Upcoming meetings & events

Dates for 2021-2022 season

We have some great speakers lined up for this year. Please join us on the second Monday of each month (except for August). Please click on the + sign below for more information.

Mar
9
Mon
2020
‘The Ancient Egyptians and their Astronomy’ @ Cavendish Road Primary School
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘The Ancient Egyptians and their Astronomy’

A talk by Pauline Norris

Also, a reminder of Lliwgy Weekend in April is scheduled – if you wish to attend please bring your £20 deposit.

May
11
Mon
2020
‘How we look at Space and Time at VRO’ & ‘Sudden StarLink Syndrome’ @ Zoom Video Conference
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

The World’s Biggest Digital Camera and why the StarLink Programme is a significant Issue for It

‘How we look at Space and Time at VRO’ & ‘Sudden StarLink Syndrome’

An overview of the work of The Vera Rubin Observatory (with its 27-ft (8.4-m) mirror telescope and 3200 megapixel camera) given by Boyd Bowdish (How we look at Space and Time at VRO) followed by a further presentation on the effects on VRO data caused by the StarLink satellite constellation (Sudden StarLink Syndrome) by Andrew Bradshaw. The talks will be presented via a Zoom video conference chat – our first intercontinental talk by guest speakers from the USA and an exclusive first to our society here in the UK. Instructions to join the chat will be sent out to society members via email before the meeting. If you would like to attend the chat on 11 May and have not received a link by Thursday, 7 May – please email the society at chair@wdas2.com. Non-society members are also welcome to attend the chat.

 

 

 

 

Mar
8
Mon
2021
‘The Size of Space – just how do astronomers estimate distances?’ @ Zoom Video Conference
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘The Size of Space – just how do astronomers estimate distances?’

A talk by William Stewart

 

Jun
14
Mon
2021
‘Atmospheric Optical Phenomena: Rainbows, Halos & Glories’ @ Zoom video conference
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Atmospheric Optical Phenomena: Rainbows, Halos & Glories’

A talk by Dr. Clive Saunders, Centre for Atmospheric Studies, University of Manchester