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.
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, email@example.com 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”
|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