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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00785] Deep Sky Section Meeting - March 15th, Northampton

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It's now less than four weeks to the annual Deep Sky Section meeting, which
this year is being held on Saturday March 15th at The Deco, Northampton. I
hope you will be able to join us for what we hope will be another excellent

The programme for the day is:

9:45 - Doors open - tea and coffee

10:30 - Review of the year - Callum Potter
11:00 - Dale Holt -  "Using a deep sky video camera to observe the Hickson
Compact Galaxy groups"
11:30 - Stewart Moore - "Great Balls of Fire - The Glory of Globulars"

12:30 - Lunch

14:00 - Section observing programmes - Callum Potter, Paul Curtis, & Grant
14:30 - Grant Privett - "Digging in the Dirt: Adventures with image noise"
15:00 - Ian Sharp - “Remote imaging the deep sky”

16:00 - Tea

16:30 - Prof. Albert Zijlstra (University of Manchester) - “Latest
developments in planetary nebulae research”

17:30 - Close

All talks subject to possible change

Price: £10 to BAA members and members of BAA affiliated societies, £15 to
Includes tea and coffee refreshments, buffet lunch. The theatre bar will be
open at lunchtime.

Entrance payable at the door, no advance booking - if you are planning to
attend it would help to let us know for planning catering requirements -

Traders Astronomia, BAA Sales & the Webb Deep-Sky Society will be in

If anyone would like to view something specific or order for collection
from Astronomia, please email in advance.

Exhibition of deep sky material by Section members is encouraged - there
may be some display boards available, please contact the section director
to reserve space (first come, first served) or bring your own boards.

Venue: The Deco, Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE

Parking: The nearest car park is St. Michaels multi-storey car park which
is adjacent to The Deco - after parking take the Abington Square exit.
Directions at

Latest news and updates on the meeting will be posted on the section
website: and if you have any questions at all please
don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Callum Potter

Director, Deep Sky Section

2014 Feb 17
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Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
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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