We hope all members have had a good summer and it’s good now to be able to publish details of the new season.
September : No meeting on the 2nd Tuesday but an observing night is planned for an evening during the last week of the month depending on the weather. This will probably be at what is known as Castle Corner at the end of the Glencaple Road, Caerlaverock, but further details and information will follow. (The plan was originally to have a members’ meeting at Lochvale House but because of the high number of Covid cases in D and G presently, and the fact that members might be wary of planning an indoors meeting, we thought it best to go with an observing night this month instead.)
October 12th Lyn Smith (Director of the Solar Section of the British Astronomical Association) “The Red Sun”
November 9th Paul Money, “Wonders of the Solar System”
December 14th Jonathan Shanklin, “An Astronomer in Antarctica”
NB October, November and December talks all on Zoom!
January 11th, Professor Sheila Rowan (Glasgow University) “Gravitational Wave Detection – The Future”
February 8th David Ramshaw (Carlisle Club) “Measuring Distances in Space”
March 8th Professor Lyndsay Fletcher, “Solar Telescopes and their Science”
NB January, February and March are all planned as speaker visits to Lochvale House.
April Yuri’s Night (Still to be arranged)
If you know anyone interested in joining our Society please encourage them so that we can give them further details and information!
PS I indicated at the last AGM that after this year I will be taking a break as secretary so please consider if you may be prepared to take on this position for the 2022-2023 season.