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Future Events at Crayford and in the wider UK Amateur Astronomical Community

Up and coming events for 2012 - 2013

We have moved to a new home at Sutton-at-Hone, see other pages of the website for details of the venue.
All Astronomy students, past, present, beginners and advanced are welcome.

The membership column in the table below indicates the type of member that can come along as part of their membership, if you membership does not include a meeting you can still come along but will be asked to pay an entrance fee detailed in the membership pages.

Date
Membership
Event
13/09/12
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
13/09/12
Fri - Mon
All Members
Kelling Heath Star Party


New Lecture Season
20/09/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture TBC
Nick James BAA
22/09/12
BAA Members
BAA Observers' Workshop
10:30 - 17:30
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DU
27/09/12
All Members
Society Night
Meet and discuss astronomy, find out what other members are doing, what to look out for in the night sky or present your latest observations.
Open to all Members
04/10/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Did the Moon sink the Titanic
Mr Barry Kellett RAL
07/10/12
BAA Members
BAA Back to Basics Workshop
09:30 - 17:30
Bedford School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford. MK40 2TU
11/10/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan: a personal view
Prof. David Southwood Imperial/RAS/etc.
18/10/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
The History of CMHAS
Mr Richard Chambers
25/10/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Why is gravity such a puzzle?
Prof. Mike Cruise RAS/Uni of Birmingham
31/10/12
BAA Members
BAA AGM
17:30 - 20:00
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DU
01/11/12
All Members
Society Night and AGM
Meet and discuss astronomy, find out what other members are doing, what to look out for in the night sky or present your latest observations.
AGM will take about 45 minutes of the proceedings.
Open to all Members
08/11/12
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
15/11/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Getting the measure of stars
Mr Norman Walker
22/11/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Are we Alone? The search for life beyond the Earth.
Prof. Ian Morison Jodrell Bank
29/11/12
All Members
Society Night
Meet and discuss astronomy, find out what other members are doing, what to look out for in the night sky or present your latest observations.
Open to all Members
06/12/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
John & Henry Draper: Pioneers of astronomical photography & spectroscopy
Dr Allan Chapman Oxford
13/12/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Gravitational Lensing
Dr Daniel Mortlock Imperial
20/12/12
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
27/12/12

No Meeting
03/01/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
In the unlikely event it is clear bring your telescopes along as we will be observing
08/01/13
Public
BBC Stargazing Live with the BBC, BAA and BSIA (Baker Street Irregular Astronomers)
6:30pm The Hub Regents Park (use the Monkey Gate (see map))
note: 9th and 10th are held in reserve if rain (not cloud) is expected.
10/01/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture

Does Antimatter Matter?

Mr Barry Kellett RAL
17/01/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
TBC
Dr Allan Chapman Oxford
19/01/13
All Members Families and Friends
Stargazing Live Star Party
To celebrate BBC Star Gazing Live, we will be holding a Star party (all weathers) at the pavilion for members past and present (including beginners course students past and present), their families and the Sutton-at-Hone Councillors. Please bring Telescopes etc.
24/01/13
All Members
Society Night
Meet and discuss astronomy, find out what other members are doing, what to look out for in the night sky or present your latest observations.
Open to all Members
30/01/12
All BAA members
BAA Ordinary Meeting
17:30 - 20:00
Burlington House Piccadilly, London W1J0DU
31/01/12
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
MESSENGER at Mercury and Dawn at Vesta
Dr John Mason BAA
07/02/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Origin of Planetary Aurorae
Dr Nick Achilleos UCL
08/02/13 -
15/02/13
Public
CPRE Star Count Campaign
08/02/13
09/02/13
All Members
Astrofest - public astronomy conference tickets available here...
http://europeanastrofest.com/
14/02/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Andrew Ainslie Common: The First Modern Astronomer
David Arditti BAA
15/02/13
All Members
Observing Evening at the Pavilion - to see close approach of 2012DA14
more details here (including links to maps - please print and bring along)
21/02/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
28/02/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
The Unity of Physics
Dr Fay Dowker
If you missed this lecture you can see the same lecture given to the Perimeter Institute in the USA on youtube
02/03/13
BAA Members
Deep Sky Section Meeting
Cheltenham
10:00 - 17:00 Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, Glocestershire, GLS1 4TB
07/03/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Life in the Cosmos: Why the solar system is a biological environment
TBC
Dr Paul Murdin Cambridge
12/03/13
Full & Basic Members
Observing comet PanSTARRS C/2011 L4
see here for details
14/03/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
21/03/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture - POSTPONED - This will be a informal night
TBC
Dr Robert Smith University of Sussex
27/03/13
BAA Members
Ordinary & Special General Meeting
17:30 - 20:00 Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DU
28/03/13
All Members
Society Night
Meet and discuss astronomy, find out what other members are doing, what to look out for in the night sky or present your latest observations.
Open to all Members
04/04/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
05/04/13-
07/04/13
BAA Members
BAA Winchester Weekend
Sparsholt College, Winchester, SO21 2NF

This starts Friday Evening, but many of us take Friday off to travel stopping for a pub lunch (12:00) enroute at
The Withies, Withies Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1JA 01483421158
11/04/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
11/04/13 -15/04/13
All Members
Kelling Heath Star Party
18/04/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
TBC
Dr Carolin Crawford Inst of Astronomy
25/04/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture

Dr Alan Longstaff ROG
27/04/13
BAA Members
One Day Meeting, South Downs Planetarium, Chichester
10:00-17:30 "Comets and fuzzy objects"
02/05/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Observing the Moon
Prof Bill Leatherbarrow BAA
11/05/13
All Members
Dartford Steam Show
Dartford Park
We have a stand at the Dartford Steam show, all members will be welcome, if you have a solar scope and are willing to use it to show the public please let Honor know.
09/05/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
Mysteries of the Aurora
Dr John Mason BAA
17/05/13 - 18/05/13
All Members
International Astronomy Show
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1XN
8 lectures
see website for more details
16/05/13
All Members
Society Night
Meet and discuss astronomy, find out what other members are doing, what to look out for in the night sky or present your latest observations.
Open to all Members
23/05/13
All Members
Lecture - Special Lecture available to all members

Prof. Peter Hindle
29/05/13
BAA Members
Ordinary Meeting & George Alcock Memorial Lecture
17:30 - 20:00 Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J ODU
30/5/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
06/06/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
13/06/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
15/06/13
All Members
Webb Deep Sky Society Meeting
10:00 - 17:30 Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
15/06/13
All Members
Jodrell Bank Trip - Joint Trip with Oprington AS who are organising, £40, 5am start! Contact Julian if you are interested, attendance is subject to space on coach.
20/06/13
Full & Ordinary Members
Lecture
TBC
Dr Robert Smith
27/06/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
27/06/12
BAA Members
BAA Exhibition Meeting Manchester
10:00-17:30 Manchester Metropolitan University
04/07/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
11/07/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
18/07/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
20/07/13
21/07/13
All Members
Dartford Summer Festival
The Society will have a stand at this show and will be showing the public the Sun.
Dartford Park
25/07/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
01/08/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
08/08/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
15/08/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
22/08/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
29/08/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
05/09/13
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
06/09/13 -
08/09/13
BAA Members
BAA Weekend Meeting Bristol
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