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Non-ASE events in winter 2014/2015

These are events without ASE involvement, but should be of interest to ASE members and others interested in astronomy. Please check independently about cancellation, admission fees, booking requirements etc.

Also check our links page that lists other organisations, many of which will offer their own full programme details on the web. The Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre have an extensive programme of public events - too many events for us to list here and keep track of.

Sep 26th
21:30 - 23:00, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Dr James Sylvester
Observatories around the world
Lecture, telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £12 / £8.
Sep 27th
21:30 - 23:00, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Dr James Sylvester
Magnetism in space
Lecture, telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £12 / £8.
Oct 11th
10:00 - 17:00, Premier Inn, 187 George St, Glasgow, G1 1YU
BAA Back to Basics Workshop
The British Astronomical Association has designed a programme of talks and practical sessions - hosted by the Astronomical Society of Glasgow - to help you learn basic techniques and develop your interest to its full potential. Experienced people will be on hand to answer your questions.
The meeting is free, but if you would like refreshments (tea or coffee) and the buffet lunch the cost is £8. Space is limited, all attendees must pre-book; follow the hyperlink to find the booking form.
Oct 25th
17:30 - 21:00ish, Clan Donald Centre, Skye
Dark Skye Party
Stargazing, planetarium, presentations by Prof John Brown, Sue Daly, Steve Owens, demonstrations, quizzes.
£12.50 including refreshments; book online.
Oct 27th - Dec 3rd
Photo Space Gallery, Rothes Hall, Glenrothes
Scotland's Sky at Night
Photographic exhibition by by Brian Knight.
Admission free.
Nov 8th
20:00, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Remembrance Weekend Event
Including a talk "A tour of the Solar System" by David Warrington
Talk, telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £5.
Nov 17th
22:30, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Leonids Meteor Shower
Telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £10 / £6.
Nov 18th
22:30, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Leonids Meteor Shower
Telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £10 / £6.
Nov 22nd
20:00, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Dr Giles Hammond
The International Year of Light
Lecture, telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £10 / £6.
Nov 27th
18:00, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Prof Sanjeev Gupta, Imperial College London
Further adventures of the Curiosity Rover in Gale Crater, Mars
Concludes the SUPA Cormack Astronomy Meeting.
Free, book online.
Dec 12th
20:00, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Prof Martin Hendry
Exploring the dark side of the universe
Lecture, telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £12 / £8.
Mar 6th
18:00 - 19:00, Equality and Diversity, University of Edinburgh,
Michael Swann Lecture Theatre, Max Born Crescent, King's Buildings, EH9 3BF
Prof Anneila I. Sargent, California Institute of Technology
Make it happen - Women into science
International Women's Day Lecture.
Born and raised in Fife, and a University of Edinburgh alumna, Prof Sargent is an astronomer and advisor to the White House and US Congress. The event is free but ticketed, book online. Doors open at 17:30.
Mar 7th
18:00, University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building
Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Jocelyn Bell Burnell is the first female president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; as a graduate student in radio astronomy she discovered pulsars. Jocelyn will talk about her career and look at the role of women in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics here in Scotland.
The event is free but ticketed, book online.
Mar 19th
13:30 - 15:30, University of Stirling, Court Room
Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Prof Christine Maggs, Prof Cathy Craig
A celebration of International Women's Day
Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a radio astronomer, Christine Maggs a botanist, Cathy Craig a specialist in psychology. Further information at http://www.stir.ac.uk/events. Places are limited, contact < suzie.huggins @ stir.ac.uk > to reserve places.
Mar 20th
09:00 - 10:00, BBC Two
Stargazing Live: Eclipse Live
Apr 4th - Apr 19th
Edinburgh International Science Festival
with many events about astronomy, geology, etc.
Apr 25th
10:30 and 14:00, Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Dr Bruce Vickery and City of Edinburgh
Astronomy on Calton Hill - Walking tour
Join Dr Bruce Vickery on a walking tour of Calton Hill. Discover more about the site's importance in the history of astronomy, as well as some of the leading figures from the past associated with it.
The tours are free and will last approximately one hour. They will start and finish at the Nelson Monument. In the event of bad weather, the talk will be delivered from inside the Nelson Monument.
Apr 26th
14:00, Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Dr Bruce Vickery and City of Edinburgh
Astronomy on Calton Hill - Walking tour
Join Dr Bruce Vickery on a walking tour of Calton Hill. Discover more about the site's importance in the history of astronomy, as well as some of the leading figures from the past associated with it.
The tours are free and will last approximately one hour. They will start and finish at the Nelson Monument. In the event of bad weather, the talk will be delivered from inside the Nelson Monument.
Apr 29th
10:30 and 14:00, Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Dr Bruce Vickery and City of Edinburgh
Astronomy on Calton Hill - Walking tour
Join Dr Bruce Vickery on a walking tour of Calton Hill. Discover more about the site's importance in the history of astronomy, as well as some of the leading figures from the past associated with it.
The tours are free and will last approximately one hour. They will start and finish at the Nelson Monument. In the event of bad weather, the talk will be delivered from inside the Nelson Monument.