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 Solent Amateur Astronomers

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Talks Programme

Timetable of Talks for 2017
Dates Subject Speaker
15th August Mercury & The BepiColumbo Mission Prof. David Rothery - The Open University
19th September Computing in Astronomy Steve Harvey - B.A.A
17th October AGM Everyone
21st November 2017 Beyond the Moon & Mars.  Earth II, A New Home for Mankind Roger Dymock FRAS
12th December 2017 T.B.A Bob Mizon
16th January Share and Tell Members Talks
20th February T.B.A Dr Christian Knigge
20th March Astro-Imaging with a 12" Telescope Dave Shave-Wall
17th April Saturn's Ring Carl Murray, University of London
15th May From Rosetta to Philae Dave Eagle
19th June 13 Journeys through Space and Time Colin Stuart
17th July The Story of Radio Astronomy James Fradgley
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, who returns to give us another talk this year and Chris Lintott from the Sky at Night.

They occur on the 3rd Tuesday of each month 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.