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
December 1st
7:30 pm
The Re-Ionisation of the Universe Professor Nial Tanvir
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester
The Friend's Meeting House
December 15th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING TBA The Friend's Meeting House
December 16th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory

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Further details of all meetings may be obtained from the Secretary  on 07752 683878.

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