Winter 1995 - 1996 Programme of Meetings

City Observatory, Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA

Meetings are held on Fridays, within the City Observatory, at 8pm (Civil Time)

October 6th

Professor John Brown, BSc PhD DSc FRSE FRAS, Astronomer Royal for Scotland
"SS433 The most bizarre star in the galaxy"

November 3rd

Professor Andrew Lawrence, BSc PhD FRAS, Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh
"The furthest corners of the kingdom"

December 1st

James D Rall, Astromomical Society of Glasgow
"Building and using an astronomical observatory"

January 12th

Dr R S Harwood, BSc PhD, University of Edinburgh Department of Meteorology
"Looking at the Stratosphere from Space"

February 2nd

Duncan Lunan
"Waverider"

March 1st Annual General Meeting

Graham Rule, BA FRAS FRSSA
Presidential Address on the History of the ASE

March 30th Open Day

A Saturday afternoon and evening of astronomical events.
Details to follow ...

Observatory Opening Times

Following each Lecture meeting (usually on the first Friday of each month) tea and biscuits are served in the Playfair Building and the Telescopes and Library are available for use.

The Society's Council meets regularly (usually on the last Friday of the month) and the Telescopes and Library are available for use following this. Barring extremely urgent business, Council Meetings will finish by 21:00.

On other Fridays, the Observatory will be open from 20:00 until about 22:00. Members may wish to make use of the Library on these nights or just come up for a chat about astronomy with the duty Council Member. When the weather is favourable we hope to have as many members and friends as possible come to make use of the telescopes.

Council meets on the following Fridays: Oct 27, Nov 24, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 29

The Observatory might not be open on the following Fridays, depending on the availablility of members able to open up: Dec 22, 29 and Jan 5. Please phone to make sure before coming up the hill.