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Deep Sky Section Annual Meeting, Rugby

Venue: Church Lawford Village Hall, CV23 9EE (click to see map)
Saturday, 2016, February 27 (All day)

This year the Deep Sky Section annual meeting is hosted by Rugby and District Astronomical Society (RADAS) and will be held at their regular meeting venue – Church Lawford Village Hall, Church Lawford, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9EE.

Dr. Amelie Saintonge

The event takes place on 27th February, and doors will open at 9:30 with the meeting kicking off at 10:00. The day is expected to close by 17:30.

Entrance will be £5 for BAA members and members of RADAS, and £10 for non-members – pay at the door. This includes refreshments through the day, and a buffet lunch.

Please register if you do plan to attend, by emailing the section director, Callum Potter, and also express any dietary requirements (and we will try to cater appropriately).

The keynote “professional” speaker is Dr. Amelie Saintonge from UCL, who will give a talk entitled “Feeding, fireworks and feedback: the formation and evolution of galaxies”

Provisional Programme

10:00 – 10:20  Review of the year – Callum Potter
10:20 – 11:10 Andrew Robertson – Observing with a 24” Dobsonian telescope
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee
11:30 – 12:20 Owen Brazell –Tools to find Planetary Nebulae
12:20 – 13:00 Andrew Luck – Automating a home observatory
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 
14:00  The obligatory group photo
14:10 – 14:50 Cameron Watson – Starting out in astro-imaging
14:50 – 15:40 Jeremy Shears - Galaxies in the desert: Harold Knox-Shaw & the Reynolds telescope
15:40 – 16:00 Tea
16:00 – 17:00 Dr. Amelie Saintonge (UCL) – Feeding, fireworks and feedback: the formation and evolution of galaxies
17:00 – 17:15 Final remarks

Stands: Webb Deep Sky Society, BAA Sales