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Meetings, year of 2018.  Current year 2019

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There are no meetings from mid-July to early September.


Details of our meetings are also available on the CAS Web Calendar found on the home page. Using this calendar you can set up email or SMS text alerts to remind you of the lecture times.

Friday

13th July 2018

Prof. Andrew Coates spoke to us on the subject titled ExoMars.

Friday

6th July 2018

James Fradgley from the Wessex Astronomical Society, spoke to us on the subject of Life in the Universe. Are the aliens really there? Astronomical and evolutionary factors for assessing the probability of there being complex life 'out there'.

Friday

22nd June 2018

Member Bernard Winchester presented a talk on: Space and Spirituality. Interviews with astronauts returning from space in articles and news reports often indicate that they feel fundamentally changed by their experiences. So what happens when we "slip the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God", and why?

Friday

8th June 2018

Our Chairman Tony Roberts presented a talk on the History of the Telescope.

Friday

25th May 2018

We welcome Graham G Bryant who will speak to us on the subject: Sun, Sea and Smoke, a tale of a wealthy Victorian family of solar observers.

Friday

11th MAY 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the society takes place this year on Friday the 11th May. The agenda, appendices and minutes of the AGM last year will be as handouts at the meeting. After the AGM we will include some astronomy, either in the form of news, photographs, short films or answering questions etc. if you would like to share anything, even if just a mention, please do so. There will be further information with other details soon.

As always the AGM portion of this Friday meeting can only be participated by members, whereas guests are welcome as usual during the rest of the meeting.

Friday

27th April 2018

We welcome Konrad Malin-Smith who will introduce and present an illustrated compilation on the Solar Eclipses of the 20th Century.

Friday

13th April 2018

We welcome Konrad Malin-Smith and Roy Easto who will present to us talks on: Cepheid Variables and Magnetism.

Friday

23rd March 2018

We welcome William Joyce who will present to us a talk on: The Geology of the Moon.

Friday

9th March 2018

We welcome Prof. Carl Murray who will present to us a talk on: Cassini at Saturn, the end of an era.

Friday

23rd Feb 2018

We welcome Melanie Davies FRAS who will present to us a talk on: Giants in Space, understanding molecular clouds.

Friday

9th Feb 2018

We welcome member Alan Drummond who will present to us a talk on: Carbon, on earth and in the stars.

Friday

26th Jan 2018

We welcome Chris Baker who will present to us a talk on: The trials, tribulations and rewards of remote imaging.

Friday

12th Jan 2018

The new year will start with a talk by member Wiliam Lumb on his personal experience of the Solar Eclipse 2017.

Bill Lumb saw the total solar eclipse of 21st august 2017 from Wyoming. On the way he took in Fermilab, the Adler planetarium, Yerkes observatory, and the Homestake mine neutrino detector. He will be sharing his experiences with us.

Friday

14th Dec 2018

Society Christmas Festival Meeting. Included an all-in quiz hosted by the chairman Tony.

Friday

30th Nov 2018

Prof. Alan Aylward - Aurorae on Earth and other Planets.

Friday

16th Nov 2018

Tony Roberts - Astronomical Oddities. Strange observations, strange mistakes, strange astronomers, and it will look at some of the weirder things that have happened in astronomy (Herschel’s rings of Uranus and the planet Vulcan).

Friday

2nd Nov 2018

Konrad Malin-Smith: Eclipses of the 21st century. Konrad will introduce and present an illustrated compilation on the Solar Eclipses of the 21st century; a first hand account as he has observed these himself.

Friday

19th Oct 2018

Greg Smye-Rumsby - Life in the Universe.

Friday

5th Oct 2018

Emily Smith: An introduction to Hawking Radiation.

Friday

21th Sept 2018

This meeting was cancelled.

Friday

7th Sept 2018

Eric Dunford: Infrared Astronomy Missions.

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