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Quaker Meeting House, Carlton Hill
188 Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9DX

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Informal Meetings 2016

January 27th
February 24th
March 23rd
April 28th
May 25th
June 22nd
July 27th
September 28th
October 26th
November 23rd


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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, also on a Wednesday.

The venue is the Quaker Meeting House. Doors open at 7.00pm and meetings end between 9.30 and 10pm.

Formal Meetings 2016

January 13th

Members' Annual General Meeting

February 10th

"Asteroids, Armaggedon or Eldorado?"
Dr. Michael Martin-Smith (HERAS)

March 9th

"Shining a light on black holes"
Prof. Andreas Friese (Birmingham)

April 13th

"William Gascoigne of Leeds and the Renaissance of Astronomy"
Dave Sellers (LAS)

May 11th

"Forecasting the impacts of space weather"
Gareth Powell (Exeter Met. Office)

June 8th

"Unravelling massive star birth with ALMA"
Dr. Katherine Johnston (Leeds)

July 13th

"New horizons, Pluto and beyond"
Tim Old (HERAS)


No meeting

September 14th

"Gravity Waves from Newton to LIGO and beyond (with some demonstrations)"
Rod Hine

October 12th

"Chelyabinsk meteor"
Dr. Ken Amor (Oxford)

November 9th

"Relativistic jets"
Prof. Sam Falle (Leeds)

December 14th

President's Evening

 January 2017


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