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December 2021

LDAS AGM, and end of year talk by Pete Williamson

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Tonight is our Annual General Meeting, and is for members only. More details to follow. The AGM will commence at 1900 and the talk at 2000. After the AGM we will have our final talk of the year: Herschel to Hawkwind, Music and the Cosmos by Pete Williamson FRAS.. Pete talk mixes history, science and astronomy with music how each influence each other! Pete is a musician and amateur astronomer with a wide range of talks covering a plethora of…

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January 2022

LDAS Monthly Meeting – Mega-Constellations and Space Debris – What future for ground based Astronomy?

26 January 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TBC
Free

Prof Don Pollaco Dept of Physics, Univ of Warwick) will give tonight's talk. Here we look at the prospects for ground based astronomy in the new era of satellite mega constellations. The shear number of satellites and launches is expected to exponentially increase over the next few years.  Not only will this impact on our view of the universe but it will also dramatically increase the amount of space debris bringing forward the prospects for a Kessler event. In this…

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February 2022

LDAS Monthly Meeting – The Solar Cycle by Lyn Smith

23 February 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Lyn Smith is the Director of the British Astronomical Association Solar Section and will give a talk entitled "The Solar Cycle".  Lyn will give a brief history of the solar cycle and then look back in more depth at solar cycle 24 and the sunspot groups that featured.  We will then consider the progress of the current solar cycle and speculate as to how that may develop over the coming decade. There will be an astronomy news update from Gordon…

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