Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903
 
 

MAS Past Syllabus:

2013 - 2014

17th October 2013 19:30

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

"Geological History of the Moon from Sample Analysis”

Dr. Katherine Joy

(School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester)

John Dalton Building, MMU


21st November 2013 19:30

"Time domain astronomy in 2020+ with Liverpool Telescope 2”

Dr. Chris Copperwheat

(Liverpool Telescope 2 Project Scientist, Liverpool John Moores University)

John Dalton Building, MMU


19th December 2013 19:30

Presidential lecture

"Comets are like Cats"

Dr. Barry Henshall

(President, Manchester Astronomical Society)

Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester


16th January 2014 19:30

"Moonlight”

Dr. Andrew Fearnside, (Manchester Astronomical Society)

& Dr. Phil Masding, (Altrincham and District Astronomical Society)

John Dalton Building, MMU


20th February 2014 19:30

"Mars Sample Return - meteorites vs missions"

Dr. Caroline Smith

(Curator of Meteorites, Natural History Museum)

John Dalton Building, MMU


20th March 2014 19:30

"Planck at Jodrell Bank”

Dr. Althea Wilkinson

(The University of Manchester)

John Dalton Building, MMU


17th April 2014 - 19:45

Annual General Meeting

Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester

2012 -2013

October 18th 2012 19:30

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

"The Quantum Universe"

Professor Jeff Forshaw

(Professor of Particle Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester)

John Dalton Building, MMU


November 15th 2012 19:30

"The Aurora in History"

Dr. David Gavine

(Former director of the Aurora section of the BAA)

John Dalton Building, MMU


December 20th 2012 19:30

Presidential lecture

"Are we heading for disaster? Near Earth objects and their impact"

Dr. Barry Henshall

(President, Manchester Astronomical Society)

Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester


January 17th 2013 19:30

"Differentiated Asteroids: 4 Vesta and the Dawn Mission"

Professor Lionel Wilson

(Emeritus Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Lancaster University)

John Dalton Building, MMU


February 21th 2013 19:30

"Starlight"

Dr. Keith Robinson

(Joule Physics Laboratory, University of Salford)

John Dalton Building, MMU


March 21th 2013 19:30

"Magic of the Cosmos - A matter of some Gravity"

Professor John Brown

(Astronomer Royal for Scotland)

John Dalton Building, MMU


18th April 2013 - 19:45

Annual General Meeting

Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester

2011 - 2012

October 20th 2011 19:30

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

"The Hunt for Earth-2"

Dr Eamonn Kerins

(Jodrell Bank AC)

John Dalton Building, MMU


November 17th 2011 19:30

"100,000 Not Out"

Tony Markham

(A leading member of the variable star section of the BAA and SPA)

Room C0.14, John Dalton Building, MMU



December 15th 2011 19:30

Presidential lecture

"The Birth of Astrophotography"

Dr. Barry Henshall

(President, Manchester Astronomical Society)

Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester



January 19th 2012 19:30

(A BBC Stargazing Live Event)

"Panspermia"

Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe

(Professor and Director of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology, Cardiff University Honorary Professor, University of Glamorgan)

Room E32, John Dalton Building, MMU



February 16th 2012 19:30

"Observing the Moon"

Prof. Bill Leatherbarrow

(President, British Astronomical Association, Director BAA Lunar Section)

Room E32, John Dalton Building, MMU



March 15th 2012 19:30

"Liverpool Telescope, A Giant Robotic Eye on the Sky"

Prof. Mike Bode

(Director of the Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University)

Room C0.14, John Dalton Building, MMU



19th April 2012 - 19:45 prompt

Annual General Meeting

Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester

2010 - 2011

16th September 2010

Brother Dr. Guy Consolmagno SJ

American research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory

"Trans-Neptunian Objects"

This lecture was held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University


21st October 2010

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr Clive Saunders

University of Manchester

"Atmospheric Phenomena"

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University


18th November 2010

Dr Mark Jones

Open University

A cool view of the Cosmos: Astronomy in the infrared

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University


16th December 2010

Presidential Lecture

Barry Henshall

"Life and the Universe"

Held in Room H8, H floor, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


13th January 2011

Dr Paul Ruffle

University of Manchester (Visiting Research Fellow)

"How I wonder what you are: the birth, life & death of stars"

