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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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2012 Meetings Calendar

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.

2012 Formal Meetings

January 11th

  • Members' Annual General Meeting

February 8th

  • Star and planet formation

  • Prof. Tom Hartquist (Leeds University)

March 14th

  • Black holes, quasars and galaxy formation

  • Prof. Clive Tadhunter (Sheffield University)

April 11th

  • The next generation of optical instruments

  • Dr Jeremy Allington-Smith (Durham University)

May 9th

  • How galaxies form and the relationship between gas and galaxies

  • Prof. Simon Morris (Durham University)

June 13th

  • Astronomical image processing

  • Brian Joynes (Doncaster AS)

July 11th

  • Planetary nebulae, AGB stars and their effects on the interstellar medium

  • Dr Chris Wareing (Jodrell Bank, Manchester University)

August 8th

  • No meeting (most members on holiday)

September 12th

  • The puzzle of ultra-high energy cosmic rays and the Pierre Auger Observatory

  • Dr Johannes Knapp (Leeds University)

October 10th

  • Imaging and images

  • Gain Lee (Huddersfield AS.)

  • Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, this talk has had to be cancelled. An alternative meeting will be arranged.

November14 th

  • Restoration of a 3 in 1 telescope

  • Martin Dawson, York A.S.

December 12th

  • President't Evening


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