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July 2017

4 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Solar Observing  Solar Watch & What's Up  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

7 Edinburgh, Astronomical Society of : Dr Horst Meyerdierks  Cassegrain – who was he?  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

7 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Details to be confirmed  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

7 Croydon Astronomical Society: Dr Peter Grimley  Discs & Rings  @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

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

10 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  

13 Loughton Astronomical Society: Jonathan Daniels and Malcolm Zack  Summer skies, observing after if clear  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

14 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Phil James  The Pleiades and Other Open Clusters; Summer Quiz & Raffle; PAS AGM  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

15 North Essex Astronomical Society: 6 Speakers   Starfest All Day Event Tradestands & Displays, Planetarium Dome, Solar Viewing, Starfest Convention  @ 9.am – 5pm, Chelmer Valley High School Court Road Broomfield Chelmsford Essex CM1 7ER  

18 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dayl Martin  Geological History of the Moon  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

18 Northants Amateur Astronomers: TBA  TBA  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

19 Worthing Astronomical Society: Neil Phillipson  ALMA : Super-Computer Astronomy  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

20 Loughton Astronomical Society: Prof. Allan Chapman  Charles Messier  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

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

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

27 Loughton Astronomical Society: Alan Marriott  Astro Systems and BCF circa 1988 to 1993  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

29 Orwell Astronomical Society: 5 Big Names – Astronomy Festival  Orwell AS 50th Anniversary Festival  @ 10:00 – 18:00, University of Suffolk Waterfront Building  

August 2017

1 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Solar Observing  Solar Watch & What's Up  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

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

9 Orwell Astronomical Society: Public Solar Observing  Holywells Fun Day  @ 10:00 – 16:00, Holywells Park, Ipswich  

11 Breckland Astronomical Society: Andy Jones and Dan Self  Neutrinos and other particles of the universe  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

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

15 Northants Amateur Astronomers: TBA  TBA  @ TBA, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

17 Loughton Astronomical Society: Caroline Beevis   Space Dogs – The True Story of Russia’s Canine Cosmonauts  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

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

24 Loughton Astronomical Society: Brian Morton  Estec Space Expo (Noordwijk) visit  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

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

September 2017

1 William Herschel Society: Robert Fosbury  From Far to Near: Imaging the History of the Universe  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

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

5 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  Cassini at Saturn  @ 7.30 pm, Stornoway Library, Cromwell street, Stornoway  

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Messier Catalogue  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

7 Loughton Astronomical Society: Ray Villard  The James Webb Space Telescope (NASA video link up)  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

9 Chester Astronomical Society: Programme of speakers  BAA Weekend Meeting at Chester  @ 10.00hrs, The King's School, Vanbrugh Theatre, Wrexham Road, Chester CH4 7QL  

10 Orwell Astronomical Society: Public Solar Observing  Bentley Fete  @ 10:00 – 16:00, Bentley Village Hall, Bentley, Suffolk  

11 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Marco Pignatari (University of Hull)  Producing Coinage Metals in Stars  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

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

11 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Dr Julian Onions  Cold dark matter – is it cold, is it dark and is it matter?  @ 7.30 pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

14 Loughton Astronomical Society: Steve Ringwood  A Victorian evening with the Magic Lantern  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

15 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomy for All – Public observing night and astronomy exhibition  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Frances Butcher (CANTAB)  Frozen in time: unlocking the Mysteries of Glaciers on Mars.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

20 Worthing Astronomical Society: Melanie Davies  Subject TBC  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

23 Loughton Astronomical Society: Loughton Astronomical Society Autumn Equinox Sky Camp  Main event day with trade stands, talks, telescope tour and raffle  @ 9:00, Kelling Heath, Norfolk NR25 7HW  

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

25 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Telescopic Topics  Member contribution evening.  @ 7.30 pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

29 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Dave Eagle  A Whistle Stop Tour of the Universe  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

October 2017

3 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Birth of the Universe  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

4 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  Cassini at Saturn  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

5 William Herschel Society: Robin H Brand  Joint WHS/BIS lecture: ‘Skylark’ Britain's First Space Rocket  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

6 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   World Space Week meeting: Details to be confirmed  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

9 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Prof Brad Gibson (University of Hull)  Aliens and Where to Find Them  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

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

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

20 Orwell Astronomical Society: Dr Sarah Hutton  Active Galactic Nuclei  @ 20:00, Museum Street Methodist Halls, Ipswich  

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

27 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Mike Frost  Richard Lambert Memorial Lecture: Jeremiah Horrocks  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

November 2017

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Life and Death of a Star  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

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

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual General Meeting  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  Mars Exploration and the Search for Life  @ 8.00 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

7 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Several  What's Up & Observing  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

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

13 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr David Benoit (University of Hull)  Dust, Ice and Soot: Surface Chemistry in Space  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

15 Worthing Astronomical Society: Dr Christian Byrnes of Sussex University  Quantum Mechanics in the Sky: How the Small and Large Scales are Related  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

17 Orwell Astronomical Society: Steve Hubbard & Malcolm Brown  Talk with ET? We think not  @ 20:00, Museum Street Methodist Halls, Ipswich  

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

21 Northants Amateur Astronomers: David Shaylar  TBA  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

21 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Colin Steele  A Day on each Planet  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

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

December 2017

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

5 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

5 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Steve Loader  Space Trail across Arizona & New Mexico  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

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

11 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Ray Taylor (HERAS member) radio call sign G6TNZ  Things That Go Flash In The Night: Fireballs, Melters and Cosmic Rays  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

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

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Mark Norris  The Large Star Clusters and Smallest Galaxies  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

20 Worthing Astronomical Society: Jane Russell  Neolithic Rock Art in Britain and Ireland … Sacred or Secular Works of Art, or Merely Random Graffiti”.  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

January 2018

8 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Yjan Gordon Bsc (Hons) (University of Hull)  One Million Galaxies: How Large Scale Surveys are Revolutionising Extragalactic Astronomy  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

February 2018

12 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Rod Hine MA (Cantab) MIEE MBCS  Exploring Mars  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

March 2018

12 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society:   TBA  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

April 2018

9 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society:   TBA  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

May 2018

14 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society:   TBA  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

June 2018

11 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society:   Annual General Meeting  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED