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Member Events 2018/19

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 17/11/2018
6pm - 9pm
Stargazing Evening
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Star Party, in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru, with astronomy activities from 6.00pm to 9.00pm on Saturday, November 17th
Stargazing through telescopes (weather permitting) plus talks and telescope advice clinics in the Great Glasshouse; with food and drink available from the Med Cafe.
If you have a telescope and need help using it please bring it along.
There’ll also be a 3D Cinema and astronomy artefacts, where visitors can handle objects dating from the birth of our solar system.
Entry via the main gate. The Star Party costs £3 per child. Accompanying adults are free but donations are welcomed. A family ticket is £6 (2 adults and up to 4 children). ‘Unaccompanied’ adults cost £3.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 22/11/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Maggie Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk on 'The Life and work of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 13/12/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Nick Hart of Cardiff and Barry Astronomical Societies will give a talk entitled 'Broadband, Narrowband'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 10/01/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
John Evans (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled 'Unsolved Problems in Astronomy'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 24/01/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Martin Griffiths of Dark Sky Wales will give a talk; title TBA
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 28/02/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Sarah Roberts, (Swansea University) will give a talk on The Faulkes Telescope
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 14/03/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Howard Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society Chairman) will give a talk entitled 'In search of Ancient Astronomers'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 28/03/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Prof Mike Edmunds (Emeritus Professor Cardiff University) will give a lecture entitled 'Astronomy in an Age of Revolutions: The Foundation and Founders of the Royal Astronomical Society 1820'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 11/04/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Gareth Danks (Gareth Danks Photography) will give a talk on 'Astrophotography'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 25/04/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Jane Clark will give a lecture on " Mapping the Solar System from your backyard "
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 19/09/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Steve Wainwright FRAS (SAS) will give a talk on 'Swansea Astronomy 2018 & 2019'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 10/10/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Roger Pickard will give a talk entitled "Variable Stars in Detail"
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite 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), SA1 (opposite 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), SA1 (opposite 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), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 12/12/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Mark Delaney (Barry Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled “Shining Light on Space and Time”
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)


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