Derby and District Astronomical Society

[2017]

2018 Meeting Programme

Date Title Speaker Venue
January 5th
7:30 pm
Society Quiz Quizmaster: Dave Selfe The Friend's Meeting House
January 19th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
How to use that telescope you got for Christmas
Brian Dodson The Friend's Meeting House
January 20th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
January 27th
5 pm onwards
ALVASTON PARK STARGAZING - The Community Building, Alvaston Park, Derby
February 2nd
7:30 pm
Small Steps Toward the Giant Leap: The Artificial Gravity Roadmap Martin Braddock
Mansfield Astronomical Society
The Friend's Meeting House
February 16th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
The February Sky
Mike Lancaster The Friend's Meeting House
February 17th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
March 2nd
7:30 pm
Creatures of the Deep - A Journey Through the Milky Way Dr Mike Lancaster
Derby & District Astronomical Society
The Friend's Meeting House
March 16th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
March 17th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
April 6th
7:30 pm
The Gaia Mission Rob Jeffries
Professor of Astrophysics
Keele University
The Friend's Meeting House
April 20th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
April 21st
8:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
May 4th
7:30 pm
Annual General Meeting - The Friend's Meeting House
May 18th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
May 19th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
June 1st
7:30 pm
The Triumphs of Voyager - Part 2:
Where No Probe Has Gone Before
Paul Money The Friend's Meeting House
June 15th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
Saturday 7th July
7:30pm
Society BBQ and Observing Session
(Replaces July main meeting)
- The Flamsteed Observatory
July 21st
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
August 3rd
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION
(Replaces August main meeting)
- The Flamsteed Observatory
September 7th
7:30 pm
TBA
(but almost certainly an update on the Juno Mission to Jupiter)
Professor Emma Bunce
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Leicester
The Friend's Meeting House
September 21st
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
September 22nd
8:00 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
October 5th
7:30 pm
TBA Dr Phil Evans
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Leicester
The Friend's Meeting House
October 19th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
October 20th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
November 2nd
7:30 pm
TBA Chris Newsome The Friend's Meeting House
November 16th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
November 17th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
December 7th
7:30 pm
TBA - The Friend's Meeting House
December 21st
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
December 22nd
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory

[2017]

For a location map of the Friend's Meeting House click here.

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

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