HELENSBURGH ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
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Programme for 2017-18

A4 - Portrait
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A4 - Landscape
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DATE
TOPIC
SPEAKER
Observatory
Dates
20
Sept
Recent Developments in Gravitatiopnal Wave Research
Dr Chris Messenger, University of Glasgow none
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Dr Chris Messenger: Research Interests: My work involves the analysis of gravitational wave data. I am specifically interested in wide area parameter space searches for gravitational waves from continuously emitting sources.

Links: Gravitational Wave Astronomy: the 73rd Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics, LIGO: the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory
25
Oct
From Lochaber to the Cosmos
Dr Alec McKinnon, University of Glasgow Obs
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Dr Alec L. MacKinnon, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Open Studies: Fast particles on the Sun and elsewhere: how do we learn about them, what effects do they have, what produces them? Solar and stellar flares. Solar neutrons: detection, production, consequences. Complex systems and self-organised criticality.
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22 Nov
Cubesats and other Space Vehicles
Prof Max Vasile, University of Strathclyde Obs
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Prof. Massimiliano Vasile: Research areas - Science (General), Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics, Mechanical engineering and machinery.


INFO videos on Cubesats:

Dat
Dec
Christmas Dinner
& Quiz Obs
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2018

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Dat Apr
Annual General Meeting
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//OBSERVATORY MEETINGS: are held at Glasgow University Observatory, Acre Road, Maryhill.

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Members wishing to attend should contact Alan Henderson on the Monday of the relative
week to confirm //their intention to do so and clarify travel and meeting arrangements. //

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Stargazing evenings are held throughout the Winter season at our local Observing Sites at Glen Fruin //as
well as regular Sun-gazing Days using our Solar Scopes, weather permitting.

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Summer Activities


. . .in the meantime - Clear Skies


Meetings are held at 7.30 p.m. in the
Helensburgh Parish Church Hall, Helensburgh, G84 8UP