The talk in April has changed. It is now “Cosmic Telescopes” by Dr. Phil Marshall from the University of Oxford.
Bad weather stops play.
Check back here frequently to see if were are proceeding with our January meeting.
Volunteer for speaking in our Sept. 2013 to May 2014 season are warmly welcomed.
Just drop chairman at beckingtonas dot org an email!
First talk of 2013 is from Roger Dymock about “Project Alcock”, a comet search project for amateur astronomical societies.
Roger is a FRAS and director of the Asteroids section of the BAA. He has also written a number of books including ‘Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Them’
Our programme starts again this month, and what a start.
We have Damian Peach, renowned planetary imager, coming to talk to us about imaging Jupiter.
Yours truly will present something for the beginners item.
Village Day went well despite the best efforts of the Weather.
We had several visitors to the stand and what was encouraging was that about six are seriously interested in joining the society. We did not sell anything but if just one visitor joins that will offset the cost to have a stall.
Some pictures from the day:
We plan to hold the anual BBQ on 27th or 28th July (weather will dictate) in the usual place.
This is a members (and friends and family) event only.
Bring your own food and drink. Let John or chairman know if you would like to attend. Some of the members usualyy bring along some scopes and/or binoculars for observing if the weather is kind.
A talk by John Zarnecki of the Open University hosted by the William Herschel Society on the 24th March promises to be very interesting.
SATURDAY MARCH 24th
The Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, 16, Queen Square, BATH
Tickets £5.00 students £4.00
We had a bumper turn-out on 20th Jan. Could this have been due to the Cox-effect?