Winter 1999-2000 Programme of Meetings

City Observatory, Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA

The old Observatory House and the Playfair Building are due to have considerable building work done on them during this session 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). The Observatory is open to members and interested members of the public most other Friday evenings.

1999 October 1st Neil Bone BSc - British Astronomical Association
  "The Leonids - A coming storm?"
November 5th Ron Livesey CEng FICE FRAS - ASE & BAA
  "It all lies in the soil"
December 3rd Gerry Taylor BSc - ASE
  "Star Names"
2000 January 7th Graham Rule BA FRAS - Secretary, ASE
"Thomas David Anderson - Watcher of the Skies"
February 4th Dr Omar Almaini - University of Edinburgh
  The Universe Through X-ray Eyes
[ Dr Almaini has kindly stepped in at the last minute as Prof Lawrence, who was to have spoken at this meeting, is unable to attend. Prof Lawrence's talk will be re-scheduled for later in the year. ]
March 3rd Annual General Meeting
Alan Ellis BSc FRAS - President, ASE
Jupiter - the Liquid Giant (Presidential Address)