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Member Events 2019/20

Thursday evening lectures are provided for Swansea Astronomical Society members, however, potential new members or members of other astronomical societies should feel free to come along as a guest.

In addition to the events listed below, we hold regular member observation evenings, subject to weather conditions.

Our Yahoogroup for members' chit-chat is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swanastro.

DateEventVenue
Saturday 20/07/2019
All day and evening
Lunar and solar observing event
On Saturday July 20th 2019 it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon.
In celebration of this the Swansea Astronomical Society is holding an event at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
There will be slide shows and talks about both the Sun and the Moon during the morning and the afternoon.
In addition, weather permitting, there will be opportunities to safely observe the Sun.

Normal entry fees to the Garden apply, the event itself is free.

National Botanic Gardens of Wales
Thursday 10/10/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Roger Pickard will give a talk entitled 'Variable Stars in Detail'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 24/10/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Daryl Dobbs (Barry Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Deep sky observing in Cassiopeia'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 14/11/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Dave Powell MBE will give a talk entitled “Observing the Leonids”
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 28/11/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Sarah Roberts (Cardiff University) will give a talk entitled 'Las Cumbres Robotic Telescope'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 12/12/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Professor Steven Phillips of Bristol University will give a talk on 'Galaxies'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 09/01/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Nik Whitehead (University of Wales, Trinity St David) will give a talk TBC
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 23/01/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Maggie Collins (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk TBC
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 13/02/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Prof Prem Kumar (Swansea University) will give a talk TBC
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 27/02/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Simon Helan (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Asteroids'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 12/03/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Professor Matt Griffin (Cardiff University) will give a talk on 'Infrared Astronomy'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor)(Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 26/03/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Howard Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Double stars'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor)(Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 09/04/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Steven Lubbock (Barry Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Galaxies'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 23/04/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Talk to be arranged
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 14/05/2020
7pm
AGM
Annual General Meeting followed by members' short talks
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 28/05/2020
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a dramatic lecture TBC
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)


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