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Monday, 19 January 2015

[BAA-ebulletin 00835] Meeting of the Historical Section, Saturday March 28th 2015, Greenwich

BAA electronic bulletin

Historical Section Meeting - Saturday March 28th 2015


The next meeting of the BAA Historical Section is a joint meeting with
our sister society, the Society for the History of Astronomy.

We have a stellar line-up!

Date: Saturday March 28th 2015

Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (doors open at 09:30)

Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Cost: 5 pounds for BAA and SHA members, 10 pounds for non-members

Booking in advance is required, through the BAA office.

Please use the form at

We have added another distinguished speaker from the United States,
Prof. Jay Pasachoff.


09:30 Doors open
09:30 – 10:00 Refreshments
10:00 – 10:05 Introduction and Welcome (Mike Frost and Kevin Kilburn, SHA)
10:05 – 10:45 Tony Kinder
'A survey of the historical membership of the BAA and SHA'
10:45 – 11:25 Roger Jones and Kevin Johnson
'The SHA online survey by county'
11:25 - 12:05 Prof. Jay Pasachoff
'Galileo Galilei and Simon Marius: their 1609 and 1610
discoveries about our Moon and Jupiter's moons'
12:05 – 13:20 Lunch Break
(lunch is not included in the price but there are lots
of cafes and pubs nearby)
13:20 – 13:25 Welcome Back
13:25 - 14:20 Bob Marriott
'William Dawes and William Rutter Dawes'
14:20 - 15:20 Dr. Stuart Clark
'Richard Carrington and the solar flare of 1859'
15:20 – 15:50 Refreshments
15:50 – 16:50 Dr. Bill Sheehan
'Mars: from the Canals to Curiosity'
16:50 - 17:00 Concluding Remarks
17:00 National Maritime Museum closes

Entrance to the National Maritime Museum is free, although there is a
charge for some exhibits.

Parking at the National Maritime Museum is very limited, pre-booking
for blue badge holders only.

More details on our web site -


Historical Section Director: Mike Frost
Deputy Director: Lee Macdonald

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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)
Lyra Main Website:

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