Meetings and events in summer 2010

Any changes to our meeting arrangements will be put on our website The list below may include events not held by the Society, but of interest to members or to those interested in astronomy.

Apr 2nd
NB: No meeting in April due to Good Friday.
Apr 3rd - 17th
Edinburgh International Science Festival
with many events about astronomy, geology, etc.
Apr 21st
19:30, Juniper Green Village Hall
Imaging Group
Apr 27th
17:30, Room LT175, Old College, South Bridge
Dr Adam Mosley, Swansea University
Mapping renaissance astronomy: People, places, problems
Crawford Lecture, held by the Crawford Project (see poster, 2.7 MByte PDF)
May 7th
20:00, Church Centre, AUC
Dr Ross McLure, Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Searching for the highest redshift galaxies in the universe
Jun 4th
20:00, Church Centre, AUC
Dr Alistair Glasse, Royal Observatory Edinburgh
The JWST - Replacing the Hubble Space Telescope
Jul 2nd
20:00, Church Centre, AUC
Dr Christiane Helling, University of St Andrews
Making extraterrestrial jewellery
Jul 22nd
20:00, Filmhouse cinema, 88 Lothian Road
Prof Malcolm Longair, former Astronomer Royal for Scotland
Dark matter
Science talk, followed by the 2009 movie Star Trek.
Aug 6th
NB: No meeting in August due to the Fringe Festival.
Aug 7th
11:30, Kellie Castle, near Pittenweem, Fife
Members' excursion
Sep 10th
20:00, Church Centre, AUC
Dr Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow
Gravitational wave astronomy: Opening a new window on the universe
NB: This is the second Friday of the month.
Sep 25th
11:00 - 16:00, City Observatory, Calton Hill
Doors Open Day
We will be helping with the Doors Open Day at the historic astronomical observatory on Calton Hill.