Hertford Astronomy Group
Meetings held at:
Panshanger Golf Complex
Old Herns Lane,
Welwyn Garden City,
What happens at our meetings?
Doors open at 7:30 for the meeting due to start at 8:00 but several club members and friends gather before this to have a drink and chat in the bar.
Following welcome announcements we have a guest speaker who speaks on the subject of the evening for about 45 -
Announcements about forthcoming events follow.
You can then choose from the following activities:
We look forward to seeing you.
March 8 2017
Integral field spectroscopy (IFS) has become an important sub-
14 September 2016
12 October 2016
The perils of Landing on Mars
9 November 2016
“Sir Isaac Remembers ...”
14 December 2016
Images of the Universe Part 1
11 January 2017
Piazzi Smyth and his High Altitude Tenerife Observatory
8 February 2017
8 March 2017
*Please note change to previously published programme
12 April 2017
The Next 50 years in Space
10 May 2017
14 June 2017
11 November 2016
9 December 2016
20 January 2017
10 February 2017
3 March 2017-
Crossrail – Moving London Forward
College Lane Campus, Hatfield
Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 7.00pm
Free to attend but as a courtesy please email Diane to let her know of your intention to attend.
Marc is well known to our group having been a regular speaker at our meetings over the years as well as inviting us to attend the Bayfordbury Observatory open evenings.
Marc is based at the University of Hertfordshire Centre for Astrophysics Research. He is currently completing the demography of supermassive black holes with adaptive optics observations, through the modelling of the ionised-
We have reserved a space in the Meeting Room for the Hertford Astronomy Group.
You will have to request tickets if you wish to attend any lectures AND if you require any refreshments and/or Lunch Boxes. You do not have to be members.
More details can be found at the SPA website where you can book your requirements.
If you don’t want to go to the talks and will be taking your own food & drink then you don’t need to do anything.
Can you also let us know
A) if you are going to the event
B) if you can help out at some time during the day on the HAG display (perhaps with an idea of timings)
C) and if you can either offer a lift (saying how many spaces) or would like a lift
Please send this information to Jerry Stone our Programme Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is happy to collate it and also see what can be done about matching people up for car-
Are you having problems with your telescope? Are you unsure which end to look in or where to plug it in? Well, maybe things aren’t that bad, but maybe you’d like some help -
In that case you should come to “My Telescope Doesn’t Work!”, where you can find out about different types of telescopes. If you have a scope you can bring it along and get advice and help.
This special event will take place on Saturday 4 March from 7pm at Wheathampstead Cricket Club, (opposite “The Wicked Lady” pub).
We plan to be doing some observing as well. This will be just before the Moon’s First Quarter so we’ll be able to see detail on its surface. If the sky is clear we’ll also be able to show you a double star, a nebula, a star cluster, perhaps a galaxy, and a couple of planets!
The event is free to HAG members, but we do need to know who is coming along, so please send the names of any attendees to email@example.com
An integral field spectrograph is an optical instrument combining spectrographic and imaging capabilities, used to obtain spatially resolved spectra in astronomy.