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February 2020

LDAS Monthly Meeting – Rosetta and Philae

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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No, it's not the title of an opera...................... This month Dave Eagle will talk to us about the ESA Rosetta/Philae mission to the comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Who can forget the first images of the comet and its resemblance to a rubber duck, or the excitement of the descent of Philae to the comet's surface. Dave will tell us about the latest results from the mission and have lots of images to see. There will be an astronomy news update and…

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March 2020

Stargazing with LDAS

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

During March we will host a stargazing event one weekend at the clubs observatory. We should have 2-3 telescopes available. Which one will be determined by the weather forecast about 2-3 days ahead of the weekend. Please keep an eye on the website for updates. There is no charge to attend, but donations will be graciously accepted! Remember- the date is to be confirmed later

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Astrophotography Group monthly meeting

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wagon and Horses, Gravely, 27 High Street
Gravely, Herts SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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Each month, on the second Monday, those members who are interested in astrophotography meet in the Wagon and Horses in Gravely, near Stevenage. If you are interested to come and along we would be delighted to meet you. Feel free to just turn up, or send a note to the webmaster @ldas.org.uk.

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Anatomy of the Milky Way

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonight's t alk will be given by John McEvoy. John says,  "We’re going to go over the structure and size of the milky way as a whole, and our place in it. We’ll examine the galactic centre and it supermassive black hole and we’ll go into nature of black hole and candidates we’ve found. We’ll explore the galactic disc with its spiral arms, cover the latest information on the galactic halo, and we’ll explain how we come to know these things…

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April 2020

TBC

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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May 2020

The Rosalind Franklin Rover

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonight's talk will be given by PAul Meacham. This rover is scheduled to depart for Mars this summer and is a project of ESA. Refreshments will be available and there will be an astronomy news update. Members £2, non members £3

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June 2020

Cosmic Dawn and Destiny

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonight's talk will be given by Paul Fellows on ideas and theories of the origin of the Universe, and the evidence that backs up the modern view including a quick overview of Einstein’s theory of gravity (General Relativity) and what he himself described once as his “greatest blunder” and how now even that idea may turn out to have been right all along pointing the way to Dark Energy and the probable destiny of the whole Universe. There will be…

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