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Meetings and events in winter 2017/2018

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/.

Sep 8th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Prof Martin McCoustra, Heriot-Watt University
Stars 'r' Us!
Stars 'r' Us! is a story that takes us from stars through the chemistry that occurs in the interstellar medium, dense objects and proto-stellar disks to planets and provides the fundamental chemical input to the origins of life. The presentation will describe how we look at our Universe from the molecular view and the complementary information that we get from laboratory physics and chemistry towards understanding the chemically controlled cosmos.
Sep 13th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only
Sep 23rd
ROE Open Days
10:00 - 17:00, ROE/ASE, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill
ROE Open Days
ASE will be helping out, in particular (and weather permitting) with telescopes to look at the Sun.
Sep 24th
10:00 - 17:00, ROE/ASE, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill
ROE Open Days
ASE will be helping out, in particular (and weather permitting) with telescopes to look at the Sun.
Oct 6th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Dr Peredur Williams, Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Ralph Copeland, the first Astronomer Royal on Blackford Hill
The third Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Ralph Copeland lived a full and varied life before establishing the new Royal Observatory in Edinburgh on Blackford Hill in 1896. This talk spans several continents as it follows the hugely interesting career of a 19th century astronomer whose work deserves to be better known.
Oct 11th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only
Nov 3rd
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
Members' Night / Telescope surgery (tbc)
Nov 8th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only
Nov 18th/19th
10:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 20:00, ASE / ROE / National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield
Astronomy Weekend at the Museum of Flight
Join us for a weekend of space-themed talks and activities at the Museum of Flight in East Fortune. During the day (10:00 - 16:00), admission is included in the normal museum admission fee. Activities include telescope displays, planetarium show, indoor virtual reality night sky display, solar observing (weather permitting). For the evening stargazing session (17:00 - 20:00), admission is free, but booking is required and numbers are limited. Call the Museum on 0131-247.4238 to book.
Dec 1st
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
speaker tbc
title tbc
Dec 6th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only
Jan 5th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
speaker tbc
title tbc
Jan 10th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only
Feb 2nd
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
speaker tbc
title tbc
Feb 7th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only
Mar 2nd
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
speaker tbc
title tbc
Mar 7th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only
Apr 6th
20:00, ASE, Church Centre, AUC
speaker tbc
title tbc
Apr 11th
19:30, ASE, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Members only

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