AAS Event Calendar

Film Night - June - Rise of the Rockets
Monday 24 Jun, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Alastair Emerson

Junes film is a documentary explores the latest rocket technologies and the growing role private citizens may have in space.
Rockets are becoming cheaper and more powerful than ever before thanks to stunning new technologies.As companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic make space more accessible, and NASA returns to crewed spaceflight, a new era of space exploration seems to be on the horizon. But will this seeming rocket Renaissance become more than just hype? This 2019 film examines these questions.

The main film is 55 minutes long and will be followed by the April 2019 Sky at Night show called "Marsquake" 29 minutes long.



Introduction to Astronomy - 1 July 2019
Monday 01 Jul, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Dr Bernie Brenner

The pseudoscience of astrology, where the motions of celestial bodies influence events and human affairs, has played a significant role in many cultures for thousands of years. Tonight Dr Bernie Brenner presents a fascinating discussion outlining the principles and history of astrology and finally debunking this long-held tradition.

This topic promises to create a most stimulating session!





Monthly Meeting - Jul
Monday 08 Jul, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

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Practical Astronomy - Jul
Monday 15 Jul, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

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Astrophotography Group - Jul
Monday 15 Jul, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

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Introduction to Astronomy - Aug
Monday 22 Jul, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

Please note this change in date - to Monday 22  July, in order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing!

The Apollo Moon Missions: A review to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11

400,000 of Americas top scientists, engineers, technicians and test pilots worked tirelessly for ten years to accomplish arguably humanitys greatest and most iconic achievement - landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the highly publicised Apollo 11 landing, tonights discussion will include the essential projects and missions that preceded and allowed Apollo 11 to be successful.  Then hear about the following five successful Moon landings, that with each mission became more technically and scientifically advanced, plus the science that was carried out by the astronauts.


Monday 5 August will now be a Film Night.



Film Night - July - Black Hole Apocalypse
Monday 05 Aug, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Jerina McKenzie

Note change of date - (Swapped with Introduction to Astronomy) Now on 5th August


Julys film is a 2018 one hour 50 minute special, astrophysicist and author Janna Levin takes viewers on a journey to the frontiers of black hole science. It includes interviews and commentary with leading astronomers and physicists on the verge of finding new answers to provocative questions Black Holes: Where do they come from? What’s inside? What happens if you fall into one? And what can they tell us about the nature of space, time, and gravity?

It will be the only film shown in this Film Night.




Monthly Meeting - Aug
Monday 12 Aug, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

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Practical Astronomy - Aug
Monday 19 Aug, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

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Astrophotography Group - Aug
Monday 19 Aug, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

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Film Night - Aug
Monday 26 Aug, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

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Introduction to Astronomy - Sep
Monday 02 Sep, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

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Monthly Meeting - Sep
Monday 09 Sep, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

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Practical Astronomy - Sep
Monday 16 Sep, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

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Astrophotography Group - Sep
Monday 16 Sep, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

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Film Night - Sep
Monday 23 Sep, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

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Introduction to Astronomy - Oct
Monday 07 Oct, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

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Monthly Meeting - Oct
Monday 14 Oct, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

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Astrophotography Group - Oct
Monday 21 Oct, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

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Practical Astronomy - Oct
Monday 21 Oct, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

TBA



Film Night - October: Light Pollution - The Disappearing Darkness
Monday 28 Oct, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This months film is a documentary entitled "Light Pollution - The Disappearing Darkness" which tells about how growing light pollution around the world is affecting astronomy and our views of the night sky. It also covers some of the solutions for this problem.



Introduction to Astronomy - Nov
Monday 04 Nov, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

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Monthly Meeting - Nov
Monday 11 Nov, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

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Astrophotography Group - Nov
Monday 18 Nov, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

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Practical Astronomy - Nov
Monday 18 Nov, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

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Film Night - November: Quantum Riddle - Quantum Entanglement
Monday 25 Nov, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Gavin Logan

This months film is a 2019 Documentary on Quantum Entanglement.
Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance,” but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from computers to cryptography. Physicists have gradually become convinced that the phenomenon—two subatomic particles that mirror changes in each other instantaneously over any distance—is real. But a few doubts remain. This documentary follows a ground-breaking experiment in the Canary Islands to use quasars at opposite ends of the universe to once and for all settle remaining questions. 

This Film is 1 hour 10 minutes long and will be the only film shown at this Film Night.



Introduction to Astronomy - Dec
Monday 02 Dec, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Chris Benton

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Monthly Meeting - Dec
Monday 09 Dec, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: TBA

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Practical Astronomy - Dec
Monday 16 Dec, 2019 at 20:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Carolle Varughese

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Astrophotography Group - Dec
Monday 16 Dec, 2019 at 19:00Hrs
Venue: Stardome Observatory
Speaker/Host: Shaun Fletcher

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