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September
UK Telescopes
UK Telescopes
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 8SE
Thu Sep 1, 2016 - Tue Dec 31, 2019
Time: 24/7
Price: Cambridgeshire
Online telescope store in UK. UK Telescopes,Evergreen Optics offering beginners to advanced telescopes, including Konus Telescopes, Meade and Sky Watcher. Uk telescope sales 07761 089879
October
Bach, the Universe and Everything
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Kings Place
Sun Oct 22, 2017 - Sun Mar 18, 2018
Time: Sundays at 11:30am
Price: £9.50-£16.50
‘Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.’ – Douglas Adams Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds. Bach wrote more than 200 cantatas, a sublime collection exploring everything from faith and hope to time and eternity. Enjoy a different cantata every month, put into context by an inspiring speaker exploring the physics and natural philosophy of Bach’s subject matter. With a little bit of communal singing and conversation afterwards, our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. Feel invigorated, energised and inspired for the week ahead – there is no better way to start a Sunday morning. SAVE 15% when you book 3+ Bach, the Universe and Everything concerts SAVE 25% when you book all 6 concerts Discounts automatically applied when 3+ or 6+ events have been added to your online basket. This offer is limited and subject to event availability. Saver Seats are excluded from the discount. In partnership with The Institute of Physic
December
The Large Star Clusters and Smallest Galaxies
Macclesfield Astronomical Society
Goostrey Village Hall CW4 8PE
Tue Dec 19, 2017
Time: 20:00
Price: Free to members, donation from non members
Lecture
December
Attaining the ultimate resolution limits of large ground-based astronomical telescopes
The Astronomical Society of Glasgow
Room 6.41, Royal College Building, Strathclyde University
Thu Dec 21, 2017
Time: Lecture Begins 7:30pm
Price: Free
Lecture by Dr. Stewart McKechnie, Member of the ASG
January
Annual Quiz
West Didsbury Astronomical Society
William Hulme's Grammar School, Springfield Road, Manchester M16 8PR
Mon Jan 8, 2018
Time: 1900
Price: Members free, visitors welcome
Come and join us for our Annual Quiz - everybody welcome.
January
Telescpic Topics
Northamptonshire Natural History Society
Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton
Mon Jan 8, 2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: Free
Telescopic Topics. Visitors and guests welcome. A meeting comprising member contributions on various astronomy themes. Your chance to show the section observations you have made, equipment you are using or anything else that has interested you enough to share it with the section. If you have a special interest and would like to participate as a speaker please let the secretary know beforehand.
January
MAKE YOUR OWN TELESCOPE MIRRORS
AMATEUR TELESCOPE MAKERS OF LONDON
Holly Lodge Community Centre, N6 6HL
Wed Jan 10, 2018 - Wed Mar 21, 2018
Time: 20:00 - 21:30 fortnightly on Wednesdays
Price: £36 for six sessions
Many of us stare at the stars in wonder; some go further and buy themselves telescopes or binoculars to expand the view; others get the urge to make their own telescopes and Amateur Telescope Makers of London exists to fulfill that need. Imagine the thrill of stargazing through a telescope of your own making. we ares nationally unique and continues in our fiftieth year at Holly Lodge Community Centre. Affiliated to Hampstead Scientific Society, whose historic public observatory at the top of Hampstead is nearby, we have helped many aspiring astronomers to create their own instruments and to further their appreciation of the heaven’s marvels. Course members are provided with all the materials and professional guidance necessary to make a mirror for a telescope and help and advice on the construction of the telescope’s structure, how to set it up and how to use it. Previous experience is not necessary and only everyday DIY tools are used. This is a hands-on course you can join at any time. WE ARE ON FACEBOOK.
January
The Formation of Stars and their Planetary Systems by Dr Claire Davies (University of Exeter)
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411, Top Floor, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA
Fri Jan 12, 2018
Time: 7.30 - 9.30
Price: Visitors £2, free for members
January
What's up in the night sky (in images)
Breckland Astronomical Society
Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Watton Road, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk
Fri Jan 12, 2018
Time: 7:30pm start
Price: £2 adults £1 children (subject to minor changes)
Shaun is an enthusiastic deep sky photographer and has travelled widely to capture truly amazing scenes and close ups on astronomical objects.
January
Caroline Herschel, an Astronomical Trail Blazer by Sheila Evans; Wehner von Braun - Shooting for the Stars (well mostly), by Mike McCulloch (Plymouth University)
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411, Top Floor, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA
Fri Jan 12, 2018
Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm
Price: Visitors £2, free for members
January
METI – Messaging to Extraterrestrial Intelligencies
The Astronomical Society of Glasgow
Room 6.41, Royal College Building, Strathclyde University
Thu Jan 18, 2018
Time: Lecture Begins 7:30pm
Price: Free
The Tannahill Lecture Dr. Alan Penny, Honorary reader and visiting scientist in the Astronomy Group of the School of Physics and Astronomy. St Andrews University
January
Using nature to observe the Universe in X-rays
Northamptonshire Natural History Society
Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton
Mon Jan 29, 2018
Time: 7 30 pm
Price: Free
Prof. Paul O'Brien Leicester University. Nature has solved the problem of how to observe in different ways. Some living creatures use narrow fields of view, while others observe over a very large area. Astronomers also want to vary the way we look to suit the situation.
