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March 2019

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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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

Astrophotography Meeting

July 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

If you are interested in astrophotography come and join us at the Wagon and Horses in Gravely, we start at 1930 and it's free to come along.

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