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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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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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