Nottingham AS - "Starwatch" event Saturday 26th September 2009

Nottingham AS - "Starwatch" event Saturday 26th September 2009

Postby rob_bush » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:33 pm

On Saturday 26th September 2009 the Nottingham Astronomical Society is hosting a public astronomy event at the British Geological Survey Keyworth, Nottingham,
as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 celebrations.
Learn how to use a telescope and how to find items of interest in the night sky.

See interesting stands set up by local astronomy societies.

View stunning astronomical photographs.

Solar observing during the afternoon (weather permitting), learn how to safely view the Sun using a telescope.

See beautiful Crystal Nebulae sculptures, designed by Prof. Michael Merrifield.

Paul Money will be available to sign copies of his books.

Telescopes will be available to observe the night sky, viewing will include the Moon, Jupiter and the Andromeda Galaxy (weather permitting).

View Images of the Martian landscape in the BGS 3D Suite
Presented by Dr Douglas Tragheim,
British Geological Survey

Listen to presentations throughout the evening, starting at 4:30pm:

"The History of the Telescope - From Three Inches to Forty Two Metres"
Prof. Michael Merrifield
Nottingham Astronomy Group,
Nottingham University

"From Big Bang to Today - A Short History of the Universe"
Dr Boris Haeussler
Nottingham Astronomy Group,
Nottingham University

“Rambling through the Autumn Sky”
- a basic seasonal tour of the best objects to observe in the night sky
Paul Money FRAS
Reviews Editor, The Sky At Night magazine

Time:-- The event will be open to the public from 3pm to 10pm.
Venue:-- British Geological Survey Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG.
Admission:-- There will be an admission fee of £2.50 to members of the public.
Members of astronomical societies get free admission with proof of membership.

Event updates may be found on the Nottingham Astronomical Society website at
Starwatch Observing Event 26th Sept 2009
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