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August 2017

Summer Sunshine Event – Solar viewing

27 August 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

LDAS will be a Standalone Farm for the second solar viewing event during August. We will have telescopes specially designed for viewing the sun with safety. If you have a telescope at home do not use it for viewing the sun unless you are certain it is designed for solar viewing. The event is free.

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Monthly Meeting

30 August 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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£2

Gravity Waves - LISA and the LISA Pathfinder Mission, by Dr Christian Trinkel. The recent confirmation of the existence of gravity waves is a stunning scientific achievement and another confirmation of Einstein's theories. Dr Trinkel will tell us about the discovery and the European project to create a space based system for the detection of gravity waves. Gravity waves are 'hot news' so come along and learn more about this fascinating subject. We will also have an astronomy news update…

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September 2017

Astrophotography Meeting

11 September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jester Country Inn, 116 Station Road
Nr Odsey, SG7 5RS United Kingdom
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Member Talks

13 September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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£2

Tonight we will have three talks by members of the society, each lasting 20-30 minutes. There will be a break with refreshments provided. Piero Cocevar - "Experiences from and imaging the USA Solar Eclipse" Norman Gray -"The South African Large Telescope (SALT) at Sutherland in the Karoo Desert. It is the largest telescope in Africa and is  composed of primary mirror array 11 metres across". Richard Stratford - "Exploring the Milky Way"   Members £1, non members £2.

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LDAS BBQ – Cancelled

16 September 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Apologies, due to the poor weather, the Member's BBQ event this afternoon has been cancelled. -------------------- This is our annual BBQ to celebrate the return of darker nights! Well, not really, a chance to enjoy the late summer sun with a BBQ and a few drinks. If the weather permits we may have a few soar telescopes available for viewing the sun. The club will provide rolls, crisps and soft drinks, you need to bring along what you would like…

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Observing Evening – Cancelled

16 September 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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The observing event planned for this evening has been cancelled due to the poor weather forecast. Hopefully, we will have good weather in a week's time. Please keep an eye on the website for updates.  

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Observing Evening – Cancelled

23 September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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£0.00

Unfortunately, the forecast for Saturday evening is for cloud so the observing event is cancelled. Please keep an eye on the website for future observing sessions.

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Monthly Meeting

27 September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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£2

Tonights talk will be given by Chris Woolston and his talk is entitled "What is This Thing Called Quantum Theory?" There will also be an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen, and a look at October's night sky highlights from Mike Atkins. There will be break with refreshments after the main talk. Members entry fee £2, non member s £3.

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October 2017

Astrophotography Meeting

9 October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jester Country Inn, 116 Station Road
Nr Odsey, SG7 5RS United Kingdom
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Star Party

14 October 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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£2

Well, the good news is that the forecast is looking quite promising with cloud early in the evening forecast to give way to clear sky mid evening - fingers crossed. So get your jacket/coat on and come along to our autumn Star Party! We will  have a number of telescopes available to view some of the fascinating objects in the night sky, and the observatory will also be open. If you haven't looked through a big telescope before now is…

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