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

StarZoom 2

Our second StarZoom will be on Tuesday 26th May, 6.30-7.10pm, on Zoom Meeting ID 514 345 6464.

We’ll have a round-up of what’s in the sky just now, including a comet, a space launch, recent news from the professional astronomy world, and maybe even time for questions at the end.

Technical details as for the first StarZoom below – see you there.

StarZoom!

Well, these are interesting times, and it’s taking everyone a while to adjust to the way things are just now … but … we’re not giving up just yet.

As I’m sure you will have guessed, we won’t have any Kabin meetings for a while, but we’ve got a video streaming option, and we’re going to give it a try.

Our first StarZoom will be on Tuesday 31st March, 6.30-7.10pm, on Zoom Meeting ID 514 345 6464.

We’ll have a round-up of what’s in the sky just now, including a promising comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), recent news from the professional astronomy world, and maybe even time for questions at the end.

Technical details below – see you there.


Zoom is available free.

For Windows or Linux, download from zoom.us.
For Mac, follow these instructions.
For iPhone or iPad, download through the App Store.
For Android, download through Google Play.

Once you have Zoom installed on your device, find the option to Join a Meeting.
Where it asks for a meeting ID, type in this number: 514 345 6464.

 

Covid-19

As a result of the current public health situation, we will be putting safety first and cancelling the March meeting at the Kabin.
We will continue to monitor the news and follow government advice, as it develops over the next few months, and update you here and on Facebook about subsequent events.

We are investigating the possibility of arranging some meetings by video streaming, rather than by physical gatherings. We’re not in a position to announce anything definite yet, but please watch this space for further news.

Spring 2020

Our Spring programme is:

Tue 28 January, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
AGM
Exploring the Asteroid Belt

Tue 25 February, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
Lochaber to the Cosmos – Dr Alec MacKinnon
Shadows on the Sun – Prof Lyndsay Fletcher – Postponed

Tue 24 March, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
Planetary Drill Systems – Patrick Harkness – Postponed

Tue 28 April, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
TBD
Lochaber to the Cosmos – Dr Alec MacKinnon – Brought forward

Tue 26 May, Kabin, 7.45-9.45pm
Details to follow

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.

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