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Monday, 11 August 2014

[BAA-ebulletin 00813] Reminder - closing date for BAA Macclesfield Weekend Meeting is coming up.

BAA electronic bulletin

BAA Macclesfield Weekend Meeting - Friday 5th – Sunday 7th September 2014

With less than a month to go if you are planning to come to this event but
have not yet booked please do so now as there are still a few places left.
The closing date for group bookings for the Sunday  "Step inside the
World's Greatest Experiment - CERN's Large Hadron Collider" at MOSI is this
coming Friday. Anyone wishing to go after this date will have to pay the
full rate of £7.0


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)
in Manchester.

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

                     Prof Leszek Roszkowski - Title to be confirmed

                     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

Hazel Collett
Meetings Secretary
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(c) 2014 British Astronomical Association

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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