Summer 2004 Programme of Meetings

Ordinary meetings take place at 8pm (Civil Time) in the City Dome of the City Observatory, Calton Hill (usually on the first Friday of the month). On other Fridays we are often there between 8pm and 10pm if the skies are clear. Please check by phone before coming up the hill.

Any changes to our meeting arrangements will be put on our website and on the answering machine at the observatory (556 4365).

Date Event
April 2nd Open Forum about the Society
  Following on from the points raised at the AGM about the Society's finances and our use of the Observatory this meeting will be an opportunity for Members to discuss the future of the Society with the Council. Some discussion papers will be sent out to members in advance.

This meeting is primarily for members of the society although visitors will not be turned away.
May 7th Prof Jim Dunlop - Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
  "Black Holes & Galaxy Formation"
June 4th Dr Wayne Orchiston - Anglo-Australian Observatory and Australia Telescope National Facility, Sydney
  "From Tahiti to Tasmania: Transits of Venus and the Quest for the Astronomical Unit"
July 2nd Social Evening    
  Cheese & Wine or Barbecue & Beer - let us know which you prefer
August 6th Members' Night    
  Short presentations by members of the Society
September 3rd Dan Hillier - Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
  "The South East Earth & Space Project - Helping Teachers with Astronomy"

The Astrophotography & Imaging Group and the Messier Group meet monthly during winter months only.