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The Venus Tablets of Ammisaduqa – a solution


We have a conjunction of archaeology and astronomy as Dr Bruce Vickery describes a solution to the Venus Tablets of Ammisaduqa. An interesting link between today’s highly scientific world and that of the Babylonians over 3,500 years ago.

How to Get Started in Night Photography


Talk by Mike Shaw. We will also have the Sky in October. This Night Photography 101 presentation will give you everything you need to know to photograph the night sky [...]


Imaging & Observing Group meeting


For ASE members only We will have experienced amateur astronomer Martin Lewis with us for this meeting, showing us how he produces his amazing images of the planets. You can [...]

ASTEROIDS: How Love, Fear, and Greed will Determine our Future in Space


The biggest industry that could come into being in space is the mining of the asteroids. Enabling this to happen will lead to a new flourishing of astronomy and planetary science (love), will protect Earth from dinosaur-killer asteroids (fear), and will lead to a time of material abundance (greed). I will discuss how this all may come about.

The Accretion and Inner Disk of Pre-Main-Sequence Stars

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

An insight into some real astronomical research from a professional astronomer. Talk by Dr Justyn Campbell-White from the University of Dundee. Low- and intermediate-mass stars acquire most of their mass [...]

Finding Space Rocks / Sky in December

Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

‘Finding Space Rocks’ offers insight and knowledge to help identify and find Meteorites. The presenter also describes his meteorite hunting adventures with photos and videos and there is a competition for one viewer to win a meteorite.

Thomas Cooke: Telescope Maker to the Empire


Talk by Martin Lunn MBE FRAS, former Curator of Astronomy, Yorkshire Museum, York (The Rambling Astronomer) Born into a poor family, this is a rags to riches story about a [...]