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April 2019

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 – Are We Alone? Is There Life Elsewhere?

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 Prof James Hough and is entitled 'Are we alone? Is there life elsewhere?'  Heightened interest has arisen from the discovery of many exoplanets (planets around other stars) and that life can exist in more extreme conditions than originally thought.  Although Mars has remained a major target it is the moons of solar system planets that might be the best candidates for discovering life beyond the Earth.  The probability of intelligent life existing elsewhere depends on many…

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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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LDAS Monthly Meeting – The Next Steps in Astronomy

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk will be given by our Honorary President, Carolin Crawford, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University. Astronomers anticipate a revolution in our knowledge of the cosmos over the next decade. A new generation of ground-based and space telescopes are due to come online which - along with technological advances in detectors and instruments - will reveal new discovery space. Even though we have opened up most of the electromagnetic spectrum to observation, the advance of gravitational wave…

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July 2019

LDAS Monthly Meeting – Variable Stars: How and Why They Vary.

July 31 @ 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 Gary Poyner and is titles:  Variable Stars - How and Why They Vary! The talk will explain why some stars vary in brightness, and Pulsating, Symbiotic and Cataclysmic stars will be covered.  There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update. Members £2, non members £3.

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August 2019

LDAS Monthly MEeting – tbc

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Speaker and talk title to be confirmed. There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update. Members £2, non members £3.

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September 2019

LDAS Monthly Meeting – tbc

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Speaker and talk title to be confirmed. There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update. Members £2, non members £3.

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October 2019

LDAS Monthly Meeting- Scenarios for Deep Space Exploration and Colonisation.

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk, sub-titled 'It's life Jim, but not as we know it', will be given by Martin Braddock. There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update. Members £2, non members £3.

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November 2019

LDAS Monthly Meeting – tbc

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Speaker and talk title to be confirmed. There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update. Members £2, non members £3.

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