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Astronomical Society

Welcome to HERAS  2024/25

A member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies      

 Next Meeting 21st October 2024                                              Latest Update on:  July 1st 2024

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Dr. Michael Martin-Smith, former President of HERAS, greets our final speaker for the 2014/15 season, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Professor Brad Gibson, director of the E. A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at Hull University, speaking to us in 2018.

Prof. Ian Morison, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy, telling us ‘The Story of Jodrell Bank’ in March 2018

Dr. Chris Arridge of Lancaster University, talking about ‘Exploring the Solar System With Robots’ in February 2019.

Peter Rea, of the Cleethorpes Astronomy Society, speaking on ‘We Choose to Go To The Moon – Personal Recollections Of The First Moon Landing’ in September 2019.

Rod Hine, MA (cantab) MIEE MBCS, speaking on ‘My Favourite Dishes’ (radio astronomy!) in September 2021… the first ‘live’ meeting after the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Samantha Bell, visiting researcher at Manchester University, has visited us twice. She is seen here in 2020, and in 2024 she updated us on her work exploring the Apollo samples that had been preserved in pristine condition awaiting modern diagnostic techniques.