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February 2018

The Solar Orbiter Mission by Dr Michelle Sprake

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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Solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) have the potential to cause considerable disruption to us here on Earth, damaging power grids and communication/ navigation satellites. Solar Orbiter,  a European Space Agency mission, will study the Sun and inner heliosphere as never before. Providing the closest views of the Sun to date, the spacecraft will carry out, for the first time, simultaneous remote sensing and in-situ measurements both in and out-of-the-ecliptic plane. These measurements will help us understand the solar…

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March 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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If you are interested in starting, or improving your astrophotography skills, come along to the Jester Hotel and have a drink and a chat with fellow astrophotographers.

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LDAS Members Meeting

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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£1.00

Tonight there will be talks given by members of the LDAS, details will be confirmed later. Members £1, non members £2

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LDAS Committee Meeting

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Gravitational Waves

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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Tonights talk will be 'Gravitational Waves' by Prof. Malcolm MacCallum. There will be a break for refreshments and an update on recent astronomy news. Members £2, non members £3.

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April 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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Free

If you are interested in starting, or improving your astrophotography skills, come along to the Jester Hotel and have a drink and a chat with fellow astrophotographers.

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Meteor Watch – Lyrids

April 20 @ 9:00 pm - April 21 @ 4:00 am
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

The annual Lyrid meteor shower takes place tonight and there will be a 'watch' event at Standalone Farm tonight.

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LDAS Monthly Meeting

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Methodist Church, 9 North Avenue
Letchworth, Herts. SG6 1DH United Kingdom
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'10 Great Ways to Die' by Neil Philipson. There will be a break for refreshments and an update on recent astronomy news. Members £2, non members £3. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR TONIGHT'S MEETING

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May 2018

LDAS Committee Meeting

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Solar Viewing

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Today we will be at Standalone Farm with some of our solar telescopes. If the weather cooperates we will be able to safely show you views of the sun using filters which show the sun at different wavelengths of light. Please note that the telescopes are set up with special filters for viewing the sun. Do not go home and try to look at the sun with a telescope you have, unless it has filters to ensure you can view…

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