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Member Events 2016/17

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 at Fairwood, usually on Friday nights. Please contact us on on contact@swanastro.org.uk for details of this.

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

DateEventVenue
Thursday 23/02/2017
7pm
Society Lecture
Martin Griffiths of Dark Sky Wales will give a talk. The talk will be on 'Astronomy and Philosophy.' It will be an examination of how astronomy has changed our perception of ourselves and society in history and driven science and its impact with its major discoveries: the big bang, our milky way home and the Heliocentric hypothesis.
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Friday 03/03/2017
7pm to 9pm
Star Party
View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society. At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.
Swansea Airport
Thursday 09/03/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Nick Hart of Cardiff Astronomical Society will give a talk. The title of Nick's talk is "Under City Skies".
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 23/03/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Prof Paul Roche of Cardiff University will give a lecture entitled 'Gaia: surveying the Milky Way'
Fulton House Room West
Thursday 13/04/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Howard Davies, Chairman of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled 'The Science of the Apollo Moon Landings.'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 27/04/2017
7pm
Society Lecture
Brian Spinks of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled "Binoculars"
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 11/05/2017
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a lecture entitled 'Mercury A Relative Planet'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 25/05/2017
7pm
AGM
Fulton House Room West
Thursday 12/10/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Nick Lewis of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled "Following the Saros".
Fulton House
Thursday 26/10/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Jon Laver of Cardiff Astronomical Society will give a talk on Meteors
Fulton House
Thursday 09/11/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Dr Chris North, Sky at Night astronomer from Cardiff University will give a lecture on "Telescopes Through the Ages"
Fulton House
Thursday 23/11/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Prof Prem Kumar, Swansea University Physics department will give a lecture. Topic TBA
Fulton House
Thursday 14/12/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Dr Steve Wainwright FRAS of Swansea Astronomical Society will give a lecture on 'Bridge Camera Astronomy'
Fulton House


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