BAA electronic bulletin
BAA Macclesfield Weekend Meeting - Friday 5th – Sunday 7th September 2014
We do have a few places available if you are still thinking of coming to
this event. Please contact Maddy in the office by Friday 29th if you do
want to join us.
It will be good to have a few more BAA members attending as it is a BAA
meeting. At present there are more non BAA members booked.
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
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
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'
Times: Friday 19:00 – 21:00, Saturday 09:15 – 18:15
Full details (including a booking form) and maps can be found on the
BAA website www.britastro.org/macclesfield2014
Hope to see you there
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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)
Lyra Website: https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
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)