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 Solent Amateur Astronomers


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Talks Programme

Timetable of Talks for 2019
Dates Subject Speaker
15th January Show and Tell Members Talks
19th February Looking for Life on Mars Dr Andrew Coates (Mullard Space Science Laboratory)

19th March

Juno at Jupiter

Change of Subject

Alan Lorrain (Basingstoke AS)
16th April George Alcock - The Life and Achievements of this Amazing Observer Guy Hurst
21st May Active Galaxies - What Are They? James Fradgley
18th June What do Amateur Astronomers Do? Graham Bryant (HAG)
16th July The Hubble Space Telescope - Deep Space Images Jerry Workman
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 Bob Mizon MBE (CfDS)
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.