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Friday, 13 March 2015

[BAA-ebulletin 00846] Final Reminder for Historical Section Meeting on March 28th in Greenwich

BAA electronic bulletin

Historical Section Meeting - Saturday March 28th 2015 - Final Reminder


This is a final reminder about the joint meeting of the BAA Historical Section
and the Society for the History of Astronomy on March 28th.

Bookings must be made before Friday March 20th, through the BAA office.

Please use the form at

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


09:30  Doors open (before 10 AM via the Stanhope entrance on Romney Road)

09:30 – 10:00 Refreshments

10:00 – 10:05 Introduction and Welcome (Mike Frost and Kevin Kilburn, SHA Chair)

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 – 13:30 Welcome Back

13:30 - 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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