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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

31st Jan 2020

Konrad Malin-Smith:  Spectroscopic Binaries.

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 follow:

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

 • Sep       6 - Prof. Peter Read:  The turbulent atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn.

 • Sep  20 - Sam Lawrence:  Simulating the Universe.

 • Oct         4 - Dr Andrew Williamson:  Gravitational waves.

 • Oct    25 - Gary Poyner:  Variable Stars - How and why they vary.

 • Nov       1 - Dr Heather Campbell:  Supernovae - The Exploding Universe.

 • Nov  15 - Paul Coleman:  The Great American Eclipse.

 • Nov  22 - Konrad Malin-Smith:  The Canaries revisited - observations and astrophotography.

 • Dec       6 - Christmas meeting, preceded by an EGM.

--------------------------------------  New Year 2020  --------------------------------------

 • Jan   10 - Dr Dirk Froebrich:  Hunting Outbursting Young Stars.

 • Jan   31 - Konrad Malin-Smith:  Spectroscopic Binaries.

 • Feb       7 - Prof. Ian Crawford:  The New Science of Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Universe.

 • Feb  21 - tba.

 • Mar      6 - tba.

 • Mar  20 - Peter Bull:  A Window through the Universe.

 • Apr         3 - tba.

---------------------------------  Easter break 2020  ---------------------------------

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.

Friday

3rd Apr 2020

Main talk:  tba.

Short talk - tba.

Friday

20th Mar 2020

Peter Bull:  A Window through the Universe.

Short talk - tba.

Friday

6th Mar 2020

Main talk:  tba.

Short talk - tba.

Friday

21st Feb 2020

Main talk:  tba.

Short talk - Ann Parker:  The British Interplanetary Society.

Friday

7th Feb 2020

Prof. Ian Crawford:  The New Science of Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Universe.

Short talk - tba.

Friday

31st Jan 2020

Konrad Malin-Smith:  Spectroscopic Binaries.

Short talk - tba.

Friday

10th Jan 2020

Dr Dirk Froebrich:  Hunting Outbursting Young Stars with the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science.

Short talk - Graham Cluer - Latest on my meteor detection and aurora experiences.

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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

6th Dec 2019

Christmas meeting, preceded by an EGM.

Friday

22nd Nov 2019

Konrad Malin-Smith:  The Canaries revisited (observations and astrophotography).

Short talk - William Bottaci:  Mercury, a planet of surprises.

Friday

15th Nov 2019

Paul Coleman:  The Great American Eclipse.

Short talk - William Bottaci:  Wide-field imaging.

Friday

1st Nov 2019

Dr Heather Campbell:  Supernovae - The Exploding Universe.

Short talk - Ann Parker:  South American Total Solar Eclipse.

Friday

25th Oct 2019

Gary Poyner:  Variable Stars - How and Why They Vary.

Short talk - Konrad Malin-Smith:  The Southern Skies.

Friday

4th Oct 2019

Dr Andrew Williamson:  Gravitational waves.

Short talk - Roy Easto:  Trip to Iceland.

Friday

20th Sept 2019

Sam Lawrence:  Simulating the Universe.

Short talk - Bill Lumb:  Very Large Telescope in Chile.

Friday

6th Sept 2019

Prof. Peter Read:  The turbulent atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn.

Short talk - Konrad Malin-Smith:  Globular Clusters.

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