Dr Samantha Lawler gave a detailed and fascinating technical explanation of what astronomers understand about the bodies in our outer Solar System, discussing theories for their formation. Alan Pickup then gave a wonderful Sky in May presentation which was, as always, full of topical gems of knowledge.
Dr Bruce Vickery's talk was a fascinating in-depth analysis of the origin and importance of a famous cuneiform tablet describing astronomical observations of Venus. We also had two Scope Talks from Pat Devine and Hugh Somerville.
Yuji Nakamura (Kameyama, Mie, Japan) has reported the discovery of a possible nova, PNV J23244760+6111140, on March 18.4236. It is relatively bright at mag. 8 and may brighten more so worth a look. Here's a finder chart prepared by Alan [...]