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University


Note: This lecture starts at the usual time of 7:30pm but there will be an additional Exhibition of Photographs and work from the Society members from miday in the foyer. This event has been scheduled to appear as part of the BBC Stargazing LIVE campaign


17th February 2011

Prof. Donald W. Kurtz

University of Central Lancashire

"The Songs of the Stars: The Real Music of the Spheres"

Following his interview on the Stargazing Live programme on BBC 2 Prof Kurtz will present a lecture dealing with the Harmonics of the Stars, a lecture not to be missed

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E32, Manchester Metropolitan University


17th March 2011

Sir Arnold Wolfendale

Astronomer Royal

"Astronomers Royal through the Ages"


In 1675, King Charles II caused the Royal Greenwich Observatory to be founded for the purpose of determining longitude at sea by ‘the astronomical method’. The work of some of the interesting Astronomers Royal – who for centuries ran the observatory – will be described

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E32, Manchester Metropolitan University


21st April 2010 - 7.45 pm prompt

Annual General Meeting

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]

2009 -2010

15th October 2009

Dr Tim O'Brien

University of Manchester

"Exploring the Invisible Universe (An update on e-Merlin)"

19th November 2009

The Kopal Memorial Lecture

Sir Francis Graham-Smith

University of Manchester

"The Crab Nebula & Pulsar Research"

 

3rd December 2009

Kevin Kilburn FRAS

Manchester AS

"400 years of Astronomy in the Northwest"


17th December 2009

Presidential Lecture

Barry Henshall

"The Sun/Moon Dance"

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


21st January 2010

Prof Paola Caselli

University of Leeds

"From Interstellar Clouds to Planets: the Universal Factory"


18th February 2010

Prof Neil Spooner

University of Sheffield

"WIMPS - an update"


18th March 2010

Dr Colin Steele

University of Manchester

"Meteors from Comet to Camera"


15th April 2009 - 7.45 pm prompt

Annual General Meeting

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]  


All lectures will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University, unless otherwise noted.

2008 - 2009

16th October 2008

The Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr Jamie Gilmour

University of Manchester

"STARDUST - Investigation of comet samples"

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University


20th November 2008

David Ratledge

Bolton AS

(Leading Astrophotographer & Author)

"Recent Advances in Digital Astrophotography"


This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University


18th December 2008

Presidential Lecture

Graham Hodson

"MAGI to MACHOs"

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


15th January 2009

Prof Lionel Wilson

Lancaster University

"Lunar Volcanoes"

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University


19th February 2009

Dr Ed Daw

Sheffield University

"Gravitational Waves"

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Room E0.05, Manchester Metropolitan University

Note change of speaker and subject

19th March 2009

Dr Tony Freeth

The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project

"The Antikythera Mechanism"


This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Main Lecture Theatre, Manchester Metropolitan University


16th April 2009 - 7.45 pm prompt

Annual General Meeting

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]

2007 - 2008

18th October 2007

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Prof. Ian Morison

Jodrell Bank

"The Future of Radio Astronomy"

This lecture formed part of Manchester Science Festival in association with Manchester Metropolitan University


15th November 2007

Dr Martin Whalley

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory>

"The Rosetta Mission - Chasing Comets

Mission background and details of the RAL/OU involvement -

the Ptolemy instrument"


20th December 2007

Presidential Lecture

Graham Hodson

"Does It Really Matter?"

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


17th January 2008

Dr Lucie Green

Mullard Space Science Laboratory

"Hinode & Stereo solar physics missions"


21st February 2008

Makenzie Lystrup

UCL

"Aurorae in the solar system (and beyond?): more than a pretty face"


20th March 2008

Ranjan Vasudevan

Cambridge University

"Leviathans of the Cosmos: Supermassive Black Holes"


19th April 2008

Annual General Meeting

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


All the above lectures (unless otherwise indicated) were held in Room E32, John Dalton, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester.

2006 - 2007

September 21st 2006

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Prof. Michael Kramer

(University of Manchester, Head of Pulsar Group - Jodrell Bank )

"The Stop-Start Pulsar and RRATS (Repeating Radio Transients)"


October 19th 2006

Chris Marriot

"Chris Marriot's Sky Map"


November 16th 2006

Prof. Lionel Wilson

(Lancaster University)

"Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets - particularly Venus"


December 14th 2006

The Presidential Lecture

Graham Hodson, F.R.A.S.

