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Friday, 25 April 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00799] Reminder of Historical Section meeting at Friargate Quaker Centre, York, Saturday May 3rd

BAA electronic bulletin

Historical Section Meeting - Saturday May 3rd 2014


A reminder about our upcoming BAA Historical Section meeting

Date:    Saturday May 3rd 2014
Time:    10:30 - 17:30  (doors open at 10:00)
Venue:   Friargate Quaker Centre, York, YO1 9RL
Cost:    5 pounds for BAA members, 7 pounds for non-members
Pay on the door or book in advance using the form at

The theme is "North Country Astronomy, Old and New"


10:00  Doors open

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments

10:30 – 10:40 Introduction and Welcome

10:40 – 11:35 Mike Maunder
                'The first 100 years of the BAA (north of Watford)'

11:35 – 12:30 Gerard Gilligan
                'William Lassell 1799-1880: Telescopes, Planets and Drinking Beer'

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
(lunch is not included in the price but there are lots of cafes and pubs nearby)

14:00 – 14:55 David Sellers – 'William Gascoigne'

14:55 – 15:50 Dr Emily Winterburn
                'The jobbing musician: William Herschel discovers astronomy'

15:50 – 16:20 Refreshments

16:20 – 17:20 Prof. Tom McLeish
                'A Medieval Big Bang: The Cosmology of Robert Grosseteste'

17:20 – 17:30 Concluding Remarks

17:30  Meeting Closes

The Friargate Centre ( is in the centre of York,
less than half a mile from the railway station.

There is no parking at the Friagate Centre. Visitors coming by car are recommended
to use the excellent park-and-ride scheme operating from the outskirts of the city.

More details on our web site -


Historical Section Director: Mike Frost
Deputy Director: Lee Macdonald        

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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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