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Member Events 2017/18

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. Please see this page: Member Observing for details of this.

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

DateEventVenue
Thursday 22/02/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Bob Owens (National Museum of Wales) will give a talk entitle 'The Geology of Mars'
Room West Fulton House, University of Swansea
Saturday 24/02/2018
6-30pm to 9pm
Star Party
Stargazing through telescopes plus talks and telescope advice clinics in the Great Glasshouse; with food and drink available from the Med Cafe.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Star Party, in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru, with astronomy activities from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
3D Cinema & astronomy artefacts, handle objects dating from the birth of our solar system. 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).
For guides/scouts/brownies/cubs etc. groups, the cost for the Star Party is £3 per child, with accompanying adults free.
Castor & Pollux, Sirius, Capella, Procyon should all be visible We will also use Orion to star hop so we can find the Pleiades and there should be good views of the Moon, weather permitting.
While the stargazing is weather dependent we will be able to run activities inside the Great Glass House if the weather is poor.
A talk on binoculars will also be given.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 08/03/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Frazer Lewis (Faulkes Telescope) will give a talk entitled 'What has Astronomy done for us?'
Room West Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 22/03/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Prof Chris Allton (Swansea University) will give a talk on "Neutron Stars and other Extreme Matter".
Lecture Room A Fulton House, University of Swansea
Friday 23/03/2018
6-30pm
Star Party
Swansea Astronomical Society will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk on telescopes and an exhibition
Swansea Airport
Thursday 12/04/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dave Powell (Barry Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled 'Meteorite falls in Wales'
Seminar Room 3 Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 26/04/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Roger Pickard (British Astronomical Asociation) will give a talk entitled 'Variable Stars'.
Room West Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 10/05/2018
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound. (Odyssey Dramatic Presentations) will give a talk Topic TBA.
Lecture Room A Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 24/05/2018
7pm
Annual General Meeting
Society AGM
Seminar Room 3 Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 11/10/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Ian Miller will give a lecture on the Furzehill Observatory
Fulton House, Swansea University
Thursday 22/11/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Maggie Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk. Title TBA
Fulton House, Swansea University
Thursday 13/12/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Nick Hart of Cardiff and Barry Astronomical Societies will give a talk entitled "Broadband, Narrowband"
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 24/01/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Martin Griffiths of Dark Sky Wales will give a talk; title TBA
Fulton House, Swansea University
Thursday 14/02/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Brian Stokes (Swansea Astronomical Society) will present the first of a two part experience: 'An interactive Astronomical journey through time' Part 1
Fulton House, Swansea University
Thursday 28/02/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Brian Stokes (Swansea Astronomical Society) will present the second of a two part experience: 'An interactive Astronomical journey through time' Part 2
Fulton House, Swansea University
Thursday 14/03/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Howard Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society Chairman) will give a talk entitled "In search of Ancient Astronomers"
Fulton House, Swansea University


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