BAS Meetings and Programme of Events 2014/2015

All meetings and talks are held at Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, unless otherwise stated. Please check our Google calendar on the home page for any last minute changes.
Members Talk Nights are not just for members! Everyone is welcome to come along for an eclectic mix of astronomy related talks.

2014

Date Speaker Title
     
10th Oct

Rodney Hillier

What could have caused inflation in the very early universe?

17th Oct Peter Quin My life as an astronut
24th Oct Prof Diana Worrall The Biggest Black Holes
31st Oct Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members
7th Nov

Dr Martin Griffiths

Prof Matt Griffin

The hazards of asteroid impacts on the Earth

Please note that the original speaker can no longer attend, Prof Matt Griffin will now be speaking

14th Nov Telescope Surgery Society members and members of the public can bring their telescope for a relaxed evening of help, advice and observing (if the weather permits)
21st Nov Peter Jones  William Herschel
28th Nov Jerry Workman  Asteroids
5th Dec Bob Mizon Stars over the Nile
12th Dec Christmas Party  

 

2015 

Date Speaker Title
9th Jan Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members  Cancelled due to venue unavailability
16th Jan Dr Haley Gomez

New insights into the dusty universe

Speaker cancelled due to illness. This will now be a members talk night

Venue - St Albans Church Hall, Bayswater Ave, Redland BS6 7NU. Google directions from the Grammar School to the Church can be found here.

23rd Jan Guy Hurst

George Alcock - his life and achievements, an amazing observer

Venue - St Albans Church Hall, Bayswater Ave, Redland BS6 7NU. Google directions from the Grammar School to the Church can be found here.

30th Jan Will Gater

Secrets of Celestial Light

6th Feb Dr Robert Massey  Comets
13th Feb Andrew McLean Dark Matter
20th Feb AGM  
27th Feb Prof Mark Birkinshaw Giant radio bursts - observations in radio astronomy
6th March Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members
13th Mar Dr David Boyd Doing Science in your back garden . Measuring Variable Stars
20th Mar Nick Hart  Astrophotography
27th Mar Dr Lee McDonald Isaac Roberts and E E Barnard and the Mysterious Nebulae
10th Apr Andrew Wilson My first steps into astro-spectroscopy
17th Apr Spring Social Bring-and-buy sale, small buffet and astronomy chit-chat
24th Apr David Woods Portable Imaging Systems
1st May Andrew Lound A Mars Odyssey
8th May Dr Joanna Dunkley The Dark Universe
15th May Planetarium Visit Members only visit to 3D Planetarium in At-Bristol.
22nd May Dr Roger Moses Newton Rules!
29th May Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members
5th June Prof. David Southwood The Cassini-Huygens Mission
12th June Dr. Haley Gomez New insights into the dusty universe

As normal over the summer period, from 12th June to 25th September 2015, meetings will be held once a fortnight and will be talks given by BAS members. Please check the Google calendar before each meeting for more details on the night.

26th June

 

Members Night

 

Dr Rodney Hillier Tribute evening.

Please join us in an evening of rememberance of our Vice President, Dr Rodney Hillier, ( more information).

10th July Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members
24th July Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members
7th August Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members
21st August   Summer party evening
4th Sept. Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members
18th Sept. Members Talk Night

Night of informal talks from BAS members

2nd Oct Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members