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Come along and hear Dr David Darling's talk on The Search for Life Beyond Earth. Kabin, 7.45pm tonight.

Christmas Meal

Our 2019 Christmas Meal will be at Louis Brown’s, Dalgety Bay on Tuesaday 3rd December, at 7pm.

The total cost is £25.95 per person, of which a £10 deposit is needed.
This can be paid at the Kabin on Tue 22/10 or (at the latest) Tue 26/11.

The menu is here.

 

Autumn 2019

Our Autumn programme is:

Tue 24 September, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
One Small Step for a Man – Ken Kennedy

Tue 22 October, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
The Nearest Stars – Paul Holmes

Tue 26 November, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
Visiting Speaker – Prof Martin Hendry

Tue 10 December, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
Telescope Workshop & Observing

Have a great summer break!

As in previous years, we take some time off for summer holidays, and we don’t meet up in July* or August.

Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting on September 24th, and watch this space for full details of our programme for the autumn.

*Unfortunately, due to a printing error, Dalgety Bay Connect magazine has an entry saying that we’ll meet on July 23rd. Apologies for the mistake, but we’re actually not planning to meet that day at all.

Solar Day – Sunday 30th June – Cancelled

Due to a lack of sunspots, an excess of cloud, and a small possibility of lightning, this event is unfortunately cancelled.
Have a great summer, and see you in September.

 

On Sunday 30th June between 11.30am – 4pm the club is going to host a solar day.

For those who are bringing their own telescopes, set-up is from 11am onwards.

We will have suitably filtered scopes at the back of the Kabin so we can view the sun.
Anyone is welcome (not just club members) but children must be supervised by an adult.
Admission is free.

May 2019

Our May Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 28th, at 7.45pm.

We will be asking Is the Sun Dying?, with our guest speaker (and BAA Solar Section Director) Lynn Smith.

Other highlights include:

  • Book draw – win a copy of Mars – Owners’ Workshop Manual
  • Bring and Buy
  • Observing if clear

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

April 2019

Our April Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 23rd, at 7.45pm.

We will be hearing about Citizen Science, with our guest speaker Alexander Scholz from St Andrews Observatory.

Other highlights include:

  • Book draw
  • Bring and Buy
  • Observing if clear

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

March 2019

Our March Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 26th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • Talk: Nocti-Lucent Clouds (NLC’s) by Ken Kennedy (ex-BAA Director of Lunar Section)
  • Bring and Buy
  • Observing if clear

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

February 2019

Our February Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 26th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • Talk: The Outer Reaches of the Solar System
  • Bring and Buy
  • Observing if clear

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

January 2019

Our January Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 22nd, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • Membership renewal – bring your subs
  • AGM
  • Demonstration: “Easy Astrophotos, Scope, Camera & Tablet”
  • Short talk: “Astromath 101 & Starhopping”
  • Bring and Buy

Annual subscriptions are unchanged at:

  • Family £18
  • Individual £12
  • Student/Unwaged/Senior £7

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

December 2018

Our December Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 11th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • How to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen this month
  • Quiz
  • Telescope workshop
  • Observing if clear

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

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