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November
Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture: Hues of Habitability – Characterising Pale Blue Dots around Other Stars
The William Herschel Society
East Building Lecture Theatre 1.1, University of Bath, The Avenue, Claverton Down, BA2 7AY
Wed Nov 21, 2018
Time: 7.00 pm
Price: Free, but please register on Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hues-of-habitability-characterizing-pale-blue-dots-around-other-stars-tickets-51244194766?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&ref=eemailordconf&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewevent
The 2018 Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture forms part of the previously named annual William Herschel Lecture. Dr. Sarah Rugheimer, winner of the prize this year, discusses how we might detect life on another planet, and also how we might be fooled.
November
Early Indian Astronomy and the Birth of Zero
William Herschel Society and BRLSI
BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN
Fri Nov 30, 2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £2 members and students, £4 visitors
Speakers: Dr Peter Ford MBE & Deepali Gaskell. This talk starts in Georgian Bath where former members of the British East India Company came to take the waters and exchanged ideas about the mathematics that they had found in Bengal. It will trace the development of Indian Mathematics and the vital concept of Zero from its origins in ancient astronomy to its use in commerce and science.
December
Annual Quiz Night
Torbay Astronomical Society
Room BE1, Business and Enterprise Suite, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL
Thu Dec 13, 2018
Time: 19:30
Price: Free to members. Non-members: £3 for adults and £1 for under 18s
Our annual astronomy-themed quiz, compiled and hosted by Maxwell Maltz. There will also be a raffle and mince pies.
December
100 years on -  Forgotten Astronomical events and astronomers of WW1
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non members
Talk by Sheila Evans followed by the Christmas Quiz
January
Hasselblad and the Moon Landing
William Herschel Society
Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN
Fri Jan 4, 2019
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £2 for members/students, £5 for visitors
Deborah Ireland whose background is in the Royal Photographic Society will tell the story of the Moon landing through the lens of the camera that recorded it, and considers the significance of its photographs in our understanding of the most iconic of space journeys.
January
Dynamic Skies
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Fri Jan 11, 2019
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non members
Talk by Will Gater
January
Simon Harding: "The Aurora Borealis"
Torbay Astronomical Society
Room BE1, Business and Enterprise Suite, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL
Thu Jan 24, 2019
Time: 19:30
Price: Free to members. Non-members: £3 for adults and £1 for under 18s
Lecture by Simon Harding. We will also look at what can be seen in the night sky in the month ahead.
January
The Story of the Solar System
Exeter Phoenix theatre
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
Sun Jan 27, 2019
Time: 19:30pm
Price: £12 (£10)
Following a sell-out Bristol performance, the smash-hit live show The Story of the Solar System lands in Exeter in January. Astronomer Will Gater explores how the planets came to be and how they were transformed from points of light to familiar worlds – worlds we’ve now examined up-close with robotic rovers and orbiting spacecraft.
February
Identifying Meteorite Impact Sites
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Fri Feb 8, 2019
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non members
Talk by Mike Shearer
February
Bob Marriott: "William Dawes and William Rutter Dawes"
Torbay Astronomical Society
Room BE1, Business and Enterprise Suite, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL
Thu Feb 21, 2019
Time: 19:30
Price: Free to members. Non-members: £3 for adults and £1 for under 18s
A lecture by Bob Marriott, former Curator of Instruments at the British Astronomical Association. We will also look at what can be seen in the night sky in the month ahead.

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