"Ancient Egyptian Astronomy"

This lecture will be held in the Godlee Observatory


January 18th 2007

Dr John Baruch, Bradford University

Bradford University

"The Bradford Robotic Telescope"

(THIS LECTURE WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE BAD WEATHER)


February 15th 2007

Dr Martin Burgdorf

Astrophysics Research Institute, LJMU

"Scientific Highlights From the Spitzer Space Observatory"


March 15th 2007

Philip Masding and Mike Tyrell

ADAS

"Imaging the ISS and other satellites"

This lecture will be held at the John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University,

(Chester Street, off Oxford Road - opposite the BBC)


19th April 2007 - 7.45 pm prompt

Annual General Meeting

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


All the above lectures (unless otherwise indicated) are to be held in Room F14, Renold Building, The University of Manchester (North Campus), Sackville Street, Manchester M60 1QD. The Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm.

2005 - 2006

September 22nd 2005

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr. Clive Saunders

(University of Manchester)

"Thunderstorm Research"

This lecture will be held in the Godlee Observatory


October 13th 2005

Peter Drew

(The Astronomy Centre, Todmorden)

"The Astronomy Centre"

This lecture will be held in the Godlee Observatory


November 17th 2005

Professor David Hughes

(The University of Sheffield)

"Comets and Spacecraft"


December 15th 2005

The Presidential Lecture

Graham Hodson, F.R.A.S.

"Big Bangs"

This lecture will be held in the Godlee Observatory


January 26th 2006

Professor Nye Evans

Keele Astrophysics Group

"WASP" - Wide Angle Search for Planets


February 23rd 2006

Dr Alistair Gunn

Jodrell Bank

"Jodrell Bank and the Space Race"


March 16th 2006

Dr Ian Morison

Jodrell Bank

"Beagle and Beyond - GPS/EGNOS etc"


20th April 2006 - 7.45 pm prompt

Annual General Meeting

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


All the above lectures (unless otherwise indicated) are to be held in Room F14, Renold Building, The University of Manchester (North Campus), Sackville Street, Manchester M60 1QD. The Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm.

2004 - 2005

September 23rd 2004

Dr. Ian Griffin

(Director of the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester)

(Formerly: The Head of the Office of Public Outreach for NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope)

"Observing Solar System Objects with the Hubble Space telescope"


October 21st 2004

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr Philippa Browning

(Department of Physics, The University of Manchester)

"Our Active Sun"


November 18th 2004

Dr Richard de Grijs

(Lecturer in Astrophysics - Department of Physics and Astronomy,

The University of Sheffield)

"A Recipe For Galaxy Soup: When Galaxies Collide"


December 16th 2004

The Presidential Lecture

Graham Hodson, F.R.A.S.

"Impacts and Impact"

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


January 20th 2005

Dr. Myfanwy Bryce

(Jodrell Bank Observatory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester)

"The Life of Stars"


February 17th 2005

David Strange

(Worth Hill Observatory, Dorset)

"Amateur Observations of Quasar Anomalies"


March 17th 2005

Phil Rosenberg

(Open University)

"The Cassini Mission"


28th April 2005 - 7.45 pm prompt

Annual General Meeting

Held in the Godlee Observatory, Sackville Building, The University of Manchester [North Campus]


All the above lectures (unless otherwise indicated) are to be held in room F14 of the Renold Building, UMIST, Sackville Street, Manchester M60 1QD.

2003 - 2004

September 25th 2003

Dr Andrew Coates, F.R.A.S

(University College of London, Mullard Space Laboratory: Space Plasma Group)

"Possible Life on Mars and an update on the Beagle 2 mission"


October 16th 2003

Ken Irving

(Salford AS)

"My Astronomy"


November 20th 2003

Dr. Halton C. Arp

(Max Plank Institute for Astrophysics)

"Quasars and Active Galaxies"


December 11th 2003

The Presidential Lecture

Graham Hodson, F.R.A.S..

