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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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2011 Meetings Calendar

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.

2011 Formal Meetings

January 12th

  • Members' Annual General Meeting

February 9th

  • Impactors, Volcanism and Extinctions of Life

  • Prof. Paul Wignall, Leeds Uni. Dept. of Environmental Sciences

March 9th

  • Non-standard astronomical theories

  • Dr Mark Newbrook

April 13th

  • Peter Rea

  • Apollo 15 - The Wonder of the Unknown at Hadley Apennine

May 11th

  • How I wonder what you are - the birth, life and death of stars

  • Dr Paul Ruffle, Jodrell / Uni. Manchester

June 8th

  • Greek Astronomy, Ptolemy, & the Leeds Almagest

  • Prof. Malcolm Heath, Uni. Leeds

July 13th

  • Lunar Observations for Amateurs

  • Prof. Bill Leatherbarrow, BAA

August 10th

  • Modern Alchemy – Exploding Stars in the Lab

  • Dr Alison Laird, Uni. York

September 14th

  • Why are the Planets so Different

  • Kevin Read, West Yorkshire Astronomy Society

  • (This replaces the originally planned Planetary Nebulae, by Dr Chris Wareing of Jodrell / Uni. Manchester.)

October 12th

  • The Solar Corona

  • Prof. Philippa Browning, Jodrell / Uni. Manchester

November 9th

  • Comets - Signposts in History

  • Andrew Lound

December 14th

  • President't Evening


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