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Non-ASE events in summer 2016

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.

Mar 25th - Aug 28th
10:00 - 17:00, National Museum of Scotland
Reflecting Telescopes
Display exploring Scotland's role in the development of the telescope.
Jun 25th - Jul 17th
11:00 - 18:00, Summerhall, EH9 1PL
Florian Schwarz
deep dark_pale blue
Florian Schwarz' deep dark _ pale blue-project accompanies a gigantic astronomical research-project to observatories around the globe - and to the people living under those majestic night skies. An audio-visual journey of discovery relating the exploration of the universe to questions about the conditio humana - people's lifeworlds, culture and environments in those regions on the Blue Planet.
The exhibition - combining photography, video, text-pieces and an iPad-installation - is brought to Summerhall in collaboration with St Andrews University and will be accompanied by a programme of astronomy-related events.
Jun 29th
21:00, The Cameo / ROE
Special screening of the BAFTA-winning science fiction movie, with post-film astro-chat by Martin Black, Alastair Bruce and William Taylor from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.
Jun 30th
19:30 - 21:30, ROE/SPIE, Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 150 Haymarket Terrace #The Exchange, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
Scotland's Impact on Astronomy: From James Gregory to Gravitational Waves
This year, Edinburgh is hosting one of the largest astronomy instrumentation and technology conferences in the world - SPIE. As part of this, the ROE have organised a session of two public talks with renowned Scottish astronomers Martin Hendry and Fred Watson. Tickets can be reserved via the Eventbrite page http://bit.ly/spie2016talks, which also gives full details about the event. The lectures are free to attend but booking is essential.
Prof Fred Watson, Australian Astronomical Observatory
James Gregory - Scotland's Isaac Newton?
Prof Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow
Listening to Einstein's universe - The hunt for gravitational waves
Aug 31st
19:00, Airdrie Astronomical Association, Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Airdrie
The last man on the Moon
Special screening of the movie with the film maker and director Mark Craig. Mark will introduce the film and after the film will take part in a Q&A. He will also sign copies of Gene Cernan's book The last man on the Moon that inspired the film. Books will be available to buy on the night.
The Hall has a 130-seat cinema, also a bar and tea room. Doors open 18:30, Mark will speak at 19:00 and the film will begin 19:15. Tickets are £10 and available online at https://culturenl.co.uk/the-last-man-on-the-moon/
Afterwards, the Airdrie Observatory across the road will be open for visitors. The event kicks off the Observatory's 120th anniversary celebrations.