Hertford Astronomy Group
What else is going on that might be of interest to you?
Open Evenings at Bayfordbury Observatory:
26 February 2016
18 March 2016
Free entry to members of HAG if you help out with recruitment stand or Back Garden Telescope Display by the domes. Let the Programme Secretary (Alan) know if you intend to attend.
By Dr Simon Leigh
College Lane Campus, Hatfield
Wednesday 24th February 2016 at 7.00pm
Free to attend but as a courtesy please email Diane to let her know of your intention to attend.
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.
March 9 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,
9 September 2015
25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope
14 October 2015
Unveiling the invisible sky: the power of radio astronomy
11 November 2015
UVOT - Catching Gamma Ray Bursts on the Fly
9 December 2015
13 January 2016
10 February 2016
9 March 2016
13 April 2016
Finding a Super Nova!
11 May 2016
Astro Biology Little Green Things-Detecting Life on Earth and Exoplanets
8 June 2016
Pikonic - Disruptive Technologies
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was a Danish nobleman who occupies a niche in the history of astronomy
between Copernicus and Kepler. He broke with the family tradition of serving the king as a diplomat
and courtier in order to pursue his passion for scientific research. He realised the importance of accurate observation and measurement in astronomy and took this as far as it was possible to go without the aid of the telescope. His records were so accurate that Kepler was able to make use of them in deducing his laws of planetary motion.
It is around this time of year that we start thinking about next year’s programme. If you have any special requests that you would like us to consider then please complete the form and send it over.
Rae is a translator and former teacher with an interest in all things Scandinavian and the Chairman of the Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society.
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