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Newtown Astronomy Association Zoom meeting

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You are invited to join Newtown Astronomy Society on Saturday 9th October at 7pm for their monthly Zoom Meeting featuring Paul Money presenting his talk about

Triumphs of Voyager – Uranus to Neptune”.
Launched during the final years of the 1970s and taking advantage of a 1 in 175-year planetary line-up, Paul will remind us of the discoveries these now interstellar travellers made on their Grand Voyage of exploration to the Outer Planets of our Solar System… as Paul says ” Where no probe has gone before!”

Our Guest Speaker:

Paul L Money FRAS, FBIS, is an astronomer based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. He is well known for his extensive talks and is the reviews editor of the BBC Sky At Night Magazine. He broadcasts occasionally on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincoln City Radio. He was awarded the ‘Eric Zucker’ award for 2002/2003 for contributions to Astronomy by the Federation of Astronomical Societies. In October 2012 he was also awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 by the British Rocketry Oral History Project for his active promotion of astronomy and space to the public. From 2004 until 2013 he was one of the three Astronomers on the Omega Holidays Northern Lights Flights and was also a Solar Eclipse Astronomer for their 2006 Turkey Solar Eclipse Trip and their 2009 China Solar Eclipse trip. In 2008 he was the Solar Eclipse expert and part of the expedition team for Poseidon Arctic Voyages on board the Russian Nuclear powered Ice Breaker ‘Yamal’ for the 2 August 2008 Solar Eclipse, viewed from the Arctic ice near the Franz Joseph Lands Islands. He has published a night sky guide called Nightscenes since 2000 and more recently has become a novelist with a Ghost Mysteries series and several Sci-Fi works in the pipeline.

 

Contact Newtown Secretary on secretary.newtownastrosoc@gmail.com

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Date:
October 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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