During Sept 2-4 2019 there are a series of events to celebrate the life and work of Charles Piazzi Smyth, and his talented partner in life and science, Jessica. All the events are open to the public.
Ten members of the society hosted our exhibition during the Airshow at East Fortune on the 27th July. We had quite a lot of interest and many people came to visit us.
The Perseids, one of the best meteor showers of the year, unfortunately coincides with an almost full Moon in 2019 when the shower reaches its peak on the night of August 12-13.
Our honorary president, Professor Andrew Lawrence gave a very engaging talk on Wandering Astronomers: the past, present, and future of mountaintop astronomy, celebrating the work of Charles Piazzi Smyth.
Along with our AGM, Professor Philip Best of the ROE gave a really interesting talk about Deep Radio Sky Surveys with the LOFAR array. Who knew radio telescopes might be supplied flat-packed by a well-know Swedish furniture company.