Winter 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).

2004 October 1st Dave Edwards - Open University
  Open University introductory Astronomy courses
November 5th Demonstration of some astronomy software and a video
December 3rd Graham Rule - ASE Secretary
  "History of the Calton Hill Observatories"
  And Pre-Xmas Social
2005 January 7th Charlie Gleed - ASE Treasurer
  Telescope Workshop
February 4th Des Loughney - ASE President
  "Mars Revisited - An illustrated review of the work of the Mars Rovers and Mars Express over the last year."
  21st Prof John Zarnecki - Open University
  "Huygens - A first look at Titan"
  The President of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts has invited members of the ASE to this meeting which will take place at Our Dynamic Earth at 7pm. Please see the RSSA website for further details
March 4th As the previously announced speaker was unable to be in Edinburgh for this evening presentations were given by Des Loughney, Horst Meyerdierks, and Alan Pickup
  18th Open Evening
The Observatory will be open to the public between 8pm and 10pm (possibly later if the weather is good).
  25th Annual General Meeting
Due to unavoidable delays in circulating the Annual Report and Accounts the AGM has been postponed to the last Friday on March. Members are invited to attend a meeting of the Council which will follow the AGM.

(It has been pointed out that this is Good Friday and that some members will be unable to attend because of other commitments. We apologise for this unavoidable clash but it was necessary to hold the AGM as near to the end of March as possible.)