Summer 1999 Programme of Meetings

The old Observatory House and the Playfair Building are due to have considerable building work done on them in 1999 so we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet at, or open, the Observatory as usual. Please check the Society's web page at or contact one of the Society's Officers to confirm the arrangements.

Ordinary meetings take place at 8pm (Civil Time) in the City Dome of the City Observatory (usually on the first Friday of the month). We open the Observatory to Society members and interested members of the public most other Friday evenings.

City Observatory, Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA
April 9th Bill Ward BSc(Hons)
Radio Telescopes
(Not first Friday to avoid Easter weekend)
May 7th Alan Pickup
To be announced
June 4th Dr Dave Gavine FRAS FRMetS
Astronomy in Scotland in the 19th Century
July 2nd Quiz night
A light-hearted but informative event
with Cheese & Wine
Please note: This meeting will NOT be held at the Observatory.
Members have been sent a letter about the planned trip to the Earliburn observing site. Others who would like to join us should contact the Secretary for details.
August 6th Members' Night
Short presentations by members of the Society
September 3rd Storm Dunlop FRAS FRMetS
Peculiar and Interesting Stars
  10th - 12th Scottish Astronomy Weekend in Dundee
Further details about the weekend may be obtained from Dave Gavine (Phone: 0131  657 2338)