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Friends House, Carlton Hill

188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9DX

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We also are participating in various public activities either in collaboration with other groups in Leeds or by organising observing evenings during the year. If you would like to know more please click here.



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2009 Meetings Calendar


By tradition meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month; the theme is normally a lecture or presentation on a particular astronomical topic given by guest speakers or society members.

Meetings of an informal nature, where members have the opportunity to show something about their interests (slides, videos, instruments, observations, etc.) occur two weeks later, on a Wednesday again.
However, during 2009 which is the International Year of Astronomy, some of these Informal Meetings are replaced by extra lectures by invited speakers.

The venue is The Quakers Meeting Room (details above on the left). Doors open at 7.00pm and meeting ends between 9.30 and 10pm.

2009 Formal Meetings

January 14th - Annual General Meeting

February 11th - "Cauldron in the Cosmos"

  • Dr David Jenkins, University of York

February 25th - International Year of Astronomy Special

  • "Build Your Own Horizon Declinometer with a Few fence Posts and Solve the
    Mystery of the Megalithic Yard" by Dr Bob Lomas (University of Bradford)

March 11th - "The LHC at CERN: A Peek Through the World's Most Powerful Microscope"

  • Dr Joe Foster, University of Manchester

April 8th - "The AMASE Project"

  • Dr Liane Benning, University of Leeds

April 22nd - "DSLR Imaging Workshop"

  • Gain Lee

May 13th - "Gravitational Lensing"

  • Dr Meghan Gray, University of Nottingham

May 27th - International Year of Astronomy Special

  • "Pre-telescopic astronomy" by Martin Lunn, MBE

June 10th - "My short career as a radio astronomer"

  • Rod Hine

June 24th - International Year of Astronomy Special

  • "Looking at Comets through Wooden Telescopes -Dendrochronology and the
    Frightening Physics of Cometary Impacts" by Dr Bob Lomas (University of Bradford)

July 8th - "Light Pollution from an Astronomical Point of View"

  • Dr Jurgen Schmoll, University of Durham

July 22nd - International Year of Astronomy Special

  • "Apollo - A Moon Odyssey" by Andrew Lound (The Planetary Society)

August 12th - "Who was James Clerk Maxwell?"

  • John Singleton, Hebden Bridge AS

September 4/5/6 - Leeds AS 150th Birthday & BAA out of town meeting - Dynamic Stars

September 9th - "John Harrison's Clocks"

  • Don Metcalfe

October 14th - "Eta Carina"

  • Dr Julian Pittard, University of Leeds

November 7th - Leeds AS Astromeet 2009

November 11th - "Optical Searches for Extraterrestrial Intelligence"

  • Dr Joachim Rose, University of Leeds

December 9th - President's Evening


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