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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

[BAA 00492] Sidmouth / NLO September Out of London Meeting

BAA electronic bulletin No. 00492   

If you are planning to attend the BAA Out of London meeting and need to stay
it will be wise to book now as it will still be "High Season".  If you leave
it until closer to the date you may find it difficult to find accommodation in

This is the programme for the weekend and the full booking form will be sent
out with the June Journal and will be on the BAA web site shortly.

Friday Evening
19:00 - 21:30   Drinks reception at the Knowle followed by a talk by Mrs
Margaret Morris, Glasgow: "International Year of Astronomy in Philately"

10:00 - 10:25   Registration and tea/coffee
10:25 - 10:30   Dr David Boyd, BAA President - Official welcome
10:30 - 11.00   Dr Keith Orrell - "Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer - A short summary
of a very full life"
11.00 - 11.25   Dr George Wilkins - "History of the Norman Lockyer Observatory"
11:30 - 12:20   Mr Olivier Thizy (France) - "Amateur spectroscopy"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 14:50   Dr Haley Gomez, Cardiff - "Smoking supernovae and smouldering
stars. What the Herschel Space Observatory has told us about cosmic dust"
15:00 - 15:50   Prof Tim Naylor, Exeter - "Star and planet formation"
15:50 - 16:30   Tea
16:30 - 17:20   Dr Peter Hargrave, Cardiff - "The Herschel Space Observatory:
Unveiling the earliest stages of star formation"
17:30 - 18:20   Dr Enzo Pascale, Cardiff - "BLAST: studying the evolution of
the Universe from Antarctica"
18:30           Dr David Boyd, BAA President - Raffle & Close

Saturday Evening
20:00 - 22:30   Practical spectroscopy by Mr Robin Leadbeater & Observing at
the Norman Lockyer Observatory

Sunday Morning
10:30 - 13:00   Tour of Norman Lockyer Observatory and Planetarium show

Programme correct at time of printing

There will also be a "Local information sheet" on the BAA web site to help you.

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary.

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Bulletin transmitted on Mon Apr 19 19:18:23 BST 2010
(c) 2010 British Astronomical Association
Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling

Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)


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