Hull and East Riding
Next Meeting -
The speaker will be Tim Old (HERAS/BLAS member), on the topic “New Horizons -
NB: It will once again be held at our NEW venue, the Civic Hall in Cottingham:
The address is 1, Market Green, Cottingham HU16 5QG
NB: In May we will be in the room above the main hall again: there is a lift.
Same entrance as the main hall, and doors open 7:45pm for an 8pm start
HERAS Goes International
Our President, Dr. Michael Martin-
Vacancies on the Committee -
At the end of this season for HERAS our president and our treasurer will be stepping down, after many years of sterling service! We ask that all members consider whether they might be able to support the society in these -
Astronomy for Beginners -
Our sister society, Brough Astronomy, is delivering introductory sessions for complete beginners (or those simply confused by the basics!) in the observatory at the Blackburn Leisure Social Club in Brough. Sessions started on Thursday March 14th and will take place every two weeks after that for 10 sessions. £3 per person per session, all welcome but under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult (no charge for under 16’s).
No previous experience required!
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Recent news from Meteor Watch/Ray Taylor
** Feb 2019: A rare ‘theta Centaurid’ meteor **
** A look at 2018's Orionids **
** December Alpha Draconids **
Astronaut Dr Michael Foale Visited Hull -
Middleton Hall, Hull University Admission was £18, Concessions £12
Dr Michael Foale, CBE, PhD (Former NASA astronaut)
Mike is the most experienced British-
Laughton Astronomy Soc. Anniversary -
“We invite you and your Society members to join the Loughton Astronomical Society on the 10th November 2018 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
Our 50th celebrations will start with displays, demonstrations and an indoor planetarium in the morning, followed by lectures from top astronomers in the afternoon.
Please visit www.las-
Free Lecture -
Phil Caygill, who used to be a HERAS member until work clashed with Monday evenings contacted us about this event. Phil is a member of the Royal Society of Chemists.
The Society hosted this free lecture at the University of Hull on Tuesday 23rd October 2018, all HERAS members were welcome.
The lecture was by Dr Gareth Few and Dr David Benoit of the University of Hull.
Federation of Astronomy Societies Convention -
The FAS 2018 Convention and AGM was be held at the Spring Lane venue of the University of York on Saturday, 22nd September. Unlike previous years, however, the Convention part of the day was also open to the public.
As with previous years they’ve managed to keep the cost low so that it was just £6 for members of FAS societies and £8 for non-
Six great talks were on the agenda.
The British Science Festival, in Hull -
A notice from Professor Brad Gibson of Hull University:
“The British Science Festival is the biggest thing in the region this year … the programme is absolutely jam-
Trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester
Our sister society, Brough Astronomy, organised a coach trip to the National Space Centre on Wednesday 8th August. The cost was £26, including admission and the coach journey.
Rosse Observatory “SUN day” event -
There were talks about our Star, telescopes with solar filters observing the Sun in real time, and buying and making solar telescopes to take away to observe the sun yourself safely after the event, making rockets and finding out how our Star rules the Solar System, and other activities for both children and adults.
The 'SUN'day’ event took place at the Rosse Observatory, Carleton Rd, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ, 24th June 2018 between 11am and 4pm.