February
The Early Universe by Dr Sarah Bosman
Breckland Astronomical Society
Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Watton Road, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk
Fri Feb 9, 2018
Time: 7:30pm start
Price: £2 adults £1 children (subject to minor changes)
Dr Sarah Bosman is a researcher from Cambridge University's Institute of Astronomy who has now joined University College London. This lecture will be on Cosmology of the Early Universe.
February
Astrophotography Evening - Society Members
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411, Top Floor, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA
Fri Feb 9, 2018
Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm
Price: Visitors £2, free for members
February
Lecture on "Exploring the Universe with Exploding Stars"
West Didsbury Astronomical Society
William Hulme's Grammar School, Springfield Road, Manchester M16 8PR
Mon Feb 12, 2018
Time: 1900
Price: Members free, visitors welcome
Stacey Habergham from Liverpool John Moores University will talk about "Exploring the Universe with Exploding Stars."
February
Members' Night Talks
The Astronomical Society of Glasgow
Room 6.41, Royal College Building, Strathclyde University
Thu Feb 15, 2018
Time: Lecture Begins 7:30pm
Price: Free
Short Talks by Society Members
March
Bristol Telescope Surgery
The Bristol Astronomical Society
BPS, Unit 13, Montpelier Central, Station Road, Bristol, Montpelier, BS6 5EE
Fri Mar 9, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Price: £3, free for members and first-time visitors
Get friendly, impartial advice on buying, using, and getting the most from your telescope and binoculars at our regular hands-on event. Everyone welcome. Please book if bringing your own equipment due to space restrictions. We will have a good range of all types of amateur telescopes and equipment on display.
March
Spectroscopy
Breckland Astronomical Society
Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Watton Road, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk
Fri Mar 9, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm start
Price: £2 (£1 children) subject to minor changes
Member Chris Bailey is a prolific instrument builder and operator and has recorded some interesting spectra of astronomical origin.
March
Lecture on "The James Webb Telescope."
West Didsbury Astronomical Society
William Hulme's Grammar School, Springfield Road, Manchester M16 8PR
Mon Mar 12, 2018
Time: 1900
Price: Members free, visitors welcome
Gemma Reed from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, University of Manchester, will talk about the new James Webb Telescope and also do some demonstrations with an infra-red camera.
March
The Gaia Mission: unravelling the composition, formation and evolution of our galaxy
The Astronomical Society of Glasgow
Room 6.41, Royal College Building, Strathclyde University
Thu Mar 15, 2018
Time: Lecture Begins 7:30pm
Price: Free
Lecture by Dr. Nick Rowel, Researcher and developer with the Wide Field Astronomy Unit at the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh
March
Cosmology
The Bristol Astronomical Society
Bristol Photographic Society, Unit 13, Montpelier Central, Station Road, Bristol, Montpelier, BS6 5EE
Fri Mar 23, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Price: £3, free for members and first-time visitors
Erik's specialist subject is cosmology. All welcome to come and find out what we know and don't know about the wider universe.
April
Lecture on "One Small Step - The Story of Mankind's Greatest Adventure."
West Didsbury Astronomical Society
William Hulme's Grammar School, Springfield Road, Manchester M16 8PR
Mon Apr 9, 2018
Time: 1900
Price: Members free, visitors welcome
Andrew Green, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Director/Senior Lecturer of Stardome Astronomy and Astronautics, will talk about "One Small Step - the Story of Mankind's Greatest Adventure"
April
The Quest for Dark Matter by Dr. Luke Kreczko
The Bristol Astronomical Society
Bristol Photographic Society, Unit 13, Montpelier Central, Station Road, Bristol, Montpelier, BS6 5EE
Fri Apr 13, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Price: £3, free for members and first-time visitors
Dr. Kreczko will talk about his work at the LHC CMS experiment and the wider quest for Dark Matter. All welcome.
April
The Formation of Stars and their Planetary Systems, by Dr Claire Davies (Astrophysics Group, University of Exeter)
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411, Top Floor, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA
Fri Apr 13, 2018
Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm
Price: Visitors £2, free for members
April
Skylark: Britain’s First Space Rocket - and its pioneering astronomical observations by Robin Brand
The Bristol Astronomical Society
Bristol Photographic Society, Unit 13, Montpelier Central, Station Road, Bristol, Montpelier, BS6 5EE
Fri Apr 20, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Price: £3, free for members and first-time visitors
Robin Brand will talk about Skylark: Britain's first space rocket, and the pioneering astronomical observations it made.
May
Binocular Astronomy, by Stephen Tonkin
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411, Top Floor, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA
Fri May 11, 2018
Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm
Price: Visitors £2, free for members
May
Asteroid Exploration and Exploitation : from nanoprobes to asteroid engineering
The Astronomical Society of Glasgow
Room 6.41, Royal College Building, Strathclyde University
Thu May 17, 2018
Time: Lecture Begins 7:30pm
Price: Free
Lecture by Prof. Max Vasile, Professor of Space Systems Engineering, Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering, Strathclyde University. This lecture will be followed by the Society Annual General Meeting
May
HowTheLightGetsIn 2018
HowTheLightGetsIn
Newport St, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5BG
Fri May 25, 2018 - Sun Jun 3, 2018
Time: 19:00
Price: Prices vary
HowTheLightGetsIn is returning with more ideas, magic, music and wonder than ever before. Discover ground-breaking ideas, find the bands you've never heard of, contribute yourself and your thoughts, and help create a place where everyone's imagination can flourish. Presale tickets for 2018 have now sold out but Earlybird Tickets will be available from Autumn 2017, along with our launch programme. Sign up for the latest news and tickets alerts: https:hay.htlgi.iai.tv

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