Leicester Astronomical Society

2018 Meetings

All 7.30pm, John Eggleston Suite, the National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester

Jan 9:   What’s coming up in 2018 + some famous variables + polar alignment of an equatorial.   (Ann Bonell, David Conner and Jeff Lashley)

Jan 23    ‘The Cassini Mission’ by  Dr Phil Sutton, Lincoln University

Feb 13      Annual General Meeting

Feb 27      ‘Leicester’s Space Rockets’ by Roger D Cooper.   During the period between 1961 and 1978 the University of Leicester Space Research Group was active in launching scientific experiments on Britain’s Skylark Rocket. These were launched from Woomera in Australia, Sardinia, Norway and Spain. With over 50 scientific payloads flown during this period Leicester has become a world class Astrophysics authority in galactic and extra galactic X- Ray Astronomy

Mar 13     tbc

Mar 27    tbc

Apr 10  ‘Triumphs of Voyager Part 2:  Where no probe has gone before’ by Paul Money.

Apr 24   tbc

May 8   ‘Unusual telescopes’ by David Conner

May 22    “Life in billionth of a second’   by Angaraj Duara who will talk about his work on the Next Generation Gamma Ray Observatory- Cherenkov Telescope Array

June 12     tbc

June 26   tbc

No meetings in July

Aug 21   Sep 11    Sep 25        Oct 9       Oct 23        Nov 13     Nov 27      Dec 11



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