Saturday 2 April: Society for the History of Astronomy, Spring Conference in Bath.

Posted by John Bishop (johnbishop) on Mar 08 2016
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The Society for the History of Astronmy (SHA) and the William Herschel Society (WHS) will be holding their joint spring conference in Bath on 2 April, at the Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN. Everyone is welcome to attend this full day event.

Conference presentations will include a talk on "The Bristol Astronomical Society: Past, Present and Future", by BAS chairman Richard Mansfield, and "An Appreciation of Dr. Rodney Hillier", and "100 years of Cosmic Ray Astromonmy" by Dr. Roger Moses. See the full programme below.

BAS members will receive the discount WHS entry rate of £5 - please see the full programme details here: SHA-WHS spring conference and book through Roger Moses, as for WHS members. The day will conclude with a visit to the William Herschel Museum in Bath.

Programme

Time

Speaker

Subject

09.30 to 10.00

REGISTRATION

10.00

Bob Bower (SHA)

Dr Roger Moses (WHS)

10.15 to 10.45

John Chuter

SHA

Somerset Astronomers

10.45 to 11.15

Richard Mansfield

Bristol Astronomical Society: Past, Present and Future

11.15 to 11.30

Dr Roger Moses

Bristol University/WHS

Dr Rodney Hillier: An Appreciation

11.30 to 12.15

Dr Roger Moses

Bristol University/WHS

A Thin Hard Rain from Outer Space: 100 Years of Cosmic Ray Astronomy

12.15 to 13.30

LUNCH BREAK

13.45 to 14.30

Prof Francis Ring

William Herschel and the Bath Philosophical Society

14.30 to 15.30

David Love

SHA

Kepler and the Universe: How One Man revolutionized Astronomy

15.30

CONCLUSION

16.00 onwards

VISIT TO HERSCHEL MUSEUM FOLLOWED BY RECEPTION

 

Further information

Society for the History of Astronmy

William Herschel Society

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