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 The Friend's Meeting House
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
Observing
- Meet at The Friend's Meeting House
Travel to Flamsteed Observatory
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
A Tour Through the Radio Universe Miss Emma Alexander
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
The University of Manchester
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
The Rise and Fall of the British Space Programme Dr Martin Griffiths
The University of South Wales
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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