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Meetings

All these meetings are held on a Friday in the Junior Hall at the Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR9 5BX, start at 7:45 pm, and finish at 10 pm.

Our society is a registered charity. We do not charge a mandatory admission or membership fee, instead relying on voluntary donations by the following methods:

We try to structure the meetings to appeal to our members and guests of all levels, from beginner to expert. They normally consist of an introductory talk by one of our members, society news or an observers section; then a refreshment break followed by the main lecture where the speaker presents a more in-depth talk. A small nominal charge is made for refreshments.

Friday

19th July 2019

Main talk: Dr Christopher Chen: Parker Solar Probe mission.

Short talk: tba.

Schedule

All our regular school meetings are on a Friday evening.

The dates and talks for this year have been confirmed below, more to to follow:

--------------------------------------  New Year 2019  --------------------------------------

 • Jan    11 - Konrad Malin-Smith: Massive Stars.

 • Jan   25 - Garry Hunt - The Voyager Legacy.

 • Feb       8 - Pamela Breda: How to Catch a Star.

 • Feb  22 - Mark R Smith: Thermonuclear Fusion in Stars.

 • Mar      8 - Jonathan Tennyson: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

 • Mar  22 - Roy Easto - Neutron Star Mergers.

 • Apr         5 - Three shorter talks: Meteor detection, Earth's orbit, Horace Dall.

---------------------------------  Easter break 2019  ---------------------------------

 • Apr     26 - Robin Catchpole: Black holes, dark matter and vacuum energy.

 • May  10 - Alice Ardis - Multiverse theories - where science meets science fiction.

 • May 24 - Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the society.

 • Jun       7 - Prof. Graziella Branduardi-Raymont: Astronomy research (and more) at UCL Mullard

                  Space Science Laboratory.

 • Jun    21 - Prof. Andrew Coates: ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Rover.

 • Jul           5 - Prof. Nigel Mason OBE: Astrobiology - the Cradle of Life.

 • Jul      19 - Dr Christopher Chen: Parker Solar Probe mission.

---------------------------------  Summer break 2019  ---------------------------------

 • Dates in autumn to be confirmed.

Schedule detail

There are speakers pledged to give talks, and more details of these will appear on this page, Facebook, and on our forum croydonastro as soon as they are determined and also given at the meetings and the regular email notification to members.

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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

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.

Friday

5th July 2019

Prof. Nigel Mason OBE: Astrobiology - the Cradle of Life.

Friday

21st June 2019

Prof. Andrew Coates: ExoMars Rosalind Franklin Rover.

Friday

7th June 2019

Prof. Graziella Branduardi-Raymont: Astronomy research (and more) at UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

Friday

24th May 2019

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the society.

Friday

10th May 2019

Alice Ardis - Multiverse theories - where science meets science fiction.

The existence of other Universes has long been the fascination of science fiction writers, but many real cosmological models seem to lead to this conclusion. The talk will discuss where Many Universe theories came from and their role in both cosmology and our world view.

Friday

26th April 2019

Robin Catchpole: Black holes, dark matter and vacuum energy.

Friday

5thApril 2019

- Roy Easto - Does the Earth orbit the Sun in a straight line?

- Tony Roberts - Horace Dall.

- Graham Cluer - Meteor detection update.

Friday

22nd Mar 2019

Main talk: Roy Easto - Neutron Star Mergers.

Short talk: Konrad Malin-Smith- Cepheid Variables.

Friday

8th Mar 2019

Jonathan Tennyson: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

Friday

22nd Feb 2019

Mark R Smith: Thermonuclear Fusion in Stars.

Friday

8th Feb 2019

Pamela Breda: How to Catch a Star.

Friday

25th Jan 2019

Garry Hunt - The Voyager Legacy.

Friday

11th Jan 2019

Konrad Malin-Smith: Massive Stars.

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