Hull and East Riding
Next Meeting -
The speaker will be John Dunthorne (Cleethorpes Astronomical Society) on the topic “Apollo 8 & ‘Spaceship Earth’ ”
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 January we will be in the main hall: Doors open 7:30 for a 7:45 start
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** A first look at this year's Orionids **
** December Alpha Draconids **
Dr Michael Foale Visiting Hull -
Middleton Hall, Hull University
Admission £18, Concessions £12 Booking details here
Dr Michael Foale, CBE, PhD (Former NASA astronaut)
Mike is the most experienced British-
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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.