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Meetings and events in summer 2013

Any changes to our meeting arrangements will be put on our website http://www.astronomyedinburgh.org/. The list below may include events not held by the Society, but of interest to members or to those interested in astronomy. For those events please check independently about cancellation, admission fees, booking, etc.

Also see the ASE-only page with only our own events and with a little more detail about them. For ASE venue details, including maps, see the meetings index page.

Mar 23rd - Apr 7th
Edinburgh International Science Festival
with many events about astronomy, geology, etc.
Apr 4th
17:30 - 19:00, Edinburgh Student Union Debating Hall, Teviot Row
Jon Chase, Mark Brake, Dr Lewis Dartnell, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock
They came from outer space
£8/£6, Science Festival.
Apr 4th
20:00 - 21:30, Edinburgh Student Union Debating Hall, Teviot Row
Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Prof Andy Lawrence
Astronomy's bright future
£8/£6, Science Festival.
Prof Lawrence is an Honorary President of ASE.
Apr 5th
17:30 - 19:00, National Museum of Scotland, Science Festival
Dr Jeremy Curtis, Dr Kevin Fong, Dr George Pantalos
Fit for orbit?
£8/£6, Science Festival.
Apr 5th
20:00 - 21:30, National Museum of Scotland, Science Festival
Bas Lansdorp, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock
One-way ticket to Mars
£8/£6, Science Festival.
Apr 5th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Prof Alan Heavens, Imperial College London
Dark energy, extra dimensions and cosmology
Apr 6th
10:00 - 17:00, National Museum of Scotland, Science Festival
The secret of the shooting star
£5 individual / £15 team of up to five, Science Festival.
Apr 17th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
May 3rd
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Dr Suzanne Ramsay, European Southern Observatory
A star is born
May 7th
17:30, Crawford Project, Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School
Prof Sven Dupré, Freie Universität Berlin, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Galileo, the telescope and the renaissance culture of glass
Annual Crawford Lecture. Free, booking required (online).
May 15th
20:00, ASE, Roseburn
In-town observing meeting
Members only
Jun 3rd - LAST MINUTE ADDITION
17:00, University of Strathclyde,
A Tribute to Professor Archie Roy
Dr Alec MacKinnon & Dr David Clarke, University of Glasgow
Archie's extra-mural work: 60 years of looking beyond the wall
Professor Archie Roy's place in the Glasgow ouroboros
Details and RSVP address
Jun 7th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Annual General Meeting
Members only
Followed by a presentation on
Astrophotography with consumer cameras
Jun 15th
SPA, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill
SPA Scottish Regional Meeting
All-day meeting organised by the Society for Popular Astronomy.
Speakers to include Dr Duncan Forgan, Dr John Davies, Dr Michele Cirasuolo, Dr Andy Longmore and Dr Alistair Glasse as well as SPA President Prof. Derek Ward-Thompson.
In this 60th anniversary year the SPA are holding special meetings around the UK; they hope to meet as many members and friends as possible at these events. Admission is by free ticket only, available both to members and non-members of the SPA. To attend, download the PDF flier about the meeting from the SPA meetings page and respond by post or email.
The ASE hopes to set up an information stall and a solar telescope during the breaks, but still need two or three volunteers from the ASE membership; contact the Secretary.
Jul 5th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Dr Horst Meyerdierks, AS Edinburgh
A slide down memory lane
Aug 12th
21:00, ASE, Duddingston
Perseid meteor observing session
Members only
Sep 6th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Dr Michele Cirasuolo, Royal Observatory Edinburgh
An infrared multi-object spectrograph for European astronomy
Sep 11th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only
Sep 28th
10:00 - 17:00, ROE/ASE, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill
Doors Open Day
ASE will be helping out, in particular (and weather permitting) with telescopes to look at the Sun and perhaps Venus.
Sep 29th
10:00 - 17:00, ROE/ASE, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill
Doors Open Day
ASE will be helping out, in particular (and weather permitting) with telescopes to look at the Sun and perhaps Venus.