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Meetings and events in summer 2015

The main series of meetings held by the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh are its Ordinary Meetings, which feature a main talk by a guest speaker on a topic of general interest. The main talk is often preceded by short presentations by members and by a preview of the month's night sky. Ordinary Meetings are held monthly – except June and August – on the first or second Friday of the month. Non-members are welcome to these meetings, which take place at the Augustine Church Centre. Admission is free, for members and non-members.

Other regular meetings – Imaging Group, in-town or out-of-town observing – tend to be for members only. Occasionally, we also run, participate in, or sponsor events for the public. The annual programme is split in two semesters; the winter semester starts on September 1st, the summer semester starts on May 1st. Any changes to our meeting arrangements will be placed on our website http://www.astronomyedinburgh.org/.

May 1st
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Angus Self, British and Irish Meteorite Society
Meteorites
A member of ASE, Mr Self is a collector of meteorites. He does on occasion speak on the subject to schools, clubs etc., and usually brings a few examples from his collection.
Jun 5th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Annual General Meeting
Members only
Followed by a presentation by Dr David Gavine on Noctilucent Cloud
and a Presidential Address on The Great Debate.
Jul 3rd
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Des Loughney, British Astronomical Association, Variable Star Section
Rho Cassiopeiae – Superstar
A member of ASE, Mr Loughney is an active observer of eclipsing binary stars, and a pioneer of using digital SLR cameras for precision photometry.

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