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



  1. Neil Woolaston
    5th February 2018

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    Hello I was wondering if you can help me, I am new to astronomy at the ripe age of 54 and are looking for advise with my telescope, could I come along to the next meeting to say hello
    Many thanks Neil

    • LEICSastro
      7th February 2018

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      Hello Neil. Thanks for your enquiry. Yes, we look forward to you coming along to a meeting and saying hello. I will email you separately about this. Best wishes


      • Esther Hooley
        10th February 2018

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        Hello. My husband is new to astrology and is interested in meeting enthusiasts. Is it possible to attend your meeting on Tuesday 13th February so that he can discuss telescopes with fellow members and take some advice as to what he should be purchasing.

        • LEICSastro
          10th February 2018

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          Hello Esther. Thanks. I will reply to the email you have sent me. Best wishes


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