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Perseid Meteor Shower Maxiumum - Wed, 12.08.2020 10:00pm to Thu, 13.08.2020 4:00am #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Perseid Meteor Shower Maxiumum

When: Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 10:00pm to Thursday, 13 August 2020, 4:00am (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

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Re: Free online Astronomy Lecture.

Michael Morris
 

Thanks


From: worcesterastro@groups.io <worcesterastro@groups.io> on behalf of Peter Crowther via groups.io <pwb413@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:57:32 PM
To: worcesterastro@groups.io <worcesterastro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [worcesterastro] Free online Astronomy Lecture.
 
Hi

Birmingham Astronomical Society are also featuring an online lecture on Geocentric Space Debris on 30th June.

Search via Google

Regards & Clear Skies
Peter




On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 5:46 PM +0100, "Michael Morris" <michaelmorris4@...> wrote:

Dear FAS Member Societies

 

I hope you will find the following of interest and pass it on to your Society members.

 

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Meeting Details

Go Space Watch presents a free Public Online Astronomy Lecture on Wednesday 17 June at 7:30 pm BST. The Lecture is “The Far Side of the Moon: Is it Just Aliens?” and will be presented by Dr Julian Onions from the University of Nottingham. 

 

About the Lecture: The Moon is a shy body, it only ever shows one side of itself to the Earth. Before the space age, we had no idea what was on the far side of the Moon. This has led to a number of conspiracy theories that it is a haven for aliens. In this talk, we’ll chart the progress of how we got to see what was on the far side of the Moon, and what we found there. Tin foil hats are optional!

 

About the Speaker: Julian works with computer simulations of large fractions of the universe to understand trends in galaxy formation and evolution. Investigating the tools that help us form and analyse such simulations such as halo finders, tree builders and semi-analytic models. He also does a number of outreach activities, giving talks to astronomy societies and other interested groups such as rotary and U3A, as well as working with schools and scouts/guide groups. He also helps with the teaching of undergraduates in some of the astronomy courses.

Register for free through Eventbrite at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-public-online-astronomy-lecture-registration-105940583136

 

More details about Go Space Watch and CAPCOM Magazine can be found at

www.gospacewatch.co.uk

 

Michael Bryce

FAS Newsletter Editor

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Best wishes

 

 

 

Martin

 

 

Martin Baker

Webmaster Federation of Astronomical Societies

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Re: Free online Astronomy Lecture.

Peter Crowther
 

Hi

Birmingham Astronomical Society are also featuring an online lecture on Geocentric Space Debris on 30th June.

Search via Google

Regards & Clear Skies
Peter




On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 5:46 PM +0100, "Michael Morris" <michaelmorris4@...> wrote:

Dear FAS Member Societies

 

I hope you will find the following of interest and pass it on to your Society members.

 

////////////

Meeting Details

Go Space Watch presents a free Public Online Astronomy Lecture on Wednesday 17 June at 7:30 pm BST. The Lecture is “The Far Side of the Moon: Is it Just Aliens?” and will be presented by Dr Julian Onions from the University of Nottingham. 

 

About the Lecture: The Moon is a shy body, it only ever shows one side of itself to the Earth. Before the space age, we had no idea what was on the far side of the Moon. This has led to a number of conspiracy theories that it is a haven for aliens. In this talk, we’ll chart the progress of how we got to see what was on the far side of the Moon, and what we found there. Tin foil hats are optional!

 

About the Speaker: Julian works with computer simulations of large fractions of the universe to understand trends in galaxy formation and evolution. Investigating the tools that help us form and analyse such simulations such as halo finders, tree builders and semi-analytic models. He also does a number of outreach activities, giving talks to astronomy societies and other interested groups such as rotary and U3A, as well as working with schools and scouts/guide groups. He also helps with the teaching of undergraduates in some of the astronomy courses.

Register for free through Eventbrite at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-public-online-astronomy-lecture-registration-105940583136

 

More details about Go Space Watch and CAPCOM Magazine can be found at

www.gospacewatch.co.uk

 

Michael Bryce

FAS Newsletter Editor

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Best wishes

 

 

 

Martin

 

 

Martin Baker

Webmaster Federation of Astronomical Societies

image

 

 

 

 

 

 


Free online Astronomy Lecture.

Michael Morris
 

Dear FAS Member Societies

 

I hope you will find the following of interest and pass it on to your Society members.

 

////////////

Meeting Details

Go Space Watch presents a free Public Online Astronomy Lecture on Wednesday 17 June at 7:30 pm BST. The Lecture is “The Far Side of the Moon: Is it Just Aliens?” and will be presented by Dr Julian Onions from the University of Nottingham. 

 

About the Lecture: The Moon is a shy body, it only ever shows one side of itself to the Earth. Before the space age, we had no idea what was on the far side of the Moon. This has led to a number of conspiracy theories that it is a haven for aliens. In this talk, we’ll chart the progress of how we got to see what was on the far side of the Moon, and what we found there. Tin foil hats are optional!

 

About the Speaker: Julian works with computer simulations of large fractions of the universe to understand trends in galaxy formation and evolution. Investigating the tools that help us form and analyse such simulations such as halo finders, tree builders and semi-analytic models. He also does a number of outreach activities, giving talks to astronomy societies and other interested groups such as rotary and U3A, as well as working with schools and scouts/guide groups. He also helps with the teaching of undergraduates in some of the astronomy courses.

