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June 2018

LDAS Monthly Meeting

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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Dr Matthew Boswell will give a talk entitled "Big bangs and big rips: a history of 20th century cosmology". There will be society news. an astronomy news update and refreshments will be provided. Members £2, non members £3.

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July 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

July 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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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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Observing Evening

July 13 @ 10:30 pm - July 14 @ 1:00 am
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Tonight, weather permitting, the observatory will be open from 2230 for an observing session. All are welcome and there is no fee, although any donations to the club will be welcome. Contact details: observing@ldas.org.net.

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LDAS Monthly Meeting

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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'Comet Observing' by Guy Hurst. The talk will cover the history of great comets of the past together with their cause and links to the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt. However the main thrust of the presentation is to explain their features and observing techniques needed to study or even discover (!) the latest comets and how to report this to TA and the BAA. There will be a break for refreshments and an update on recent astronomy news. Members…

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Lunar Eclipse Observing Event – CANCELLED

July 27 @ 8:30 pm - July 28 @ 1:00 am
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Unfortunately, the forecast thunderstorms and rain has arrived, and the forecast for later this evening is rain. We have, therefore, cancelled tonight's event. This is all rather frustrating but that's life as an astronomer, it's pot luck as to what the weather will do.  Please keep an eye on the website for other events we have planned. The next event is on August 11 when we will be looking for Perseid meteors................ weather permitting, of course!

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August 2018

LDAS BBQ – CANCELLED

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

The forecast for this evening is not good so we have cancelled the BBQ. We will try to arrange a new date.

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Astrophotography Meeting

August 13 @ 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 Monthly Meeting

August 29 @ 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 is about "Modern Meteor Astronomy" and will be given by Nick James. The meeting will be at the Free Church Hall. Every time we see a shooting star flash across the sky we are seeing a small grain of extraterrestrial dust burning up in our atmosphere. Most of that dust comes from comets which lay down dust trails around the solar system. Using TV imaging systems amateurs now have the ability to accurately characterise the orbits of these…

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September 2018

Members Observing Evening

September 8 @ 9:00 pm - September 9 @ 1:00 am
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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The observatory will be open from 9 pm, weather permitting. The 'go-ahead' will be confirmed on the website the previous day, so watch the website for more info. If today is no good due to the weather Saturday will be a backup possibility. 

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Astrophotography Meeting

September 10 @ 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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