Hull and East Riding
Next Meeting -
The speaker will be Peter Rea (Cleethorpes AS), and the title is “We Choose to Go To The Moon – Personal Recollections Of The First Moon Landing”
NB: It will be held at our usual venue, the Civic Hall in Cottingham:
We meet in the room above the main hall: there is a lift.
Same entrance as the main hall, and doors open 7:45pm for an 8pm start
British Astronomical Association (BAA) “Back to Basics” Tour
On March 7th 2020, HERAS is hosting a British Astronomical Association “Back to Basics” day. This is part of heir national programme, and will be held at the Civic Centre in Cottingham -
Brad Gibson Lectures (1) -
Our friend, Prof. Brad Gibson of the University of Hull, will be giving a lecture to East Riding Astronomers at Woodmansey Village Hall on Monday 5th August 2019
Doors open at 7 pm, all are welcome. Visitors fee for the evening will be £2.00.
Brad’s lecture will be the very interesting and entertaining lecture that he gave to HERAS in December. “Liquid Mirrors:The Wave of the Future or Just A Small Ripple?”
Brad Gibson Lectures (2) -
The University of Hull is delighted to be able to celebrate and showcase the fantastic research and teaching from the E. A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics. The Centre takes a fresh and dynamic approach to the big questions that have fascinated humankind
for thousands of years. Details here:
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!
Session 10 is July 18th
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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.