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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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2010 Meetings Calendar

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.

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.

2010 Formal Meetings

January 13th

  • Annual General Meeting

February 10th

  • Supermassive Black Holes and the Growth of Galaxies

  • Dr Ryan Hickox (Harvard / Durham)

March 10th

  • Panspermia: Science Fiction or Science Fact?

  • Dr Terence Kee (Leeds)

April 14th

  • Black Holes at the LHC

  • Prof. Elizabeth Winstanley (Sheffield)

May 12th

  • Cosmic Bodies with Magnetic Personalities

  • Rod Hine (Bradford)

June 9th

  • Double Stars

  • Dr John McCue

  • (The talk originally planned, Activity in the Solar Corona by Dr Philippa Browning, has been postponed until 2011 October 12.)

July 14th

  • Recent Developments in Digital Imaging

  • David Ratledge (Lancashire)

August 11th

  • Variable Stars: How and Why They Vary

  • Poyner (BAA VSS)

September 8th

  • Richard Norwood: The Surveyor Who Changed the World

  • Dr Richard Keesing (York)

October 13th

  • Exploring the Radio Universe from Jodrell Bank

  • Dr Tim O’Brien (Jodrell Bank)

November 10th

  • Meteorites, Stardust, and the Early Solar System

  • Dr Jamie Gilmour (Manchester)

November 13th

  • Astromeet

December 8th

  • President't Evening


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