2017 Programme

Wednesday January 25
AGM;  Astronomical Events of 2017
Mr. Richard Sargent             (Chester Astronomical Society;  BAA)

Wednesday February 22
The History of the Earth
Prof. Albert Zijlstra             (The University of Manchester)

Wednesday March 29
The Liverpool Telescope: A Giant Robotic Eye on the Universe
Prof. Mike Bode                  (Liverpool John Moores University)

Wednesday April 26
The Forgotten Star Atlas
Mr. Kevin Kilburn                (The University of Manchester;  Manchester Astronomical Society)

Wednesday May 31
When Galaxies Collide
Dr. Megan Argo                   (University of Central Lancashire)

Wednesday June 28
A Solar Event
Mr. Peter Williamson            (Shropshire Astronomical Society;  BBC Radio)

Wednesday July  26
Quick Astrophotography in a Light Polluted Sky.
Mr. Steve Warbis                 (Macclesfield Astronomical Society)

August
No Meeting       

Friday-Sunday September 8-10                                                                  ***   Confirmed.   ***
British Astronomical Association Weekend Conference: Stars: Life and Death of the Universe.
 
Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher  (Glasgow University)                       Living with a Star.
Prof. Paul A. Crowther (Sheffield University)                       Birth, life and death of massive stars.
Prof. Nate Bastian        (Liverpool John Moores University)  Stellar clusters and stellar populations.
Dr.    Jacco van Loon   (Keele University)                            Stellar Ecology.
Prof. Bill Chaplin          (Birmingham University)                   Sounding stars and the search for
                                                                                                other worlds in our Galaxy.
Dr.    Matt Darnley       (Liverpool John Moores University)  Novae: (Brief) new life after stellar 
                                                                                                death.

Prof. Paul Rees            Visit to The OpTIC Centre, Saint Asaph, which designs and builds
                                           advanced optical systems.
Mr.   Andrew Bate       Visit to St Peter’s Church for a demonstration of the Foucault Pendulum.

Wednesday September 27
Einstein's Relativity Tested to the Limit with Pulsars
Dr. Rene Breton                   (University of Manchester)

Wednesday October 25
Members’ Night
Talks by society members     (Chester Astronomical Society)

Friday October 27                                                                                       ***   New.   ***
Telescope Surgery: Learn to use a telescope effectively
Society members                  (Chester Astronomical Society)

Friday November 10                                                                                   ***   Confirmed.   ***
"Something interesting"
Dr. Allan Chapman              (Oxford University)

Wednesday November 29
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Progress in British Variable Star Astronomy   ***   Confirmed.   ***
Dr. Jeremy Shears                (Chester Astronomical Society;  BAA)

December
No Meeting

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Rev. 1.7.170512   Posted: 12-May-2017   Peter Hesse

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