New season, new programme! 2014-2015
The long summer nights are beginning to fade and we look forward to a new observing season.
The lecture programme is now live. We have tried to produce a varied programme that accommodates a range of interest amd expertise.
We start with Professor John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland who will give us a talk on sun skimming comets.
It is good to welcome back Dr Jurgen Schmoll and Dr Paula Chadwick this year. If you are contemplating on purchasing a telescope or may be confused as to various types available then Dr Schmoll's talk on choosing a telescope will interest you. Dr Chadwick's talk will be on gamma ray astronomy.
The red planet moves into the December lecture; Dr Colin Argent will talk on the geology and weather of Mars.
In Febuary 2015 we welcome Ruper Powell of York Astronomical Society who will talk on Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SIDs).
In March 2015 Dr Peter Edwards of Durham Univeristy will give us an insight into the hunt for extra solar planets.
We complete our lecture programme in April with Paul money. Paul is the reviews editor of the Sky at Night magazine and his talk will be on Images of the Universe.
For the full programme listing, visit our Lectures page!
In addition we shall be organising observing sessions and practical workshops, dated to be announced.
We look forward to seeing you in September.
Secretary, Newcastle Astronomical Society