Derby and District Astronomical Society

[2020]

2021 Meeting Programme

Date Title Speaker Venue
January 8th
7:30 pm
Society Quiz Quizmaster: Dave Selfe Zoom
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January 16th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - Cancelled - The Flamsteed Observatory
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January 22nd
7:15 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
The Messier Objects - How to Observe and Image Them
Michael Lancaster & Peter Branson
January 23rd - 31st ALVASTON PARK VIRTUAL STARGAZING - For more details, how to join in, and the full schedule of events please visit:
Alvaston Park Friends
February 5th
7:30 pm
Observing Nebulae Martin Griffiths
University of South Wales
February 13th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - Cancelled - The Flamsteed Observatory
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February 19th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Processing Astro Images
Peter Branson
March 5th
8:00 pm
Gravitational Waves Dr Chris North
School of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Cardiff
March 13th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - Cancelled - The Flamsteed Observatory
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March 19th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
The James Webb Space Telescope
Donald Anderson and Brian Dodson
April 3rd
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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April 9th
7:30 pm
The Dark Side of the Universe Dr Peter Edwards
Department of Physics
Durham University
April 17th
8:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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April 23rd
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
How to get the most out of your telescope
Mike Dumelow
May 7th
7:30 pm
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Zoom
May 15th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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May 21st
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
What's in the night sky over the summer months
Mike Lancaster Zoom
June 4th
7:30 pm
Footprints of the Big Bang Dr Susan Cartwright
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Sheffield
June 12th
9:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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June 18th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Missions to Mars: The Robotic Exploration of the Red Planet
Anthony Southwell
Saturday 10th July
7:30pm
(postponed from 3rd July)
Society BBQ and Observing Session - The Flamsteed Observatory
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August 14th
8:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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September 3rd
7:30 pm
Mr Hubble and his Amazing Telescope Howard Parkin
Isle of Man Astronomical Society
September 11th
8:00 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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September 17th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
The Autumn Sky
Mike Lancaster
October 1st
7:30 pm
A Wider Cast on the Copernican Revolution Dr Colin Steele
The University of Manchester
October 9th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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October 15th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Building a Binocular Observing Chair
Brian Dodson Zoom
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Saturday 16th October
2:00 pm till midnight
EYES ON THE UNIVERSE
Stargazing, displays and presentations
- Brookfield Social Club, Barrow on Trent, DE73 7HG
November 5th
7:30 pm
The Next Blink of a Cosmic Eye: Astronomy in the Next 200 Years Dr Megan Argo
University of Central Lancashire
Zoom
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November 13th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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November 19th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
Planetary Nebulae
Peter Branson Zoom
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Saturday 27th November
6:00 pm till late
ELVASTON CASTLE STARGAZING AND EXHIBITION - Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road (A6120), Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP
December 3rd
7:30 pm
Variable Stars: How and Why They Vary Gary Poyner
Heart of England Astronomical Society
Zoom
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Saturday 4th December
6:00 pm till late
ELVASTON CASTLE STARGAZING AND EXHIBITION - Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road (A6120), Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP
December 11th
7:30 pm
OBSERVING SESSION - The Flamsteed Observatory
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December 17th
7:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY EVENING
TBA
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[2020]

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Further details of all meetings may be obtained from the Secretary  on 07443 469477.

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