Hertford Astronomy Group
October 12th 8:00pm
8:00 - 10:00pm
Doors open at 7:30 although the bar is open earlier for a drink or meal.
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 - 60 minutes. This is followed by questions relating to the talk.
Announcements about forthcoming events follow.
You can then choose from the following activities:
We look forward to seeing you.
One of our members has brought this to our attention in case you might want to think about going to the USA to watch the eclipse. Details of an organised trip can be found at http://eclipseofthecentury.com/
Please note that we are not endorsing this venture but merely passing on information
What else is going on that might be of interest to you?
A great day out to this historic site. Thanks for organising it Jerry.
At the recent committee meeting we discussed a number of venues for other trips for the future, and more details will be sent out in due course.
Exploring Mars is a key step towards solving some enduring mysteries and may provide answers to questions about our own origins, how and when life emerged on Earth, and whether we are truly alone in the Universe.
Mars has proved a notoriously tricky planet on which to land a spacecraft, and next attempt will be by ESA on 19th October with the Schiaparelli probe, a vehicle carried by the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO). Both craft are part of ESA’s ExoMars project.
This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the next planned landing on Mars just 1 week before the event.
Dr Lewis is Deputy Head of the School of Physical Sciences at The Open University. He co-leads the AMELIA (Atmospheric Mars Entry and Landing Investigation and Analysis) on Schiaparelli in order to retrieve the scientific information form the entry profile and he is a member of the NOMAD (Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery) team, which is an instrument aboard the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.
Stars of our Own!
Perseids Meteor shower observation evening at Bayfordbury Observatory 11 August 2016
Pictures takes from breakfast TV
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
Proto-Planetary Disks and Planet Formation
8 March 2017
60 Years of Astronomy
12 April 2017
The Next 50 years in Space
10 May 2017
14 June 2017
Bayfordbury Observatory Open Evenings
11 November 2016
9 December 2016
13 January 2017
3 February 2017
3 March 2017
Mapping the Underworld
College Lane Campus, Hatfield
Wednesday 5 October 2016 at 7.00pm
Free to attend but as a courtesy please email Diane to let her know of your intention to attend.