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July 2016

1 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Dr Bruce Vickery  Charles Piazzi Smyth  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

1 Croydon Astronomical Society: Croydon AS  Exhibition Meeting  @ 19:45, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

2 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   Solar Observing  @ 11:00 – 16:00, T.B.A  

5 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Members Contribution  Solar Observing  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

8 Breckland Astronomical Society: Ian Coster  Double Stars  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

8 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

8 Breckland Astronomical Society: Ian Coster  Double Stars  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

10 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Public Solar Event  @ 10:00, Felixstowe Leisure Centre  

11 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

11 West Of London Astronomical Society: Guy Hurst  Optical Transients  @ 8 pm, St. John Ambulance Hall, North Harrow HA2 7TA  

11 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Owen Brazell  Observing Planetary Nebulae  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

12 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Speakers -TBA  All things Astro  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

12 Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society: IDAS Members  Members Evening  @ 7:30pm, Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA  

14 Wakefield And District Astronomical Society (WADAS) : John Nichol  How good are your optics?  @ 7.30pm, Horbury Academy, Wakefield Road, Horbury WF4 5HE  

15 Croydon Astronomical Society: Peter Bassett  Apollo 8 Mission  @ 19:45, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

19 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Jane Napier & Aninda Biswas  TBC  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Alfie Neild  Mechanical Engineering Design considerations for Large Telescope Structures.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

20 Worthing Astronomical Society: Jane Green  Bright Lights and the Cosmos  @ 19:30, Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, Heene Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

22 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: various  Short Talks  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

25 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

25 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS):   Telescopic Topics: a members meeting, but everyone's welcome  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

27 Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society:   Informal talks and discussion meeting   @ 7:45pm, Shipley Park Visitor Centre, Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7GX  

31 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Solar Observing Day  @ 11am – 4.30pm, National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne SA32 8HG  

August 2016

2 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Members Contribution  Solar Observing  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

5 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

6 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   Solar Observing  @ 11:00 – 16:00, T.B.A  

8 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Dr Lee Macdonald  Kew Observatory  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

12 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Ben Sutlieff, S.P.A.M. Meteor Detection Group  Night of the Shooting Stars – talk on radio meteor detection and star party  @ 7:30pm until 11:30pm, Cheddar Scout Hut and First School Field, The Hayes, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3HN  

12 Breckland Astronomical Society: Andrew Robertson  The Autumn Sky  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

13 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   DASH Summer Social  @ 14:00 – 17_00, T.B.A  

16 Macclesfield Astronomical Society:   Summer Exhibition: Displays, Observing, Competition, Raffle, Refreshments.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

19 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomers' Questions Time  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

20 Maidenhead Astronomical Society: Various / supported by Local Societies  European Symposium on Occultation Projects  @ 0900 (2 day event ), University of Surrey, Guildford  

September 2016

2 William Herschel Society: Dr Stijn Wuyts  The life cycle of galaxies  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

2 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

2 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Biob Mizon MBE  Talk: 'Seven Moons'; followed by star party and observation of the late summer sky  @ 7:30pm until midnight, Priddy Village Hall, The Glebe, Priddy, Somerset, BA5 3BE  

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  An Introduction to Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  An Introduction to Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

9 Breckland Astronomical Society: Damian Peach  Planetary Astrophotography  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

9 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Vanessa Smer-Barreto  Astronomy in pre-Columbian civilizations  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

12 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Rod Hine MA (Cantab) MIEE MBCS Vice Chairman Bradford A S  “Gravitational Waves”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

16 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomy for All (public observing)  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

20 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Tyler Bourke  The SKA Project.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

21 Worthing Astronomical Society: Bob Turner F.R.A.S.  Understanding what we see…Looking at the Night Sky  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

30 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Pierre Girard  French Astronomy  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

October 2016

4 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  Exoplanets  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

5 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc  Exoplanets  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.  

