Hi to all our members and potential members, and I hope you are all keeping safe and well!
In the light of the Coronavirus pandemic it was decided to forego a meeting in September and to resume the programme in October, creating a longer time from the virus’s peak and hoping that infection numbers would have declined further.
Anyway, 3 talks have now been arranged between now and the end of this calendar year. These will be delivered remotely through Zoom. The plan is for Hayden Goodfellow to begin our programme by speaking to us in October about the Horizon Event Telescope and its imaging of the Black Hole in M87. (Hayden has been a public astronomer at the Kielder Observatory but is leaving for new pastures as a physics teacher at an academy in Edinburgh. We wish him well as a friend of our club!). In November, our speaker is due to be Dr Alex MacKinnon from Glasgow University who will take as his subject, Antimatter in Space, whilst the subject of Dr Pete Edwards, Durham University, in December, has yet to be confirmed.
These talks will be at 7pm on the second Tuesdays of October, November and December. Due to the ongoing problems with Coronavirus and the increased restrictions on meetings we will be meeting virtually on Zoom. To take part, please email the society at the address given on the right under “Contact Us” and we will send you the connection details ahead of each meeting.
We won’t be able to share refreshments on Zoom, so Ken and Ann why not finish off any lovely chocolate digestives which may still be in the tin?!!