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.
Over 100 people again and a very interesting talk from Dr Alexander Mackinnon on CTR Wilson and cosmic rays, describing how this branch of high-energy astrophysics can be traced back to the Scottish highlands.
A free new exhibition in the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill aims to establish Charles Piazzi Smyth's place in Edinburgh's history, part of a year-long series of events to celebrate his 200th anniversary.
Here's an interesting article from our newest member, Fedra Antoniadou, currently studying physics at the University of Edinburgh. Fedra talks about how there really is an appetite for astronomy in our children.