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Historical Section Meeting - Saturday May 21st 2016

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Historical Section Meeting - Saturday May 21st 2016

The next meeting of the BAA Historical Section is in Liverpool on May 21st, with a theme of "Observational Astronomy through the Ages"

Date:    Saturday May 21st 2016
Time:    10:00 - 17:00  (doors open at 09:30)
Venue:   The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT
Cost:    5 pounds for BAA members, 10 pounds for non-members

You can book in advance or pay at the door; advance booking is preferred.
Please use the form at www.britastro.org/historical2016 or book through the BAA shop.

Timetable:

09:30  Doors open

09:30 – 10:00 Refreshments

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction and Welcome

10:10 – 11:05 Gerard Gilligan
                ‘West Kirby to the Moon - the history of Liverpool Astronomical Society'

11:55 – 12:00 Kevin Kilburn
                ‘The Bridestones Legacy’

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
(lunch is not included in the price but there are lots of cafes and pubs nearby)

13:30 – 13:35 Welcome Back

13:35 - 14:30 Christopher Taylor
                ‘William Herschel and the Expansion of the Universe’

14:30 - 15:25 Bob Marriott
  'Some Lancashire Emigrants'

15:25 – 15:50 Refreshments

15:50 – 16:50 Prof. Bill Leatherbarrow
                ‘Patrick Moore and our Volcanic Moon’

16:50 - 17:00 Concluding Remarks

17:00  The Quaker Meeting House Closes

There is no parking at the Quaker Meeting House, but plenty of car parks nearby. Liverpool Lime Street Station is ten minutes walk away.

More details on our web site - www.britastro.org/history

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Historical Section Director: Mike Frost        
Deputy Director: Lee Macdonald