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August 2022

.LDAS Monthly Meeting – How to Build a Mars Rover, a talk by Paul Meacham.

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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£2.00 – £3.00

Paul Meacham is the Engineering Manager for the ExoMars Rover Vehicle Project at Airbus Defence and Space, Stevenage.  As his job title suggests, Paul is responsible for all engineering aspects of the ExoMars Rover - a project he has been involved with since 2011.  His talk will cover the main engineering aspects and challenges that need to be overcome in order to design, build and test a Martian Rover, drawing examples from the various Mars Rovers that have been targeted…

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September 2022

Monthly Meeting – Discovering and Imaging Planetary Nebulae

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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£2.00 – £3.00

Tonight's talk will be given by Peter Goodhew. Peter is part of an international pro-am collaborative network dedicated to discovering and imaging planetary nebulae. He will talk about how planetary nebulae are being discovered, and will present the techniques used for imaging such challeging objects. There will be a short refreshment break followed by an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen.  

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October 2022

Monthly Meeting – Transits

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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£2.00 – £3.00

Mike Foulkes will give a talk on transits in general and will talk particularly about transits of Venus anbd Mercury. There will be a short break and an astronmomy news update from Gordon Ewen. Costs: £2 for members and £3 for non-members.

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November 2022

Monthly Meeting – A Universe of Infinities

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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£2.00 – £3.00

Tonight Colin Stuart will talk about a Universe of Infinities. Should be interesting to find out how many there are! There will be a break and an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen. Costs £2 for members and £3 for non-members.  

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