BAS Meetings and Programme of Events for 2016-2017

 
Normally all Friday meetings will be held at Bristol Photographic Society (BPS), Unit 13, Montpelier Central, Station Road, Montpelier, BS6 5EE. Click here for  directions to BPS 
 
Members Talk Nights are not just for members! Everyone is welcome to come along for an eclectic mix of astronomy related talks given by BAS members.
 
We also plan to run one or two of our popular Telescope Surgery events (25 Nov. 2016 and 17 March 2017) where you can bring your telescopes and equipment and get expert tips and training on how best to use them. 
 
Please check here, regularly, in case of any changes or updates to the programme.

2016

23rd September   

Group visit to BAS observatory or

Members Talk Night               

Group visit to BAS Failand Observatory - leaving BPS at 7:15pm sharp, lift-share possible if you don't have a car. This event will be dependent on the weather - if inclement then we will run a regular Members Talk Night.

Start of 2016-2017 New Progamme

Date Speaker Title
7th October Stephen Serjeant

The Rodney Hillier tribute talk

The Dark Side. 

14th October Jonathan Gale Patterns in the Sky - Exploring and Observing Asterisms.
21st October Members talk night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
28th October Jane Greaves Pluto.
4th November Mark Woodland Exoplanets - Discovering Other Worlds
11th November Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
18th November Robert Massey Watching The Heavens - Astronomical imaging by hand and with detectors.
25th November Telescope Surgery Get advice on buying, using, and getting the most from your telescope and binoculars at our regular hands-on event.
2nd December Steven Davies Star Formation and how we Observe it.
9th December Winter Party Including our annual astronomy quiz, buffet and entertainment.
16th December No meeting  
23rd December Christmas holiday - No meeting  
30th December Christmas holiday - No meeting  

2017

Date Speaker Title
6th January  No meeting  
13th January Members Talk Night A night of informal talks from BAS members including Christmas Presents show and tell.
20th January Mike Frost Isaac Newton and the Surrey Pumas.
27th January Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
3rd February David Love Kepler and the Universe
10th February Carole Mundell TBD
17th February Members Talk Night/BAS star party - Cancelled Please note that the replacement Star Party as well as the Members Talk Night is cancelled due to poor weather. There will be no meeting this evening.
24th February AGM Annual General Meeting and election of BAS Committee.
3rd March Michael Perryman A billion stars in three dimensions: ESA's Hipparcos and Gaia projects.
10th March Prof Nigel Mason OBE Astrobiology; Exploring the Origins of Life.
17th March Telscope Surgery Get advice on buying, using, and getting the most from your telescope and binoculars at our regular hands-on event.
24th March John Ives Zero-Gravity.
31st March Christopher Taylor Double Stars: visual delights, observational challenges, astrodynamical testbeds.
7th April Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
14th April Good Friday - no meeting  
21st April Ian Morison The Art of Astrophotography
28th April Lucy Berthoud TBD
5th May Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
12th May Prof. Mark Birkinshaw TBD
19th May Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
26th May Stephen Fairhurst Observing Blackhole Mergers
2nd June Andrew Lound  
9th June Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
16th June Prof. David Southwood BAS Presidential Address.
23rd June No meeting  

(P) - Provisional Title  (TBD) - Title to be defined

As normal over the summer period, from 23rd June to 29th September 2017, meetings will be held once a fortnight and will be talks given by BAS members. Please check here regularly for more details.

07 July Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
21 July Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
04 August Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
18 August Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
01 September Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
15 September Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.
29 September Members Talk Night Night of informal talks from BAS members.