Unfortunately Jonathan Gale cannot make it in May, but he kindly put me in touch with his friend Owen Brazell who will be filling in with a talk about Dark Nebulae. This sounds like a very interesting topic, so hope you can make it. Jonathan will hopefully be able to offer a talk some time in the future.
The programme for 2018-2019 is live. There are many exciting topics lined up for this year so don’t miss out.
We plan to run our Christmas social event this year and would welcome your input on what you would like us to do.
We usually have a Raffle, Quiz and some other activities prepared by the membership. People are welcome to bring along activities — they do not have to relate to astronomy, but if you do have anything astronomical to show and tell that would be marvellous.
Send your ideas to the chairman or other committee members.
We have not had enough interest in the social evening, so regretfully we are going to cancel the event.
Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The programme for 2017/2018 is now on the site!
Our next meeting Friday 19th May is all about imaging. We will start with a show-and-tell session where you are invited to bring along kit/images/anecdotes/advice etc. to share your experiences of astronomical imaging — both good or bad.
The main talk will be on “Image Processing” by Steve Hill which will look under the hood to see what is really going on when you manipulate image data.
Our last meeting of this season will be our AGM, followed by member talks.
- A new treasurer needed
- Membership card image needed
- Talks needed
If you can help with any of these, please let the chairman know!
If you enjoyed Jonathan Gale’s talk on asterisms and want to follow things up, here is a link to his finder charts:
Here are the links that Steve has/had in his talk on the Science of the Solar System.
MOLA (and other) Mars data:
I have updated the programme with the full title for January’s talk: Jonathan Gale will present “Patterns in the Sky – Exploring and Observing Asterisms”