BAS Meetings Programme of Events 2013/2014



October 11 Jane Clark Club Night
October 18

Bob Marriott

Director BAA Imaging and Instruments Section

The Silver on Glass Revolution
October 25 Allan McCarthy Club Night
November 1

Dr. Richard Miles

BAA Director, Asteroids and Minor Planets

Wetted Layers and Comet Nuclei
November 8

Peter Knight

Director Stoneseekers

The Prehistoric Astronomers of Wessex
November 15

Professor Wickramasingh

Director, Buckinghamshire Centre for Astrobiology

New evidence for extraterrestial origins of life
November 22 John Willis
Club Night
November 29

Andrew Lound

Lecturer on Space Missions and Astronomy

Setting Sail for the Stars
December 6

Nick Howes


Solar System Comets
December 13 BAS Xmas Party BAS Xmas Party



January 9

Rodney Hillier

Vice President, BAS

How Big Is The Sun
January 16 John Meacham Club Night
January 23 TBC Club Night
January 31

Gary Poyner

BAA Recurrent Objects Coordinator

Historical Novae

February 7 Club Night  
February 14

Professor Mike Kendal

Head of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

Geology of the Planets
February 21 AGM Club Night
February 28
Callum Potter Deep Sky Observing
March 7 National Astronomy Week
Telescope Surgery
March 14 Richard Mansfield
Club Night
March 21

Dr Helen Heath

University of Bristol

Cosmic Rays
March 28

Professor Mark Birkinshaw

Vice President of BAS and University of Bristol

April 4

Prof David Southwood

President of BAS

Presidential Address -
Ten Years of ESA Space Science
April 11

David Brain

British Interplanetary Society

From Imagination to Reality:  The History and Work of the BIS
April 18 Good Friday No Meeting
April 25 David Whitehouse
One Small Step
May 2 Allan McCarthy

BAS members talk night

Rod Davis - Recent Moon Image

Allan McCarthy - The Bahtinov Mask

Richard Mansfield - Dark Adaptation and Averted Imagination

May 9

Paul Money

Sky at Night Magazine and BAA

Images of the Universe
May 16

Mike Foulkes

BAA Director, Saturn

The Planet Saturn
May 23 Dr Roger Moses - CANCELLED
Evening will now be talks and demonstrations given by BAS members
May 30 Jane Clark

Talks by BAS members

June 6 Steve Lloyd Presentation on the Failand Observing Site rejuventation plans. Questions, concerns and comments can be given and discussed on the night
June 13

Duncan Smith

University of Bristol

The Interaction Between a Jet from an AGN and a Gas Cloud in the Southern Sky


From 20th June to 26th September 2014, meetings will be once a fortnight and will be BAS members talks nights. Please check the google calendar before each meeting for more details on the night.