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BAA Special General Meeting, Ordinary Meeting & George Alcock Memorial Lecture

Venue: The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DU (click to see map)
Wednesday, 2019, May 29 - 17:30 to 20:00

Doors will open at 17:00 with refreshments in the lobby. The meeting will start at 17:30 in the lecture theatre and will be finished by 20:00.


17:30  Special General Meeting – BAA President Mr Callum Potter

17:40 Ordinary Meeting – BAA President Mr Callum Potter

17:50 Nick James – The George Alcock Memorial Lecture - "A not so brief history of comet photography".

18:40 Dr John Simpson “Solar activity and old dictionaries” 

19:30  David Arditti: Sky Notes

20:00  Close

The RAS library will not be open before the meeting as 29th May is the 100th anniversary of the 1919 solar eclipse. The RAS will be marking this by hosting a series of group visits in the Library where there will be a display on the eclipse and actors playing the roles of Eddington and Einstein. BAA members are welcome to sign up for a free ticket to one of the group visits at The group visits will be at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm, and the event is also happening on 31 May.

Organiser of BAA meeting:  Mrs Hazel Collett