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Member Events 2017/18

Thursday evening lectures are provided for Swansea Astronomical Society members, however, potential new members or members of other astronomical societies should feel free to come along as a guest.

In addition to the events listed below, we hold regular member observation evenings at Fairwood, usually on Friday nights. Please contact us on on contact@swanastro.org.uk for details of this.

Our Yahoogroup for members' chit-chat is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swanastro.

DateEventVenue
Thursday 26/10/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Jon Laver FRAS of Cardiff Astronomical Society will give a talk on Meteors
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Friday 27/10/2017
6-30pm
Star Party
Swansea Astronomical Society will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk and an exhibition
Swansea Airport
Thursday 09/11/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Dr Chris North, Sky at Night astronomer from Cardiff University will give a lecture on 'Telescopes Through the Ages'
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 23/11/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Prof Prem Kumar, Swansea University Physics department will give a lecture. Topic TBA
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Saturday 25/11/2017
6-30pm to 9pm
Star Party
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Star Party, in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru, with afternoon astronomy activities from 2pm until 5:30pm, and the Star Party from 6pm until 10pm.
Afternoon astronomy activities cost £3 per child, with a Meteors & Maths (age approx. 8+) workshop running for half an hour starting at 2pm, 3pm ,4pm & 5pm. Rocket making and D2E sessions with AstroCymru will run from 2pm till 5:30pm.
The Star Party at 6pm costs £3 per child, if they have paid for the afternoon activities there won’t be a need to pay again. Accompanying adults are free but donations are welcomed. A family ticket is £6 (2 adults and up to 4 children).
For guides/scouts/brownies/cubs etc. groups, the cost for the Star Party is £3 per child, with accompanying adults free.
We will be able to explore the Moon, just past its first quarter and, if we are lucky, we might see Uranus & Neptune. We will also use Orion to star hop so we can find the Pleiades.
While the stargazing is weather dependant we will be able to run activities inside the Great Glass House if the weather is poor. Food and drink will be available in the Med Café.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 14/12/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Dr Steve Wainwright FRAS of Swansea Astronomical Society will give a lecture on 'Bridge Camera Astronomy'
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 11/01/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Roger Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on "Stonehenge".
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 25/01/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Howard Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled "Open Star Clusters".
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Friday 26/01/2018
6-30pm
Star Party
Swansea Astronomical Society will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk and an exhibition
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Saturday 27/01/2018
2pm
Public Astronomy Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a talk entitled "GUARDIANS OF THE RINGS - SATURN'S MOONS" Everyone is welcome.
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 08/02/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Pro Chris Allton (Swansea University) Topic TBA.
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 22/02/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Bob Owens (National Museum of Wales) will give a talk entitle 'The Geology of Mars'
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Saturday 24/02/2018
6-30pm to 9pm
Star Party
Stargazing through telescopes plus talks and telescope advice clinics in the Great Glasshouse; with food and drink available from the Med Cafe.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 08/03/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Frazer Lewis (Faulkes Telescope) will give a talk entitled 'What has Astronomy done for us?'
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 22/03/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Steve Wainwright FRAS (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk Topic TBA
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Friday 23/03/2018
6-30pm
Star Party
Swansea Astronomical Society will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk and an exhibition
Swansea Airport
Thursday 12/04/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dave Powell (Barry Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled 'Meteorite falls in Wales'
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 26/04/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Roger Pickard (British Astronomical Asociation) will give a talk entitled 'Variable Stars'.
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 10/05/2018
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound. (Odyssey Dramatic Presentations) will give a talk Topic TBA.
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 24/05/2018
7pm
Annual General Meeting
Society AGM
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 13/12/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Nick Hart of Cardiff and Barry Astronomical Societies will give a talk entitled "Broadband, Narrowband"
Fulton House, University of Swansea


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