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Society Talks 2023/24

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, subject to weather conditions.

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

DateEventVenue
Thursday 07/03/2024
19:15
I did it my way!
John Beer (SAS) will give a talk entitled "I did it my way!"
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 21/03/2024
19:15
Open Clusters
Howard Davies (SAS) will give a talk on "Open Clusters".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 04/04/2024
19:15
Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena - Historical & Current Perspectives
Alan Foster (Cardiff A.S.) will give a talk on "Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena - Historical & Current Perspectives".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 18/04/2024
19:15
Prehistoric Astronomers and the value of their legacies
Roger Davies (SAS) will give a talk on "Prehistoric Astronomers and the value of their legacies".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 02/05/2024
19:15
A Very British Meteorite
Martin Lunn MBE FRAS will give a talk about "A very British Meteorite".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 16/05/2024
19:15
The April 8th Total Eclipse of the Sun
Gaynor Thomas, Maggie Collins, Paul Pocklington and Chris Bowden (SAS) will talk about their adventures in America and Mexico viewing the April 8th 2024 Total Eclipse of the Sun.
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 30/05/2024
19:15
AGM and short talks
The Annual General Meeting will be held followed by a selection of members ten minute talks.
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 13/06/2024
19:15
Rockets/satellites
Paul Spurr will give a talk on "Rockets/satellites"
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 25/07/2024
19:15
A Life in Astronomy and Space Research
Professor David Rees (Kent A.S.) will give a talk on 'A Life in Astronomy and Space Research'
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 22/08/2024
19:15
TBA
Christy Chapman Bird will give a talk - subject to be advised.
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 19/09/2024
19:15
Exotic stars
Dr Nicola Whitehead (UWTSD) will give a talk entitled "Exotic stars"
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 03/10/2024
19:15
Isaac Newton and the Surrey Pumas
Mike Frost(Director of the BAA Historical Section) will give a talk from his home in Warwickshire via Zoom on "Isaac Newton and the Surrey Pumas".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 17/10/2024
19:15
The Search for Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Jeff Zorko (SAS) will give a talk on "The Search for Dark Matter and Dark Energy".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 31/10/2024
19:15
The Perils of Time Travel
Philip Wallace (CAS) will give a talk on "The perils of time travel"
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 14/11/2024
19:15
Lunar Geology (from the safety of your own home)
Barry Fitzgerald (Weymouth A.S.) will give a talk on "Lunar Geology (from the safety of your own home)"
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 28/11/2024
19:15
Observing the Herschel 400
Jonathan Gale (SAS) will give a talk on "Observing the Herschel 400".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 12/12/2024
19:15
Christmas Quiz
Phil John will host our annual Christmas Quiz.
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom


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