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January 2021

LDAS Monthly Meeting – What Future for Britain’s Dark Skies

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom

Tonights talk will be given by Bob Mizon MBE. Bob heads the British Astronomical Association Commission for Dark Skies: the threat to our view of the stars from modern lighting and solutions to light pollution. The British Astronomical Association (BAA) is the UK's largest body representing the interests of all those - astronomers and non-astronomers - who appreciate the beauty of the night sky and value it as a natural resource. The starry sky is, unofficially but indubitably, a site…

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February 2021

LDAS Monthly Meeting – Two Eyes are Better Than One: Choosing and Using Binoculars for Deep Sky Observing by Steve Tonkin.

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom

The binocular is not limited to being a beginner's instrument and a subordinate adjunct to a telescope, but is an exceptionally valuable astronomical instrument in its own right. Find out how to choose and use binoculars for deep sky observing: discover what makes a good (or bad!) binocular, distinguish between valuable information and advertising hype, and learn how to optimise your observing experience. Steve writes the Binocular Tour section in the Sky at Night magazine and has published a book…

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March 2021

LDAS Monthly Meeting – “Asteroid Dawn” (Vesta and Ceres Investigation) by Michael Czajkowski

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual
Free

Talk covering the asteroids and the vast increase in knowledge about their formation and composition, focusing on Vesta and Ceres. Michael is an Open University Tutor and member of Lincolon Astronomy Society. There will be a break after the talk and then an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen      

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