Register for free through Eventbrite at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-public-online-astronomy-lecture-registration-105940583136

 

More details about Go Space Watch and CAPCOM Magazine can be found at

www.gospacewatch.co.uk

 

Michael Bryce

FAS Newsletter Editor

//////////////////

 

 

Best wishes

 

 

 

Martin

 

 

Martin Baker

Webmaster Federation of Astronomical Societies

image

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Event: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak - Wed, 22.04.2020 8:00pm to Thu, 23.04.2020 5:00am #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak

When: Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 8:00pm to Thursday, 23 April 2020, 5:00am (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

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Backyard Isolation Astro!

Peter Crowther
 

Hi All,

 

Being confined to Self Isolation and with recent clear sky’s. took the opportunity to set up the DSLR camera in the back garden and shot “wide” angle images.

 

Camera tripod mounted and fixed to Sky-Watcher “Star Adventurer” Eq drive

 

Have posted images on the WAS Yahoo Groups page

 

Note the conjunction of Venus & The Pleiades between April 3rd & 5th

From Worcester, Venus will appear to “pass” through The Pleiades making for good photo opportunities

 

Regards, Clear Sky’s & Keep Safe

Peter Crowther

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: All WAS events cancelled

martin renouf
 

Hi Michael

No surprise there

Can you change my contact email to  martin_gsy@...

Thanks Martin

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Michael Morris
Sent: 17 March 2020 07:38
To: worcesterastro@groups.io
Subject: [Special] [worcesterastro] All WAS events cancelled

 

I'm sure it will come as no surprise to learn that, following government advice to avoid all unnecessary social contacts, we have cancelled all society events until further notice. We'll let you know when our programme of events returns.

Please stay safe.

 


Re: All WAS events cancelled

steve murray
 

Thanks Marg
See you on the other side of this crisis.
Steve

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Subject: Re: [worcesterastro] All WAS events cancelled
From: "Margaret White via Groups.Io"
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Stay safe and well all of you 
See you when it's all over 
Marg 



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Re: All WAS events cancelled

Margaret White
 

Stay safe and well all of you 
See you when it's all over 
Marg 



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Updated Event: Astronomy School #cal-invite

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Astronomy School

When:
Thursday, 19 March 2020
8:30pm to 10:00pm
(UTC+00:00) Europe/London
Repeats: Monthly on the third Thursday, through Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Where:
Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

Description:

Astronomy School
Two video presentations introducing some fundamental concepts in astronomy.

Please do not arrive at venue before 08:30 pm


Cancelled Event: Astronomy School - Thursday, 20 August 2020 #cal-cancelled

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Cancelled: Astronomy School

This event has been cancelled.

When:
Thursday, 20 August 2020
8:30pm to 10:00pm
(UTC+01:00) Europe/London

Where:
Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

Description:

Astronomy School
Two video presentations introducing some fundamental concepts in astronomy.

Please do not arrive at venue before 08:30 pm


Cancelled Event: Astronomy School - Thursday, 16 July 2020 #cal-cancelled

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Cancelled: Astronomy School

This event has been cancelled.

When:
Thursday, 16 July 2020
8:30pm to 10:00pm
(UTC+01:00) Europe/London

Where:
Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

Description:

Astronomy School
Two video presentations introducing some fundamental concepts in astronomy.

Please do not arrive at venue before 08:30 pm


All WAS events cancelled

Michael Morris
 

I'm sure it will come as no surprise to learn that, following government advice to avoid all unnecessary social contacts, we have cancelled all society events until further notice. We'll let you know when our programme of events returns.

Please stay safe.


Upcoming Event: Astronomy School - Thu, 19.03.2020 8:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Astronomy School

When: Thursday, 19 March 2020, 8:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description:

Astronomy School
Two video presentations introducing some fundamental concepts in astronomy.

Please do not arrive at venue before 08:30 pm


Upcoming Event: Practical astronomy show - CANCELLED - Sat, 21.03.2020 9:30am-5:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Practical astronomy show - CANCELLED

When: Saturday, 21 March 2020, 9:30am to 5:00pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:Kettering Conference Centre

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Description: The Practical Astronomy Show has not been CANCELLED.  They are hoping to return on 26th September.


BAA Deep Sky Meeting - 14th March - CANCELLED

Michael Morris
 

Just a quick note to let you know that tomorrow's (Saturday 14th March) BAA Deep Sky Meeting in Sheffield has just been cancelled.   They are hoping to reschedule for sometime in the Autumn.


Corona virus

Michael Morris
 

Dear Members
I thought it was probably an appropriate time to advise of you of how the society are proposing to react to the Corona Virus outbreak. 
At present, we plan to continue with our programme of events for our main meetings at Lower Smite and our third Thursday and observing evening events at Crown East.  Given the unfolding situation, we will keep all events under regular review.  Any changes to our planned programme of events will be posted on our website.  We strongly recommend that you consult this newsgroup AND our website at worcesterastro.co.uk to keep abreast of whether or not planned meeting will take place.


Upcoming Event: Mark Gibbons - Black Holes - Thu, 12.03.2020 8:00pm-9:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Mark Gibbons - Black Holes

When: Thursday, 12 March 2020, 8:00pm to 9:30pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:Lower Smite Farm - see website for details

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Re: Main meetings

Michael Morris
 

Hi Roger
There is a meeting on 12th March. Mark Gibbons is giving a talk on Black Holes. Apologies that the website and newsgroup are hopeless out of date. Life has been somewhat hectic. I'll try to get it up to date later today.


Main meetings

astro@...
 

Hi, There don't appear to be any main meetings in the next few months.  Is that the case?  Can I assume there is no talk on the 12th of March?

Roger