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March 2018

LDAS Members Meeting

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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£1.00

Tonight there will be talks given by members of the LDAS. First, there is a talk by Richard Stratford on  " When Heaven Meets Earth: Stories of Asteroids and Meteorite " And second, a talk by bob Baldwin on  "Spacecraft in Astronomy" a look at how recent, current and future space based  astronomy missions cover the entire range of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Members £1, non members £2

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LDAS Committee Meeting

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Monthly Meeting

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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Gravitational Waves, by Prof. Malcolm MacCallum.  Gravitational waves: a new window on the universe.  Einstein first predicted gravitational waves in 1916. Only after 1957 did it become clear they were really predicted by general relativity. In the 1970s binary pulsar observations provided strong indirect evidence they existed in nature. Direct detection has only subsequently become possible. Direct detections were first announced in 2016 and won the 2017 Nobel Prize. Signals seen have already provided much exciting astrophysical information. I shall…

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April 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

April 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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Free

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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Meteor Watch – Lyrids

April 20 @ 10:00 pm - April 21 @ 2:00 am
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

The annual Lyrid meteor shower takes place tonight and there will be a 'watch' event at Standalone Farm tonight. What is the Lyrid Meteor Shower? •It is the dusty trail of a Comet Thatcher (C/1861G1) which has a centuries long orbit around the sun. It orbits once every 415 years.  There are no photos of it. •Observations of the Lyrid meteors go back to 687BC when the Ancient Chinese recorded the meteors as ‘falling like rain’. •Comet Thatcher last closest approach…

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LDAS Monthly Meeting

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Methodist Church, 9 North Avenue
Letchworth, Herts. SG6 1DH United Kingdom
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“Ten Great Ways to Die – The Science and Chances of the End of Mankind” This talk takes a pragmatic but light-hearted look at a variety of scenarios from the astronomical to the theoretical, the biological to the technological, by which it is commonly believed that mankind as a species could be rendered extinct.  Weighing up the chances of occurrence against the probability of total devastation, we come to understand just how lucky we are to have had the chance…

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May 2018

LDAS Committee Meeting

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Astrophotography Meeting

May 14 @ 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 George and Dragon in Gravely and have a drink and a chat with fellow astrophotographers. Here are a couple of images taken by members David Davies (M46) and Gordon Ewen (the sun).:

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LDAS Monthly Meeting

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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"Shaping the darkness: how light helped build the Universe" by Dr Judith Croston of the Open University Light allows us to decipher the mysteries of the night sky, but it also helped to create them. In this talk Judith will show some (beautiful!) examples of how light is a vital actor in the way stars, planetary systems and galaxies work, and the role it plays in the evolution of the Universe. There will be a break for refreshments and an update on…

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June 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

June 11 @ 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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