Meetings and events in summer 2010

Any changes to our meeting arrangements will be put on our website http://www.astronomyedinburgh.org/. 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.