I hope all our members have been enjoying a good summer and I’m glad now to post details of our meeting dates for the 2018-2019 season.
September – Please note no meeting on Tuesday 11th but an outing to The Edinburgh Observatory is planned for Saturday 29th for their Open Doors Weekend. I suggest we go by train, leaving from Lockerbie Station just before 10.00am. Book a place on our Facebook event if you intend to go.
October Tuesday 9th 7.00pm. Member Mike Perry “What we know about the stars and how we know it – Looking into the astronomer’s toolbox”
November Tuesday 13th 7.00pm. Dr Pete Edwards (University of Durham) “Extra-solar Planets”
December Tuesday 11th 7pm. Hayden Goodfellow (Astronomer Kielder Observatory) “Minor Bodies in the Solar System
January Tuesday 8th 7pm. Member Mark Toner “Reading the Sun”
February Tuesday 12th 7.00pm. Professor Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow) (no title yet but Sheila is a leading international researcher in the field of Gravitational Waves)
March Tuesday 12th 7.00pm. The Big Astronomy Quiz
April Thursday 11th NB no Tuesday meeting on 9th –Yuri’s Night Dumfries Museum, speaker Science Writer Duncan Lunan “Incoming Asteroid” Time to be confirmed.
May Tuesday 14th 7.00pm. AGM.
In addition we hope to arrange a few viewing nights over the winter part of the season. One of our members suggests publishing a date (which will inevitably rain) but secretly going for another one when it may not!!
Please support this year’s programme of events.
(All meetings at Georgetown Community Centre, apart from April 11th.)
Please also invite anyone you know who may be interested, to our meetings.