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December 2018

LDAS AGM

12 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Tonight it is our AGM. This shouldn't take too long and will be followed by a quiz, raffle, refreshments and a few astronomy highlights from 2018. Entry is free.

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January 2019

Telescope Workshop

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Did you get a telescope for Christmas and aren't sure how to use it? Got one in the loft? If you need help to understand your telescope and make it work come to this workshop and we will get you started. Bring your telescope so we can help you set it up and make it work. It would help if you could mail 'contact@ldas.org.uk' to let us know you are coming and what type of telescope you have, if you…

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Secrets of the Saturn V Moon Rocket

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk is by Alan Lawrie from Airbus. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's Moon landing. The giant rocket that took the astronauts to the Moon was the Saturn V. Alan, an Airbus Propulsion engineer, will, in a highly visual presentation, explain some of the interesting and often little known events that occurred on the road to launching the first men to the Moon. Members £2, non members £3. There will be refreshments and an astronomy news…

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February 2019

Astrophotography Meeting

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wagon and Horses, Gravely, 27 High Street
Gravely, Herts SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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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 – “A wondrous discovery” – how the mystery of the missing gold was solved by a kilonova.

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk is by Keith Tritton and it's about gold! Come and listen and get rich too............ well, in knowledge anyway. On 17 August 2017 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory LIGO and the Virgo Interferometer simultaneously detected a gravitational wave event. About two seconds later, the European Space Agency’s INTEGRAL telescope and NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope observed a short gamma-ray burst from approximately the same direction. Optical astronomers immediately started a hunt to locate the source of the event…

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March 2019

Astrophotography MEeting

March 11 @ 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 – Climate Change and the Ozone Hole, and astronomical and meteorological phenomenon seen from the continent.

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk is to be given by Dr Jonathan Shanklin. There will be a refreshment break followed by an astronomy news update. Members £2, non members £3.

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LDAS Public Star Party – IT’S ON FRIDAY 29 MARCH – TONIGHT

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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IT'S A GO FOR TONIGHT!!! Update FRIDAY 29 March - It's been a glorious day and the forecast for tonight is, dare I say it, almost perfect - So we are going ahead tonight. In the last couple of years we have fixed dates for star parties only to be disappointed by poor weather for most of them. This year we are going to try a different approach where we will go ahead according to the weather forecast. So, in…

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April 2019

Astrophotography Meeting

April 8 @ 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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Lunar Imaging Night

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Tonight we will be aiming to take images of the moon through the clubs 14" SCT telescope. If you'd like to join in please come along to our observatory at Standalone Farm. The event is free to attend though donations to LDAS will be welcomed.

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