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Hull and East Riding

Astronomical Society

Programme of Lectures 2023/2024

All lectures take place at the Civic Centre in Cottingham.   

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We meet in the room above the main hall: there is a lift.

Same entrance as the main hall, and doors open 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

Monday  11th September 2023         Note: title changed

‘Orbits, Spin, and Chaos’

by Rod Hine MA (cantab) MIEE MBCS (Bradford Astronomical Society)


Monday   9th October 2023    

‘Gemini - Prelude to Apollo’

by John Dunthorne (Cleethorpes Astronomical Society)

Monday   13th November 2023         Please note the change of speaker

‘Fast Radio Bursts - A Signal From Across The Universe’

by Dr James McKee  (Lecturer, The EA Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull)

Monday   11th December 2023          Note: Doors open 7:30 for a 7:45 start

‘Polar Astronomy’

by Prof. Brad Gibson (Director of the EA Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull)

Monday   8th January 2024   

‘Apollo Next Generation Sample Programme’   (originally scheduled for November)

 by Samantha Bell (Visiting Researcher at The University of Manchester)

Monday 12th February 2024   

‘Using Pulsars in the Search For Gravitational Waves’

 by Georgia Lowes (PhD Student, University of Hull)

Monday 11th March 2024   

‘The Moon From Orbit’

 by David Armeson (York Astronomical Society)

Monday     8th April 2024                                       (Easter Monday is 1st April in 2024)  

‘To Boldy See Where No One Has Seen Before - an update on the James Webb Space Telescope’

by Tim Old (former HERAS member)

Monday    13th May 2024    

‘The Sun and the Amateur Astronomer’

 by Neil Waby and John Chapman-Smith, Solar Director and Former Solar Director of the Society                                                             for Popular Astronomy (SPA)

Monday   10th June 2024    

‘The work in the past year of our two sister societies’

     East Riding Astronomers, by Lee Cooper

     Brough Astronomy, by Brian Davies

The June meeting includes our Annual General Meeting