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February 2019

LDAS Monthly Meeting – “A wondrous discovery” – how the mystery of the missing gold was solved by a kilonova.

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk is by Keith Tritton and it's about gold! Come and listen and get rich too............ well, in knowledge anyway. On 17 August 2017 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory LIGO and the Virgo Interferometer simultaneously detected a gravitational wave event. About two seconds later, the European Space Agency’s INTEGRAL telescope and NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope observed a short gamma-ray burst from approximately the same direction. Optical astronomers immediately started a hunt to locate the source of the event…

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March 2019

LDAS Public Star Party

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonight we have a star party where, weather permitting, we will show you some of the wonderful objects in the night sky. If you've never looked through a big telescope before now is your chance.  Don't forget to dress warmly. There is no charge for the event, but donations to LDAS would be gratefully accepted.

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Astrophotography MEeting

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wagon and Horses, Gravely, 27 High Street
Gravely, Herts SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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Free

Those interested in astrophotography get together monthly to share experience and images. If you are interested come along and see us. We meet at the Wagon and Horses in Gravely, near Stevenage on the second monday in the month. Good food at the pub!

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Climate Change and the Ozone Hole, and astronomical and meteorological phenomenon seen from the continent.

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk is to be given by Dr Jonathan Shanklin. There will be a refreshment break followed by a talk from Katherine Hall. Members £2, non members £3.

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April 2019

Astrophotography Meeting

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wagon and Horses, Gravely, 27 High Street
Gravely, Herts SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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Free

Those interested in astrophotography get together monthly to share experience and images. If you are interested come along and see us. We meet at the Wagon and Horses in Gravely, near Stevenage on the second monday in the month. Good food at the pub!

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Lunar Imaging Night

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Tonight we will be aiming to take images of the moon through the clubs 14" SCT telescope. If you'd like to join in please come along to our observatory at Standalone Farm. The event is free to attend though donations to LDAS will be welcomed.

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Gaia, revealing the Milky Way

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk is by Dr Nic Walton. The Gaia spacecraft has been collecting data on the stars in the Milky Way and is transforming our understanding of the structure of the Milky Way. Nic will tell us about the latest developments. There will be a refreshment break and an update on the latest astronomy news by Gordon Ewen. Members £2, non members £3

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May 2019

Astrophotography Meeting

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wagon and Horses, Gravely, 27 High Street
Gravely, Herts SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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Free

Those interested in astrophotography get together monthly to share experience and images. If you are interested come along and see us. We meet at the Wagon and Horses in Gravely, near Stevenage on the second monday in the month. Good food at the pub!

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Variable Stars, how and why they vary.

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk is by Gary Poyner and is about stars which vary in brightness. There are vast numbers of variable stars and there are different types. Gary will explain what they are and why they vary in brightness. There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update by Gordon Ewen. Members £2, non members £3.

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June 2019

Astrophotography Meeting

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wagon and Horses, Gravely, 27 High Street
Gravely, Herts SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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Free

Those interested in astrophotography get together monthly to share experience and images. If you are interested come along and see us. We meet at the Wagon and Horses in Gravely, near Stevenage on the second monday in the month. Good food at the pub!

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