Hull and East Riding
Next Meeting -
The next meeting of the Hull and East Riding Astronomical Society is a lecture by Dr Marco Pignatari (University of Hull) Subject tbc….
It will be held at 7.30 pm at our usual venue, the Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED.
Chris Lintott -
“Galaxy Zoo: From Penguins to Peas”
Prof. Chris Lintott (of Sky at Night) will be giving a free public lecture at the University of Hull on Monday 3rd July 2017 at 7 pm.
Tickets are free but are on a first come first served basis. To book, please click onto the following website:
The lecture will be held in the Middleton Hall at the University of Hull.
Balloon Launch -
There will be a High Altitude balloon mission to the ‘edge of space’ -
Meeting at 7 am July 3rd (Monday) at
9 Dixon Road
Sheffield S6 4FY
…home of firstname.lastname@example.org see www.sentintospace.com
for escort to the launch site off Worrall Rd Sheffield S35 0AG
There will be a pre-
The landing is expected 1-
Coming Later This Year….
By popular request, this year we will be adding a gallery page to our website, to showcase images taken by members of the society. If you want to have your own section send an email to Brian Davies and they will be incorporated when it is launched. [Update: I have images from 9 members so far, as of May 6th]
An Astronaut Speaking in Hull -
Wilberforce College hosted a splendid a presentation by Michael Foale.
Born in Louth, Lincolnshire, Michael spoke about his many great adventures and achievements in space including a life of exploration. This visit offered a unique insight into the drive and ambition behind his extraordinary life.
Some of Michael’s many accomplishments:
375 days in orbit
6 trips into space on shuttle and Soyuz missions
Serviced the Hubble telescope
International Space Station Commander
Helped rescue the Mir space station when it was damaged
A fascinating evening!
Last Year’s Transit of Mercury
The transit of Mercury on May 9th 2016 was the main feature of the open day (and night!) at the newly refurbished and expanded observatory of our sister society, BLAS (Brough Astronomy.) Around 50 or more people attended through the day, and eight telescopes were operating outside, plus there was a large live projected view inside the observatory -
Christmas Meal -
This years’ Christmas meal, arranged with our sister society Brough Astronomy, took place at the Blackburn Leisure Society, on Prescott Avenue in Brough. The cost was £15. A good time was had by all, and a nice way to meet other members of the two societies -