"Paradox to Proof: The Quest for ET"

(Held in the Godlee Observatory, Main Building, UMIST)


January 22nd 2004

Dr. Andy Newsam

(Liverpool John Moores University)

"The Faulkes Telescope Project and The National Schools' Observatory"

(Held in room H11 of the Renold Building, UMIST,)


February 19th 2004

Dr Barbara J. I. Bromage

(Centre for Astrophysics, University of Central Lancashire)

"The Active Sun and Aurora"


April 1st 2004

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr. Albert Zijlstra

(Astrophysics, UMIST)

"From Star to Nebula: The End of Stellar Evolution"


April 29th 2004

Annual General Meeting

(Held in the Godlee Observatory, Main Building, UMIST)


All the above lectures (unless otherwise indicated) are to be held in room F14 of the Renold Building, UMIST, Sackville Street, Manchester M60 1QD

2002 - 2003

September 19th 2002

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr Ian Morison

(Operations Manager, Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester)

"The upgrading of MERLIN"


October 17th 2002

Professor John Parkinson

(Sheffield University.)

"The Sun in History"


November 21st 2002

Dr. Monica Grady

(Natural History Museum)

"Meteorites and the possibility of life in space"


December 19th 2002

The Presidential Lecture

Guy Duckworth, Esq., B.Sc.,

"The Star of Bethlehem"

(Held in the Godlee Observatory, Main Building, UMIST)


January 16th 2003

Professor Sir Francis Graham-Smith, FRS

(former Director of Jodrell Bank and former Astronomer Royal)

"Simple Cosmology"


February 20th 2003

Dr. Omar Almaini

(Royal Observatory Edinburgh)

"The Hidden X-ray Universe"


March 20th 2003

Dr Neil Spooner

(Sheffield Hallam University)

"Dark Matter"


April 10th 2003

Annual General Meeting

(Held in the Godlee Observatory, Main Building, UMIST)


All the above lectures (unless otherwise indicated) are to be held in room E7 of the Renold Building, UMIST, Sackville Street, Manchester M60 1QD. The Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm.

2001 - 2002

September 20th 2001

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr John Saxton

(Department of Earth Sciences, Manchester University )

"The Science of Meteorites"


October 18th 2001

Dr Allan Chapman

(Wadham College, Oxford.)

"Copernicus"


November 15th 2001

Peter Drew

(Astronomy Centre)

'An update on the AC'


December 20th 2001

The Presidential Lecture

Guy Duckworth, Esq., B.Sc.,

"Georges Lemaître and Cosmology"

(Held in the Godlee Observatory, Main Building, UMIST)


January 17th 2002

Dr Andy Hollis

(Director of Outer Planets Section, BAA.)

"The Outer Planets"


February 21st 2002

Gerard Gilligan

(Liverpool Astronomical Society)

"Astronomy, Telescopes and Beer Drinking: William Lassell 1799-1880"


March 21st 2002

Capt. John Percival

(Marine Associates Ltd, Birkenhead)

"Astro-navigation"


April 18th 2002

Annual General Meeting

(Held in the Godlee Observatory, Main Building, UMIST)


All the above lectures (unless otherwise indicated) are to be held in room E7 of the Renold Building, UMIST, Sackville Street, Manchester M60 1QD. The Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm.

2000 - 2001

September 21st 2000

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr P. J. Diamond, B.Sc.,

(Director MERLIN & VLBI, Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester)

"Making Movies of Stars"


October 19th 2000

Dr Eric John Jones, B.Sc.,

(Proudman Oceanographic Observatory)

"Total Solar Eclipses –A Retrospective"


November 16th 2000

Prof. Alan Smith, A.T.D., D.A Manc., F.M.A.,

(Art & Industry at Salford University)

"The Towneley / Tompion ‘Great Clocks’ at Greenwich Observatory"


December 14th 2000

The Presidential Lecture

Guy Duckworth, Esq., B.Sc.,

"The Caldwell Catalogue: a study of deep sky objects"

(Held in the Godlee)


January 18th 2001

Dr Duncan Steel, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.I.C., Ph.D., F.R.A.S,

(University of Salford.)

"The Calender"


February 15th 2001

Dr. David W. Hughes. B.Sc.,

(University of Sheffield)

"The Bombarded Earth"


March 15th 2001

Professor Mike Bode, Ph.D., B.Sc., F.R.A.S., F.Inst.P., C.Phys.

