Derby and District Astronomical Society

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2019 Meeting Programme

Date Title Speaker Venue
January 4th
7:30 pm
Society Quiz Quizmaster: Dave Selfe The Friend's Meeting House
January 18th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
What's Happening Astronomically in 2019
Brian Dodson The Friend's Meeting House
January 19th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
February 1st
7:30 pm
Astronomy in Flatland Dr Colin Steele
The University of Manchester
The Friend's Meeting House
February 2nd
6 pm onwards
ALVASTON PARK STARGAZING - The Community Building, Alvaston Park, Derby
February 15th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
February 16th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
March 1st
7:30 pm
Galaxies in 3D Professor Alfonso Aragón-Salamanca
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nottingham
The Friend's Meeting House
March 9th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
March 15th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Observing
- Meet at The Friend's Meeting House
Travel to Flamsteed Observatory
April 5th
7:30 pm
Solar Flares - The Most Powerful Explosions in the Solar System Professor Philippa Browning
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Manchester
The Friend's Meeting House
April 13th
8:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
May 3rd
7:30 pm
Annual General Meeting - The Friend's Meeting House
May 11th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
May 17th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Sir Arthur Eddington
Mike Dumelow The Friend's Meeting House
June 7th
7:30 pm
The Silver on Glass Revolution R. A. Marriott
British Astronomical Association
The Friend's Meeting House
June 15th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
June 21st
8:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
Saturday 6th July
7:30pm
Society BBQ and Observing Session
(Replaces July main meeting)
- The Flamsteed Observatory
July 13th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
Saturday 20th July VISIT TO THE NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE - The National Space Centre, Leicester
August 2nd
7:30 pm
The Eagle Has Landed: The Flight of Apollo 11 Anthony Southwell
Derby & District Astronomical Society
The Friend's Meeting House
August 10th
8:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION
CANCELLED DUE TO RENOVATION WORK
- The Flamsteed Observatory
September 6th
7:30 pm
A photographic trip down the society's memory lane... Arthur Tristram & Dave Maynard The Friend's Meeting House
September 14th
8:00 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
September 20th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Meteorites
Anthony Southwell Meet at The Friend's Meeting House
Travel to Flamsteed Observatory
October 4th
7:30 pm
The Plumes of Enceladus Dr Chris Arridge
Department of Physics
The University of Lancaster
The Friend's Meeting House
October 12th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
October 18th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
- The Friend's Meeting House
Saturday October 19th
Midday to Midnight
BARROW ON TRENT STAR GAZING AND EXHIBITION - Brookfield Social Club
Barrow on Trent, DE73 7HG
November 1st
7:30 pm
TBA - The Friend's Meeting House
November 9th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
November 15th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
GCSE Astronomy
- The Friend's Meeting House
Saturday 23rd November
6pm till late
ELVASTON CASTLE STARGAZING AND EXHIBITION - PART 1 - Elvaston Castle Country Park
DE72 3EP
December 6th
7:30 pm
TBA - The Friend's Meeting House
Saturday 7th December
6pm till late
ELVASTON CASTLE STARGAZING AND EXHIBITION - PART 2 - Elvaston Castle Country Park
DE72 3EP
December 14th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
December 20th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Observing
- Meet at The Friend's Meeting House
Travel to Flamsteed Observatory

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

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