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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. Members £2, non members £3.

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August 2019

Lunar/Solar Observing at the Farm

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

We are hoping to have this event on August 10th, weather permitting. Please keep an eye on the website for updates.

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Astrophotography Meeting

August 12 @ 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 sharing your astrophotography experience, or learning where to start, come and join us in the Wagon and Horses in Gravely. We meet at 1930 for a couple of hours. It's free to join us!

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Saturn

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonight Mike Foulkes, from Airbus in Stevenage, will give a talk about Saturn. This talk  will provide an overview of the Saturn system including the planet’s most renowned feature - the rings. It will also describe some of the various storm features that have been recorded in the planet’s upper atmosphere, including those that have produced planet-wide disturbances. Some of the features than can be seen in amateur telescopes will also be briefly described. There will be a break for refreshments and…

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September 2019

Astrophotography Meeting

September 9 @ 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 sharing your astrophotography experience, or learning where to start, come and join us in the Wagon and Horses in Gravely. We meet at 1930 for a couple of hours. It's free to join us!

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Far Infrared Observations of Debris from Space

September 25 @ 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 Bruce Sibthorpe. Bruce comments: Debris discs are created by the collision of small proto-planetary bodies, and are therefore an important indicator of planet formation. I will present a brief overview of far infrared astronomy from space and describe how data from these, and future missions, informs our understanding of debris around nearby stars. Bruce is a space mission scientist at Airbus in Stevenage who makes sure that the scientific satellite designs will be compatible with…

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October 2019

Observe the Moon Night

October 4 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Please note, date change due to 10k run setup at Standalone, this is now on Friday 4th October. To coincide with the NASA Observe the moon night we are hosting an observing evening. The main target will be the moon but we will try to have a look at some other sights of the night sky. If we can find the hotline we will ask for warm clear weather............joking of course...... Please come along and enjoy looking at the moon,…

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Astrophotography Meeting

October 14 @ 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 sharing your astrophotography experience, or learning where to start, come and join us in the Wagon and Horses in Gravely. We meet at 1930 for a couple of hours. It's free to join us!

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LDAS Monthly Meeting- Making Astronomical Observations

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk, by Roger Pickard, will look at what you need to record to make your observations useful to others carrying out research.  There will also be a number of hints and tips to help you make better observations.  Roger will also cover establishing your own programme in some detail and, finally, where further information can be obtained. There will be a break for refreshments and an astronomy news update. Members £2, non members £3.

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November 2019

Astrophotography Meeting

November 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

IF you are interested in sharing your astrophotography experience, or learning where to start, come and join us in the Wagon and Horses in Gravely. We meet at 1930 for a couple of hours. It's free to join us!

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