(John Moores University, Liverpool)

"The Liverpool Telescope Project"


April 19th

AGM

(Held in the Godlee)

1999 - 2000

September 16th 1999

Prof. K.D. Horne, B.A., Ph.D. F.R.S.E.,

(University of St Andrews)

"Extra Solar Planets"


October 21st 1999

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Prof. J. Meaburn, B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.,

(University of Manchester)

"Eta Carinae - An Explosion on the Way!"


November 18th 1999

Dr. O. Almaini,B.Sc.,

(The Royal Observatory, & Institute of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh)

"X-ray Astronomy Takes Off"


December 2nd 1999

The Presidential Lecture

"It's Time Jim, But Not As We Know It."

(Held in the Godlee)


January 20th 2000

Prof. John C. Brown,, D.Sc., F.R.S.E., F.Inst.P.

(Astronomer Royal for Scotland & Regius Chair of Astronomy,

University of Glasgow)

"Black Holes and White Rabbits"


February 17th 1999

Dr. A. A. Zijstra. M.Sc.

(UMIST)

"The Death of A Mira: The Missing Million Years of Stellar Evolution."


March 16th 2000

Dr. Hugh R.A. Jones, B.Sc.,

(John Moores University, Liverpool)

"The Bottom of the Main Sequence and Beyond"


April 20th

AGM

(Held in the Godlee)

1998 - 1999

September 17th 1998

Dr Ian Morison, B.Sc.,

(Nuffield Radio Laboratories, Jodrell Bank, University of Manchester)

"The Search for Life in the Universe"

(held in room C14)


October 15th 1998

Dr J. Lloyd-Evens, B.Sc.

(University of Leeds)

"High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy: Current Status & Future Prospects"


November 19th 1998

Professor A. Lawrence, B.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.A.S., F.R.S.E.

(Head of the Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Royal Observatory)

"Our Place in the Universe"


December 10th 1998

The Presidential Lecture

Ray Brierley, B.Sc.

"Joining the Dots"

(Held in the Godlee Observatory)


January 21st 1999

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr M. Bryce, B.Sc., F.R.A.S.

(University of Manchester)

"Planetary Nebulae"


February 18th 1999

Professor T.J. Millar, B.Sc., D.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.A.S.

(UMIST)

"Star Birth, Star Death"


March 18th 1999

John Chapman-Smith

(SPA Solar Section)

"How to Observe the Sun and Eclipses - A Beginners Guide"


April 15th 1999

Annual General Meeting

(Held in the Godlee Observatory)

1997 - 1998

September 18th 1997

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Professor Sir Francis Graham-Smith, K.B., F.R.S., D.Sc., B,Sc., F.R.A.S., RF., F.Inst.P.,

(University of Manchester)

"Telescopes for all Wavelengths"


October 16th 1997

The Farrer Lecture

Dr. David W. Hughes, B.Sc., C.Phys., F.Inst.P., F.R.A.S.

(University of Sheffield)

"The Great Comets"


November 20th 1997

Denis Buczynski, M.Sc., F.R.A.S.

(Lancaster & Morecambe AS)

"A 'New' Telescope at Condor Brow Observatory"

(TA Editorial Board)


December 11th 1997

Presidential Lecture

Ray Brierley, Esq., B.Sc.

"Here's one I made earlier (A tale of two bodies)"

(Held in the Godlee Observatory)


January 15th 1998

Professor Grenville Turner, M.A., D.Phil., F.Inst.P., C.Phys., F.R.S.,

"In Praise of Idleness: RELAXing with Meteorites from Mars"

(University of Manchester)


February 19th 1998

Dr. M. Bryce, B.Sc. F.R.A.S.

(University of Manchester)

"The Life of a Star"


March 19th 1998

Dr. G. A. Fuller, B.Sc., M. A., F.R.A.S.,

"From Molecular Cloud to Star"

(UMIST)


April 1998

Annual General Meeting

(Held in the Godlee Observatory)

1996 - 1997

September 19th 1996

The NAW'96 Lecture

Professor Sir Arnold W.Wolfendale, K.B., F.R.S., D.Sc., B,Sc., F.R.A.S. F.Inst.P.,

(University of Durham)

"The Search for Extraterrestial Life - and the Future of Life on Earth"


October 17th 1996

The Farrer Lecture

Melvyn Taylor

"Observing Variable Stars"


November 21st 1996

The Zdenek Kopal Memorial Lecture

Prof. T. Millar, B.Sc., Ph.D., D.S.C., F.R.A.S.,

(UMIST)

"Deuterium in Astrophysics"


December 5th 1996

Presidential Lecture

"The search for the planet Pluto"

(Held in the Godlee Observatory)


January 16th 1997

Prof. F.D.Kahn

(University of Manchester, Dept. of Astronomy)

"Voids and Walls in the Distant Universe"


February 20th 1997

Dr. D. Gavine, B.Sc., M.A., F.R.A.S.

