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August 2018

LDAS Monthly Meeting

August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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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…

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September 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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If you are interested in starting, or improving your astrophotography skills, come along to the Jester Hotel and have a drink and a chat with fellow astrophotographers.

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LDAS Monthly Meeting

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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'Deep Sky Image Processing' by Nik Szymanek. During the talk Nik will explain how to calibrate CCD images and the creation of LRGB and narrowband images with of software programs like Maxim DL, FITS Liberator and Adobe Photoshop. The talk is not technical and is suitable for all comers. Lots of pretty piccies too...... There will be a break for refreshments and an update on recent astronomy news. Members £2, non members £3.

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October 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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If you are interested in starting, or improving your astrophotography skills, come along to the Jester Hotel and have a drink and a chat with fellow astrophotographers.

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LDAS Monthly Meeting

October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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Dr Dirk Froebrich on the subject of 'HOYS CAPS'. We have recently discovered that the young star V1490Cyg (20:50:53.6 +44:21:01, situated in the Pelican Nebula IC5070) is periodically occulted by material in its circumstellar disk. This is a project amateurs can make observations to support the University of Kents observing project. HOYS CAPS  is a citizen science project = Hunting Outbursting Young Stars with the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences, at the University of Kent There will also be society news,…

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November 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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If you are interested in starting, or improving your astrophotography skills, come along to the Jester Hotel and have a drink and a chat with fellow astrophotographers.

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LDAS Monthly Meeting

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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Tonights talk will be given by Colin Stuart, title tbc. There will be society news, an astronomy update and refreshments will be served. Members £2, non members £3.

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December 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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If you are interested in starting, or improving your astrophotography skills, come along to the Jester Hotel and have a drink and a chat with fellow astrophotographers.

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