At the meeting this Saturday 9th March, Gary Poyner will be speaking to us about Variable Stars, what they are and why they vary.
This is a fascinating subject and one that amateurs can easily get involved with. So after the tea break, Ian Davies and Ian Sibley are going to present some ideas for a variable star project that we can all get stuck in to.
At our November meeting John Yates will be talking about the "Cyclic Model" of cosmology. This is an alternative cosmology to the commonly assumed "Inflationary Model", but does provide an interesting alternative to conventional wisdom.
We will have a some telescopes along should it be clear after the break, and if any members have pictures they would like to show please bring them along.
We held a Deep Sky Imaging Workshop on November 3rd - magnificently led by Rik McRae. This was a 'soup-to-nuts' session on equipment, software, image capture and image processing. The only thing lacking was time! Though by the end of the day, brain overload was starting to be a problem.
At the monthly meeting this Saturday, Dr Helen Heath, from Bristol University will be talking to us about Cosmic Rays. These are not some metaphysical health remedy, but extremely energetic particles from the depths of space, so it will certainly be a meeting not to be missed.
The forecast for Saturday evening is a bit uncertain at the moment, but telescopes will be available just in case.