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: Charting the Stars – Wil Tirion (Capelle aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands –the world’s foremost celestial cartographer, whose works include Bright Star Atlas 2000.0, Star Atlas 2000.0 and Uranometria 2000.0) Synopsis TBA Biography TBA
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Title:Gravitational Wave Astronomy – A. M. (Mike) Cruise (Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics and Space Research, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham) Synopsis TBA Biography TBA
Title:Sir Isaac Newton Remembers and Ancient Astronomy: Megaliths, landscapes and cosmologies – Mike Edmunds (Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics and former Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University) Synopsis TBA Biography TBA
Title: The History and Future of X-ray Astronomy – Andrew Norton (Professor of Astrophysics Education, School of Physical Sciences, The Open University) Synopsis TBA Biography TBA