(Edinburgh)

"Aurora"


March 20th 1997

Dr Dennis Walsh

(Jodrell Bank)

"Gravitational Lens"


April 17th 1997

Annual General Meeting

(Held in the Godlee Observatory)

 

Other major events of the year

April 26/27th 1996. "BAA Meeting", at the MAS.

May 26/27th 1996. NWGAS displays at Jodrell Bank Science centre.

On 27th June 1996 members celebrated 50 years at the Godlee Observatory

The MAS held a number of events during National Astronomy Week (21st - 28th September 1996) which started with our first public lecture on Sept 19th see above for details. The full program of events that took place is here

 

1995 - 1996

September 21st 1995

Dr Paul Smith, M.Sc., M.I.M.E., F.E.A.N.I.,

(QUADS Astro Imaging Group)

"Film Based Astrophotography & Post Processing by Computer, an Introduction"


October 19th 1995

The Kopal Memorial Lecture

Dr J.E. Geake, B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.A.S., F.Inst.P.

(University of Arizona & UMIST)

"The UMIST Refractometer due to land on Titan"


November 16th 1995

Professor Sir Hermann Bondi, K.C.B., M.A., F.R.S., F.R.A.S., F.Inst.P., F.R.E.E., F.I.M.A.

(Formerly Master of Chuchill College, Cambridge University.)

"Why is it Dark at Night"


December 21st 1995

Presidential Lecture

A.W.Cross

"Astronomy Now & Then"


January 18th 1996

Dr M.J. Irwin, M.A.

(The Royal Greenwich Observatory Cambridge)

"The Satellite Galaxies of the Milky Way"


February 15th 1996

Mr R Sargent

(Chairman, Chester Astronomical Society)

"Russell Porter, Arctic explorer artist and telescope maker"


March 21st

H.R.Soper, Ph.D., D.I.C., C.Chem., M.R.S.C., F.R.A.S.

(MAS member)

"Wide Angled Photography for Bright Meteors and Meteor Spectra"


April 18th 1996

Annual General Meeting

1994 - 1995

December 15th 1994

"Black Holes and the Amateur Astronomer"

T.Naylor. B.Sc., D.Phil.

(University of Keele)


January 19th 1995

Presidential Lecture

"Mars"

A.W.Cross.


February 16th 1995

The Kopal Memorial Lecture

"Jets from Everywhere"

Professor J.Meaburn. D.Sc., D.Phil., F.R.A.S.

(University of Manchester)


March 16th 1995

"Shoemaker 9 & Other Things That Hit Planets"

David W.Hughes. B.Sc., D.Phil., C.Phys., F.Inst.P., F.R.A.S.

(University of Sheffield)


April 20th 1995

Annual General Meeting


Saturday, 29th July 1995

M.A.S. ASTRO DAY

1978 - 1979

1978


October, 19th

   Presidential Address.

    "Optical Instruments for Beginners"

    The President, K. J. Kilburn, Esq.


November, 16th

   "Astronomy in Japan"

    by Professor Zdenek Kopal, D.Sc., M.Sc., F.R.A.S. (University of Manchester).


December, 21st

   "Deep Sky Objects"

    by J. K. Irving, Esq., Salford Astronomical Society.


1979


January, 18th

   "Observing the Sun"

    by Dr. E. H. Strach, M.D., F.R.A.S., M.ChOrth.


February, 15th

   "Some Aspects of Astronomical Photography"

    by Dr. H. R. Soper, Ph.D., I.C., A.R.I.C., F.R.A.S.


March, 15th

   "Meteors: their Origins and Observations"

    by Dr. D. W. Hughes, B.Sc., D.Phil.(Oxon), F.R.A.S. (University of Sheffield)


April, 19th

   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Godlee

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