Tonights talk is about “Modern Meteor Astronomy” and will be given by Nick James. The meeting will be at the Free Church Hall.
Every time we see a shooting star flash across the sky we are seeing a small grain of extraterrestrial dust burning up in our atmosphere. Most of that dust comes from comets which lay down dust trails around the solar system. Using TV imaging systems amateurs now have the ability to accurately characterise the orbits of these grains and trace them back to their origin. This talk will cover the techniques we use to track these objects and look at recent developments which promise to improve our capabilities.
There will also be society news, an astronomy update and refreshments will be served.
Members £2, non members £3