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September
Roger Cooper: The Skylark Scientific Sounding Rocket
Torbay Astronomical Society
Room BE1, Business and Enterprise Suite, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL
Thu Sep 6, 2018
Time: 19:30
Price: Free to members. Non-members: £3 for adults and £1 for under 18s
September
The Herschel Space Observatory - An Engineer's Story
The William Herschel Society
BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN
Fri Sep 7, 2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £2 members and students, £4 visitors
Luke Lucas, Engineer at ESA, will talk about her career in conversation with Charles Draper of the William Herschel Society. Inspired by Caroline Herschel’s discoveries of comets and nebulae, Luke Lucas’ career has been involved with the Herschel Space Observatory prior to launch, through launch, commissioning, and then finally routine operations. Herschel, the largest infrared telescope ever launched, was investigating previously unseen cold regions of Space, where stars are born. Her responsibilities included mission planning and the SPIRE instrument. The conversation will continue about her present work with the Mars Express, which has been orbiting Mars since 2003. She is responsible for mission planning, defining batteries and the thermal subsystem.
September
The HOYS-CAPS Citizen Science Project
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, Plymouth University
Fri Sep 14, 2018
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non-members
Talk by Dr Dirk Froebrich, University of Kent
October
James Fradgley: "Astronomical Causes of Climate Change"
Torbay Astronomical Society
Room BE1, Business and Enterprise Suite, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL
Thu Oct 4, 2018
Time: 19:30
Price: Free to members. Non-members: £3 for adults and £1 for under 18s
A lecture presented by James Fradgley. We'll also look at what can be seen in the night sky in the month ahead.
October
Joint Herschel Astronomy & British Interplanetary Society Lecture: To Mars via Kazakhstan Beagle2, lost on Mars but found 11 years later
The William Herschel Society
BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN
Fri Oct 5, 2018
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: £2 members and students, £4 visitors
The final highlight in Terry Ransome's working life was to work at the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan from where Yuri Gagarin embarked on the first human spaceflight. It is still busy today launching astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station and lots more. He took with him the UK’s Mars Lander Beagle2, the probe that was ‘lost’ on Mars on Christmas 2003, but ‘found’ 11 years later. In this talk he tells of his Beagle2 and Kazakhstan experiences and how Beagle2 was eventually found and identified on the Red Planet. A postscript tells of the latest (2016) European attempt at a Mars landing and looks ahead to the future.
October
Black Holes
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Fri Oct 12, 2018
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non members
Talk by Professor David McMullan, University of Plymouth
November
Equipment evening
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Fri Nov 9, 2018
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non members
A range of members' telescopes and other equipment will be on display and there will be a short talk by Hannah Davey, Eddington Lodge
December
Annual Quiz Night
Torbay Astronomical Society
Room BE1, Business and Enterprise Suite, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL
Thu Dec 13, 2018
Time: 19:30
Price: Free to members. Non-members: £3 for adults and £1 for under 18s
Our annual astronomy-themed quiz, compiled and hosted by Maxwell Maltz. There will also be a raffle and mince pies.
December
100 years on -  Forgotten Astronomical events and astronomers of WW1
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Fri Dec 14, 2018
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non members
Talk by Sheila Evans followed by the Christmas Quiz
January
Dynamic Skies
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Fri Jan 11, 2019
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non members
Talk by Will Gater
January
Simon Harding: "The Aurora Borealis"
Torbay Astronomical Society
Room BE1, Business and Enterprise Suite, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL
Thu Jan 24, 2019
Time: 19:30
Price: Free to members. Non-members: £3 for adults and £1 for under 18s
Lecture by Simon Harding. We will also look at what can be seen in the night sky in the month ahead.
February
Identifying Meteorite Impact Sites
Plymouth Astronomical Society
Room 411 Babbage Building, University of Plymouth
Fri Feb 8, 2019
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: £2 to non members
Talk by Mike Shearer

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