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Hull and East Riding

Astronomical Society

Programme of Lectures 2019/20


All lectures take place at the Civic Centre in Cottingham.   

 Click here to see the map

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

Monday 9th September 2019  

“We Choose to Go To The Moon – Personal Recollections Of The First Moon Landing”

by Peter Rea (Cleethorpes AS)  For extra information/links click here


Monday 14th October 2019  

“Class IV (Rare) Meteor Showers”

by Dr Ray Taylor


Monday 11th November 2019

“The beauty and violence of the sun”

by Hazel Collett (York AS)


Monday 9th December 2019

“Wonders of the Universe – A TripAdvisor Top 10 Countdown”

by Prof Brad Gibson (University of Hull)


Monday 20th January 2020              (NB: the 3rd Monday not the 2nd as usual)

“Lunar Rocks: 50 Years of Science”

By Samantha Bell, Research Student, University of Manchester


Monday 10th February 2020

"How The Environment Shapes The Evolution Of Galaxies"

by Claire Cashmore (University of Hull)


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Saturday 7th March 2020

HERAS proudly Hosts the British Astronomical Association’s

“Back to Basics” Workshop

Full details:  https://britastro.org/cottinghamb2b

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Monday 9th March 2020

“The Earth and Atmosphere from Space”

By Dr. Anna Hogg (University of Leeds)


The final 3 meetings of the 2019/20 season have had to be cancelled because of the measures necessary to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak


Monday 20th April 2020                  (NB: 13th April is Easter Monday)

“Triumphs of Voyager, Part Two”

by Paul Money FRAS FBIS


Monday 11th  May 2020   

“The Solar System - Leftovers”

By Tim Old, HERAS/BLAS member


Monday 8th June 2020  

Annual General Meeting




For further details please contact the secretary, Helen - click here: secretary@heras.org.uk




Covid-19 Response (Coronavirus) - Cancellations


In line with the Government recommendations to slow down the spread of the virus and to reduce the peak load on the NHS, HERAS has cancelled all of our activities until further notice. This means no lectures for the foreseeable future - probably until the early Autumn or until the outbreak fades away. We are very sorry to disappoint everyone but we’ll get up and running again as soon as the advice from the government changes.


Because of the shutdown, the programme for next year is yet to be finalised. The dates booked for our meeting room are included here for reference. The actual start date for next year’s programme is of course uncertain.



Take care everyone, and stay safe!