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 Solent Amateur Astronomers

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Talks Programme

Timetable of Talks for 2019/2020
Dates Subject Speaker
20th August Planet X, Zetans and Lost Civilisations Stephen Tonkin
17th September Galileo Galilei Dr David Whitehouse (BBC)
15th October AGM Everyone
19th November T.B.A John Strachan

10th December

nb 2nd Tuesday

Asterisms - Jewels of the Starry Sky Bob Mizon MBE (CfDS)
21st January The Planet Mars Colin Stuart
18th February Show and Tell Anyone
17th March Digital Astrophotography Damian Peach
21st April Is Anyone Out There? Roger Dymock
19th May Astrophotographers Bob Mizon MBE
We host a comprehensive range of talks at Oasis Academy, Lordshill, see table to the left. Click on this link for a map to the Academy.

They are pitched at all levels, from 1st year undergraduate down to beginners' level. Speakers have available to them a digital projector. Subjects have covered everything from the history of astronomy to the history of the universe; stellar spectroscopy to the way astronomy and astronomical events are viewed by the media.

Our speakers have included the Astronomer Royal of Scotland and Chris Lintott from the Sky at Night.

They occur on the 3rd Tuesday of each month - (2nd Tuesday in December) - and non-members are welcome to attend.

The talks begin at 7:30 pm prompt, please don't be late.

Talks last for 1 hour, on average, followed by questions.