Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival This is a 3 day Star Party hosted at the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux – starting on the evening of Fri 4th Sep. On the Sat and Sun EAS will be hosting a stall along with other local astronomy societies. There will be various events, lectures,[…]
TRANSIT OF MERCURY Mercury will cross the disc of the Sun on Monday 9th May 2016 between 12:12 and 19:42 BST. If you missed the last Transit of Venus this is the next best thing! We will be observing from the Gun Platform at the Redoubt Fortress from 12 noon[…]
EAS are again supporting the Hurstmonceux Astronomy Festival. We will have a stall/gazebo in the Astro Societies area on Sat 6th and Sun 7th manned by willing volunteers and esteemed honorary member Gordon Taylor ex RGO. Giving advice and selling a few odds and ends to enhance the society funds.
Occultation of Saturn by the Moon The occultation lasts from 17:08 until 18:10 – however it is very low in the sky – 11 degs at start to 4 degs at end – in the South-West. It will be difficult to observe unless you have a very good South-West horizon[…]
Society Observing of the Partial Solar Eclipse – Note the early morning times. Members of the society (and any passing interested members of the public!) will be able to observe (clouds permitting) the partial solar eclipse – with various telescopes equipped with appropriate filters, and/or by projection.
Title: Christmas Lecture: Galaxy Evolution and Transformation Across the Cosmic Epochs – Roberto Maiolino (Professor of Experimental Astrophysics & Director of the Kavil Institute for Cosmology Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge) Synopsis TBA Biographical details TBA
Title: Jupiter – Dr John Rogers (Director of the Jupiter Section of the British Astronomical Association) Synopsis TBA Biographical details TBA
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NOTE – CHANGE OF LECTURE AND PRESENTER Title: Uncovering the Structures of the Cosmos – Kulvinder Singh Chadha Synopsis The observable Universe isn’t uniformly filled with stars and galaxies; rather, there’s a large-scale structure at work that bends to the forces of gravitation, cosmic expansion, dark matter and dark energy. What exactly are these structural components and how[…]
Title: The End of the Dark Ages: The First Galaxies – Dr Stephen M. Wilkins Synopsis As we look out into the Universe we also look back in time. Eventually we reach a period before stars (and galaxies) had formed; these are the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages were brought to an[…]