Summer 1996 Programme of Meetings

City Observatory, Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA
Meetings are held on Fridays, within the City Observatory, at 8pm (BST)
(unless otherwise stated)

March 30th Open Day

A Saturday afternoon and evening of astronomical events.
From 2pm we will have an exhibition of posters and photographs, a series of short talks on astronomical topics and, weather permitting, some observing. We hope to see the Sun, the Moon, Venus, and Comet Hyakutake. (Things will probably end at around 5pm if the weather is not suitable for observing - if it's clear then we will be there till quite a bit later.)

April 12th

Pam Spence
Federation of Astronomical Societies
Recipe for a Solar System

May 3rd

Dr Dave Gavine
James Nasmyth

June 7th

Quiz night
followed by Cheese and Wine

July 5th

Dr George Grant
Amateur Telescope Making Experiences

August 2nd

Members' Night
Short presentations by members of the Society

September 6th

Jim Nisbet
To be announced

Observatory Opening Times

Following each Lecture meeting (usually on the first Friday of each month) tea and biscuits are served in the Playfair Building and the Telescopes and Library are available for use.

The Society's Council meets regularly (usually on the last Friday of the month) and the Telescopes and Library are available for use following this. Barring extremely urgent business, Council Meetings will finish by 21:00.

On other Fridays, the Observatory will be open from 20:00 until about 22:00. Members may wish to make use of the Library on these nights or just come up for a chat about astronomy with the duty Council Member. When the weather is favourable we hope to have as many members and friends as possible come to make use of the telescopes.