BAA electronic bulletin
******** Advance information for the BAA Macclesfield weekend. ********
Numbers are limited to 100 so if you are seriously interested in coming
please book NOW.
BAA Macclesfield Weekend Meeting - Friday 5th – Sunday 7th September 2014
Titled - "Into the deep and dark"
This is an opportunity to find out more about stars and the essential role
that they have played in the origin of life in the universe. The knowledge
that we have is based on work by amateurs and professionals obtained
through practical observation and cosmological theory. The weekend will
include an opportunity to visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
The cost for the two days is FREE for BAA members, Affiliated Society
members, and accompanied children under 16 if booked in advance, and £5.00
for non-members. The cost includes refreshments but not lunch. As numbers
are limited we ask you only to book if you are seriously intending to come.
The programme for the weekend is as follows:
Friday Eve: Dr Clive Dickinson – 'The Microwave Universe'
Saturday: Dr Eamonn Kerins – 'The hunt for Earth-2'.
Prof Andrew Lyne –'Cosmic cannon balls - The
formation, life & uses of neutron stars'
Mr Chris Rose - 'Macclesfield AS - Past, present and
Dr John McDonald - 'The Universe: from the earliest
time to the sky we see today'
Dr Stewart Moore - 'Planetary nebulae for the amateur'
Mr Jeff Lashley - 'Experiments in a Cambridgeshire
field - the story of an amateur radio telescope project'
Sunday: Visit the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester - including
the CERN Collider Experience
Times: Friday 19:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:15 – 18:15
Sunday's Collider Experience 10:30 for 11:00 tour.
Museum entry is free but there will be an opportunity to visit a special
event which will give you a chance to "Step inside the World's Greatest
Experiment - CERN's Large Hadron Collider". We have arranged a special
group rate of £4 for adult entry (it is normally £7) but this only applies
if booked by the deadline of 18th August. We will be on the 11 a.m. tour
and have arranged coach transport from Macclesfield at a cost of £9 return.
You will be able to leave your luggage on the coach as the driver will be
staying with it at all times. Alternatively you can use your own transport
but please arrive at the museum by 10:30.
Full details (including a booking form) and maps can be found on the BAA
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(c) 2014 British Astronomical Association http://www.britastro.org/
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)