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October 2020

LDAS Monthly Meeting – Colin Stuart on ‘How to Weigh the Universe’

28 October 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Colin Staurt on 'How to weigh the Universe' We’ve never left our solar system and yet we can weigh planets, stars and even galaxies stretching far across the universe. Find out how on this journey through the cosmos, taking in the latest work on exoplanets, gravitational waves, black holes, dark matter and more. It all hinges on whether the laws of physics are the same out in space as they are here on Earth. Most astronomers believe they are, but…

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November 2020

LDAS – All day astronomy!

21 November 2020
Zoom

Weather permitting we are planning to observe throughout the day and night on November 21.          

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Gravitational wave astronomy reveals fatal end of a wild cosmic dance.

25 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Tonights talk will be given, via Zoom, by Dr Ulrich Kolb, who says . "Since the Nobel prize winning first detection of gravitational waves emitted by merging black holes in 2015, the list of confirmed gravitational wave events from compact binary mergers has been growing steadily. A complementing rapid-response campaign by telescope facilities around the globe is searching for electromagnetic counterparts of these gravitational wave sources. I will review the state of play and report on some of my experience…

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December 2020

LDAS AGM, and Christmas Talk by Paul Money.

9 December 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom
Free

Tonight we will be having our AGM and it will be done using Zoom. It is planned to be short and to the point and we will then have a talk by Paul l Money.   Paul Money’s Top 10 Images of the Universe Paul is a well known to the society having talked to us numerous times over the last 10 years. He is well known for his enthusiastic and decibel deliveries backed up with a wealth of interesting…

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January 2021

LDAS Monthly Meeting – What Future for Britain’s Dark Skies

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom

Tonights talk will be given by Bob Mizon MBE. Bob heads the British Astronomical Association Commission for Dark Skies: the threat to our view of the stars from modern lighting and solutions to light pollution. The British Astronomical Association (BAA) is the UK's largest body representing the interests of all those - astronomers and non-astronomers - who appreciate the beauty of the night sky and value it as a natural resource. The starry sky is, unofficially but indubitably, a site…

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February 2021

LDAS Virtual Telescope Workshop

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

On Saturday 13 February we will be running a virtual telescope workshop. So, if you have a telescope and aren't sure how to use it join our live meeting from 3-5pm. There will be a 30 minute presentation and you'll then be able to ask questions. It will all happen on our Facebook page, LDASociety. https://www.facebook.com/events/3736725796384430/?notif_id=1611931305904823&notif_t=page_share&ref=notif

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Two Eyes are Better Than One: Choosing and Using Binoculars for Deep Sky Observing by Steve Tonkin.

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Zoom

The binocular is not limited to being a beginner's instrument and a subordinate adjunct to a telescope, but is an exceptionally valuable astronomical instrument in its own right. Find out how to choose and use binoculars for deep sky observing: discover what makes a good (or bad!) binocular, distinguish between valuable information and advertising hype, and learn how to optimise your observing experience. Steve writes the Binocular Tour section in the Sky at Night magazine and has published a book…

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March 2021

Astrophotography Group Meeting

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Tonight we have an astrophotography meeting starting at 1930. This is a Zoom meeting.

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LDAS – An introduction to astrophotography

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Facebook
Free

On Saturday 27 March at 3pm we will be giving a talk on astrophotography. It will consist of a number of short talks on t he different aspects of imaging the night sky and the Sun. So, if you are wondering about what can be done this is for y ou. If there is sufficient interest we will, at a later date, give more detailed talks on each subject area. There is no cost and you can watch on our…

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – “Asteroid Dawn” (Vesta and Ceres Investigation) by Michael Czajkowski

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual
Free

Talk covering the asteroids and the vast increase in knowledge about their formation and composition, focusing on Vesta and Ceres. Michael is an Open University Tutor and member of Lincolon Astronomy Society. There will be a break after the talk and then an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen      

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