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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
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)
Saturday 12/01/2019
2pm-9pm
Amazing Astronomy Saturday
Embrace the time of year when our skies are at their darkest, with a full programme to inspire, inform and celebrate all things astronomical.
Featuring:
Hands on advice from Swansea Astronomical Society and other South Wales Astronomical Societies Telescope Clinic
3D space films
Cosmic Crafts
Meteorite display.
Replicas of Galileo’s and Newton’s telescopes
A whistle stop Steller Star Dome tour
This year’s event will continue into the evening with the chance to stargaze in our courtyard garden (clouds permitting).
Cost Free
Suitability All
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Sunday 13/01/2019
2pm
Space travel talk
Andrew Lound will give a dramatic lecture entitled "Apollo: A Moon Odyssey"
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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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