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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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Description:


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


Interstellar - Lecture and Film

Michael Morris
 

Redditch Astronomical Society have organised what sounds like a really good event on Monday 16th March at Artrix in Bromsgrove.  Dr Elizabeth Stanway of Warwick University Astrophysics Department with give a talk on the accurate physics depicted in the movie at 6:30pm. Then the film will start at 7.30pm.
For anyone who has not seen the film Interstellar, it is a brilliant piece of 'hard' science fiction, no monsters or guns.  You can find out more about this event at

https://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/interstellar-lecture


CANCELLED - OBSERVING EVENING 27 FEBRUARY 2020

Michael Morris
 

The major traffic disruption caused by the rising river level in Worcester is making travelling through or around the city very difficult at present.  This, combined with a forecast of cloud rolling in at around 9:00 pm has led us to the decision to cancel tonight's planned public observing session.
Sorry folks.


Upcoming Event: Observing Evening (if clear) - Thu, 27.02.2020 8:30pm-10:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Observing Evening (if clear)

When: Thursday, 27 February 2020, 8:30pm to 10:30pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: A public open observing evening at the dark sky site next to Crown East Scout Hut.  Bring along your telescope or binoculars or look through the society's scope.
Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/worcesteras after 7:45pm to check whether or not the session will be going ahead.
Please do not arrive at Crown East before 08:30pm.


Upcoming Event: Observing Evening (if clear) - Thu, 27.02.2020 8:30pm-10:30pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Observing Evening (if clear)

When: Thursday, 27 February 2020, 8:30pm to 10:30pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

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Description: A public open observing evening at the dark sky site next to Crown East Scout Hut.  Bring along your telescope or binoculars or look through the society's scope.
Check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/worcesteras after 7:45pm to check whether or not the session will be going ahead.
Please do not arrive at Crown East before 08:30pm.


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

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Reminder: Practical astronomy show

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 returns. It's a great day out with loads of talks and equipment to see and buy.  Best of all, it's all absolutely free.


Tonight's Astronomy School is CANCELLED

Michael Morris
 

Due to continuing horrendous traffic conditions in area, we have taken the decision to cancel tonight's planned astronomy school session at Crown East.
We apologise for the late notice.


Tonight's Astronomy School is CANCELLED

Michael Morris
 

Due to continuing horrendous traffic conditions in area, we have taken the decision to cancel tonight's planned astronomy school session at Crown East.
We apologise for the late notice.


Upcoming Event: Astronomy School - Thu, 20.02.2020 8:30pm-10:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Astronomy School

When: Thursday, 20 February 2020, 8:30pm to 10:00pm, (GMT+00:00) Europe/London

Where:Crown East Scout Hut - see website for details

View Event

Description:

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

Please do not arrive at venue before 08:30 pm


Re: Tuesday Feb 18 8pm... Thee Kings pub discussion on discovery of Pluto

Michael Morris
 

It's just down the road from me, so I don't anticipate getting there being a problem.


From: worcesterastro@groups.io <worcesterastro@groups.io> on behalf of Christopher J Baddiley <cj.baddiley@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:16:50 AM
To: worcesterastro@groups.io <worcesterastro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [worcesterastro] Tuesday Feb 18 8pm... Thee Kings pub discussion on discovery of Pluto
 

Trying again, server reported mis-configured.

 

OK 90th anniversary discovery of Pluto! Slide set ready.

Been busy running my astro course on relativity, also on Tuesday..

 

I hope can get to Three Kings  via Hanley Castle, despite Upton road closure near Upton  from flooding.

Trying to get to Broadheath last night proved impossible, A4103 and A449 closed. Malvern ok.

 

C

 

 

From: worcesterastro@groups.io [mailto:worcesterastro@groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Morris
Sent: 17 February 2020 14:17
To: worcesterastro@groups.io
Subject: Re: [worcesterastro] Tuesday Feb 18 8pm... Thee Kings pub discussion on discovery of Pluto 75th anniversary.

 

Thanks Chris

I'll probably try to make this as it is just down the road from me.  Just as an aside, it will be the 90th anniversary, not the 75th.

 


From: worcesterastro@groups.io <worcesterastro@groups.io> on behalf of Christopher J Baddiley <cj.baddiley@...>
Sent: 17 February 2020 14:05
To: worcesterastro@groups.io <worcesterastro@groups.io>
Subject: [worcesterastro] Tuesday Feb 18 8pm... Thee Kings pub discussion on discovery of Pluto 75th anniversary.

 

Message from John Beale of Worcester and Hereford IoP, forwarded by Chris .B

 

I have put a slide set together on my laptop.

 

.....

 

The Three Kings . .. Hanley Castle now has a regular programme of themed discussion evenings on occasional Tuesdays. The idea is to have informal talks and discussion about an anniversary of significant activity. It's not a formal talk and people come and go from 8pm until late. However they do like to have someone there who knows a little above the average on the topic, to give a brief overview and answer questions. Visual aids are great but don't expect to project anything.

 

On Tuesday 18th Feb the subject is Pluto, as it is, iirc, the 75th anniversary of its discovery. I have been asked if any of the IOP local committee, friends, or members of WAS would be able to show up and provide some level of "expert" knowledge. Indeed several people could go.

 

Let me know if you think you can help, but the event will happen anyway, so you can just show up after 8pm..

 

Regards

 

John

 

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