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Deep Sky Section Annual Meeting, Rugby

Venue: Church Lawford Village Hall, CV23 9EE (click to see map)
Date:
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, deepsky@britastro.org 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

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