7 William Herschel Society: Keith Wright FBIS  Designing Against Space Flight Disaster   @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

7 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party  @ 7pm – 9pm, Swansea Airport Fairwood Common SA2 7JU  

8 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: tbc  World Space Week Star Party, Exhibition and Activities  @ 6pm until midnight, Ashwick & Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill, Somerset BA3 5AN (tbc)  

10 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Prof Brad Gibson (University of Hull)  “Building A Universe Inside A Computer”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

13 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr Rhodri Evans, Cardiff University  Overthrowing Newton – Proving Einstein right  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

14 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

18 Macclesfield Astronomical Society:   AGM  @ 20:00, The Red Lion, Goostrey  

27 Swansea Astronomical Society: Prof Mike Edmunds of Cardiff University  The Great Quasar Debate 1963 – 1986  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

28 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Guy Hurst  Richard Lambert Memorial Lecture: Goldilocks and the Exoplanets  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

28 Breckland Astronomical Society:   Breckland AS Autumn Star Party 2016  @ Friday – Monday, Haw Wood Farm Caravan Park, Hinton, Saxmundham, IP17 3QT  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy:   Society for the History of Astronomy Autumn Conference  @ 09.30 – 17.00, John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Allan Chapman FRAS  Mary Somerville and the British Grand Amateur Tradition  @ 16.00 – 17.00, John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Mike Leggett FRAS  The Hartwell Synod: Dr John Lee, Admiral Smyth and their Associates  @ 14.30 – 15.30, John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Lee Macdonald FRAS  George Airy and the Origins of the Magnetic and Meteorological Department at Greenwich  @ 11.15 – 12.15, John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Bill Barton FRAS  The Chaldean Astronomical Society  @ 10.15 – 11.15, Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge and elsewhere   

November 2016

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual General Meeting  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Winter Night Sky  @ 08.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

2 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  Mars Exploration and the Search for Life  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.  

3 William Herschel Society: Dr Nigel Bannister  From the Lobster's Eye to Alien Oceans (JUICE – ESA's mission to Jupiter)   @ 7.00pm, University of Bath (The Edge Arts Centre) Free admission  

10 Swansea Astronomical Society: Prof Mike Disney of Cardiff University  Dark Galaxies  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

11 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

11 Breckland Astronomical Society: Dan Self  Quiz Night (general knowledge)  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

14 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Sheona Urquhart (University of Hull)  “Galaxy Evolution In Clusters”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

15 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Professor Lucio Piccirillo  The Origins of the Universe  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

16 Worthing Astronomical Society: Graham Boots  Life With Stars  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

19 Swansea Astronomical Society:   'Plants in Space' followed by Star Party  @ All day & 6pm – 9pm, National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne SA32 8HG  

24 Swansea Astronomical Society: Alison and Phillip John  Astronomy Quiz  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

25 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   AGM/Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

December 2016

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

8 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr S J Wainwright  Bridge camera astronomical imaging  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

9 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

9 Breckland Astronomical Society: Professor Nigel Mason  The Chemical Cosmos  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

9 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party  @ 7pm – 9pm, Penllergare Observatory, Penllergaer, Swansea SA4 9GJ   

12 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Ray Taylor HERAS member G6TNZ radio call sign  “The Analysis and Structure of Meteor Showers”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

January 2017

6 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party  @ 7pm – 9pm, National Waterfront Museum Swansea SA1 3RD  

9 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Michael Martin-Smith HERAS President  “The Story of Gold”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

12 Swansea Astronomical Society: Jim Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society  The Big Bang – Fact or Fiction  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

26 Swansea Astronomical Society: Stephen Morris of the Swansea Astronomical Society  Pluto and the Kuiper Belt: discovery and exploration  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

February 2017

3 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party  @ 7pm – 9pm, National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne SA32 8HG  

9 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr Rhodri Evans, Cardiff University  Hale's last telescope – the 200-inch on Mount Palomar  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

13 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Tim Old HERAS/Blas Member  “New Horizons-Pluto and Beyond” part 2  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

23 Swansea Astronomical Society: Martin Griffiths, Dark Sky Wales  TBA  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

March 2017

9 Swansea Astronomical Society: Nick Hart, Cardiff Astronomical Society  TBA  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

13 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society:   To Be Arranged  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

23 Swansea Astronomical Society: Prof Paul Roche, Cardiff University  Gaia: surveying the Milky Way  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

April 2017

10 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Prof Edward Hanna (University of Sheffield)  “The Climatic Role of the Sun as a Variable Star”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

13 Swansea Astronomical Society: Brian Stokes, Swansea Astronomical Society  Galileo Galilei  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

27 Swansea Astronomical Society: Brian Spinks, Swansea Astronomical Society  TBA  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

May 2017

8 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Paul Money FRAS FBIS  “Simple Astrophotography”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

11 Swansea Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound: Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture  Mercury a Relative Planet  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

June 2017

12 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Michael Martin-Smith HERAS President  AGM  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED