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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.


2018 Meetings Calendar

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2013 Meetings Calendar

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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.

2013 Formal Meetings

January 9th

  • Members' Annual General Meeting

February 13th

  • The battle for galaxies

  • Rod Hine (Bradford A.S.)

March 13th

  • Astronomy in flatland – 2 dimensional universe

  • Dr. Colin Steele (Manchester University)

April 10th

  • Astrophotography without ridiculously expensive equipment

  • Dr. Steve Barratt (Liverpool University)

May 8th

  • The plumes of Enceladus

  • Dr. Chris Arridge (UCL)

June 12th

  • TBA (stellar evolution, star formation etc.)

  • Dr. Rene Oudmaijer (Leeds University)

July 10th

  • Infra-red astronomy from space (provisional title)

  • Dr. Eric Dunford (Space scientist, RAS)

August 14th

  • No meeting (most members on holiday)

September 11th

  • Hide and Go Seek: Possible Places for Life in the Universe

  • Andy Pon, Univ. of Leeds

October 9th

  • Images of the universe 2

  • Paul Money

November 13th

  • Dark energy

  • Dr. Phill James (Liverpool John Moores University)

December 11th

  • President's Evening


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