Wednesday September 11th 8:00pm The Solar Sytem beyond Neptune Roger O’Brien
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Date
Speaker
Subject
September 11th 2019
Roger O’Brien
The Solar System Beyond Neptune
October 9th 2019
Martin Weston and Steve Heliczer
A Basic Introduction to Astrophotography
November 13th 2019
Colin Stuart
Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries
December 11th 2019
Nik Szymanek
Astrophotography - the Next Steps
January 8th 2020
Georgio Savini
The UCL Observatory at Mill Hill and its Latest Developments
February 12th 2020
Carl Murray
Cassini at Saturn - The End of an Era
March 11th 2020
Stuart Eves
How Astronomers Can Save the World
April 8th  2020
Jerry Stone
Survival in Space - Apollo 13 - 50 years on
May 13th 2020 (includes AGM)
June 10th 2020
John Thain
Paul Money
The Invisible Sky - Getting Started in Radio Astronomy
From 60 to 500 - My Adventures in Astronomy
Programme 2019-20
It wasn’t that long ago that we were happy to think that our solar system stopped at Pluto - well things have changed!  Pluto is no longer a planet and the solar system is very much larger than we thought. This talk will inform us about the new discoveries and classifications of the vast areas beyond Neptune which is officially the last of the planets since Pluto was redesignated a “dwarf planet”. We will hear about the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud so if those are unfamiliar terms to you then this evening will aim to emlighten you. Roger, who is the President of our club, will tell us in his own inimitable style, what extra items our solar system has acquired in recent years.
What happens at our meetings? Doors open at 7:30 main meeting arrival from 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 give you a brief tour of some highlights to look out for in the night sky. Our guest speaker will talk 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: 1. If the weather is clear telescopes and binoculars brought by members are set up outside for some observation.  Members doing so will be pleased to share their scopes with others. 2. If you need help with some equipment then now is your chance to bring it in.  Others in our club will be more than willing to help you .  Don’t be shy, we get just as excited about a telescope bought at the charity shop for £20 as we do one costing many times more. 3. Just socialise with others - about anything! We look forward to seeing you.  No need to book - just turn up.
Wednesday September 11th 8:00pm The Solar Sytem beyond Neptune Roger O’Brien
In the summer of 1969, after years of effort, Mankind’s centuries-old dream was about to become a reality.  For the first time in human history, men from planet Earth were about to fly across space and land on another world. Do you remember that magical night 50 years ago? Maybe you’re too young, and perhaps you’ve seen TV programmes that show a multitude of film clips, sometimes from different missions, which can make the story a bit confusing. So instead, whether you want to relive some memories, or find out what really happened, come along to see and hear about the amazing journey of the first men to land on the Moon. Using contemporary images and video, and bringing along 50-year-old models, newspapers and other materials, and drawing on his extensive knowledge of the Apollo programme, Jerry Stone will give his personal view of this incredible voyage of exploration. Jerry is a recognised a space expert – especially on Apollo.  He gave his first space talk - about the Apollo missions - back in 1969 and now he is a Freelance Space Presenter.  He runs Spaceflight UK (www.spaceflight-uk.com), presenting space workshops in schools and public talks on space topics all over the country. He is often interviewed on radio and TV, and was interviewed on both BBC and Sky News when Neil Armstrong died. He is the author of “One Small Step” (£15) commemorating the Moon landings, as well as his new book, “Space Travel” (£7). Copies of each will be available, which he will be happy to sign.
May 8th
June 12th
Bob Marriott
Jerry Stone
Silver-On-Glass Revolution and AGM
Date
Speaker
Subject
September 11th 2019
Roger O’Brien
The Solar System Beyond Neptune
October 9th 2019
Martin Weston and Steve Heliczer
A Basic Introduction to Astrophotography
November 13th 2019
Colin Stuart
Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries
December 11th 2019
Nik Szymanek
Astrophotography - the Next Steps
January 8th 2020
Georgio Savini
The UCL Observatory at Mill Hill and its Latest Developments
February 12th 2020
Carl Murray
Cassini at Saturn - The End of an Era
March 11th 2020
Stuart Eves
How Astronomers Can Save the World
April 8th  2020
Jerry Stone
Survival in Space - Apollo 13 - 50 years on
May 13th 2020 (includes AGM)
June 10th 2020
John Thain
Paul Money
The Invisible Sky - Getting Started in Radio Astronomy
From 60 to 500 - My Adventures in Astronomy
And here’s a preview of what we have lined up for our next year’s programme (2019-2020)
Hertford  Astronomy Group
 2019 Hertford Astronomy Group
Hertford  Astronomy Group
 2019 Hertford Astronomy Group