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 Solent Amateur Astronomers

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Talks Programme

Timetable of Talks for 2021/2022
Dates Subject Speaker
19th January 10 Targets for Light Polluted Astronomers Bob Mizon MBE (CfDS)
16th February The Aurora and the Magnetosphere Dr Robert Fear (Southampton University)
16th March

Rebel Star the Sun's Greatest Mysteries (to be preceded by AGM)

Colin Stuart
20th April Is Anyone Out There? Roger Dymock
18th May Digital Astrophotography Damian Peach
15th June The Green Flash Mike Frost (Director of the BAA Historical Section)
20th July What do Amateur Astronomers do? Graham Bryant (Hampshire Astronomy Group)
17th August Journey into Space Stephen Tonkin
21st September Space 2069 Dr David Whitehouse (BBC)
19th October Annual General Meeting Everyone
16th November Beyond the Moon and Mars, Earth II - A New Home for Mankind Roger Dymock
14th December Comets in History Bob Mizon MBE (CfDS)

We host a comprehensive range of talks, currently via Zoom, both members and non-members are invited.

Non-members will need to register their interest; please send an email to:

saazoomtalk@outlook.com  For subject please enter – ‘SAA Talk’

Please include your name. You can add a comment or question to the email if you wish.

Members and registered non-members will be sent the Zoom link approximately 2 days before the date of the Meeting.

Talks 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.