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Programme for 2016-2017

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1.9.16
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
The Planets for Beginners by Honor Wheeler
8.9.16
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
The Milky Way for Beginners - a general guide and how it is linked to the M2 by Rita Whiting
15.9.16
Full & Ordinary Members
Gravitational Waves - The Discovery That Took 100 Years!
Barry Kellet, RAL.
22.9.16
All Members
Society Night
29.9.16
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
The Name Game by Rita Whiting
29.9.16
to
3.10.16
All
Kelling Heath Autumn Star Party 2016.
Norfolk
4.10.16
Committee
Committee Meeting - postponed.
6.10.16
Full & Ordinary Members
The Existence of Black Holes - From 'Dark Stars' to Galactic Nuclei
Barry Kellet, RAL.
11.10.16
Committee
Committee Meeting
13.10.16
Full & Ordinary Members
Imaging the Southern Sky
Nick James, BAA.
20.10.16
All Members
Informal Meeting WITH A DIFFERENCE!
During part of the evening there will be an 'experimental' lecture given by Roger Dymock of the BAA on 'Comets - How to observe and image them'.
The word 'experimental' has been used because the lecture will be delivered using Skype which the Society has never tried before. All members are welcome to attend but please bear in mind this is an experiment and may not be successful due to technical reasons.
27.10.16
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
Kerb Your Enthusiasm - Misadventures in Imaging by Diane Clarke
3.11.16
Full & Ordinary Members
HOY-CAPS update - including a question and answer session about Star Formation & Stellar Clusters
SO HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS READY!!!!

Dr Dirk Froebrich, University of Kent
10.11.16
All Members
Society Night & AGM - *CANCELLED DUE TO POWER CUT AT PAVILION*
17.11.16
Full & Ordinary Members
Bring your factor 27 million sun cream: The interaction between light and matter, from stars to planets
Dr Thomas Haworth, Imperial College London.
24.11.16
All Members
Society Night & AGM
26.11.16
All Members
Observing Evening - Cancelled due to poor weather
8pm until 11pm at the pavilion.
1.12.16
Full & Ordinary Members
From the ISS to the surface of Mars
Dr John Mason MBE, BAA.
3.12.16
All Members
Observing Evening + Public Open Evening 8pm until 11pm at the pavilion
Please note that observing is weather dependent and will be cancelled if the forecast is for poor weather on that evening.
8.12.16
Full & Ordinary Members
Astronomy, adventure & money in the life of Captain, Dr Edmond Halley RN, FRS
Dr. Allan Chapman, Oxford.
10.12.16
All
BAA Christmas Lecture - tickets must be booked.
15.12.16
All Members
CMHASD Quiz Night hosted by Mr David Grist
22.12.16
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
29.12.16

Informal Meeting
5.1.17
Full & Ordinary Members
Nasa's Juno Mission to Jupiter
Ali Suliaman
7.1.17
All Members
Observing Evening - Cancelled due to poor weather forecast
8pm until 11pm at the pavilion.
Please note that observing is weather dependent and will be cancelled if the forecast is for poor weather on that evening.
11.1.17
All
CMHASD will be attending 'Star Gazing at Hall Place'.
Hall Place & Gardens, Bourne Road, Dartford. DA5 1PQ
Please note: Tickets must be purchased at http://www.bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk/events/star-gazing/
7pm to 8.30pm
Click here to see photos of the evening.
12.1.17
Full & Ordinary Members
The Ferret of Comets'; Charles Messier, comet-hunter and nebula recorder
Dr. Allan Chapman, Oxford.
19.1.17
All Members
Society Night
26.1.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Art & Astronomy Pt 2

Barry Kellet, RAL.
28.1.17
All Members

Observing Evening - Cancelled due to poor Weather Forecast

8pm until 11pm at the pavilion.
Please note that observing is weather dependent and will be cancelled if the forecast is for poor weather on that evening.
2.2.17
All Members
Observing Evening
4.2.17
All Members
Observing Evening - Cancelled due to poor Weather Forecast
8pm until 11pm at the pavilion.
Please note that observing is weather dependent and will be cancelled if the forecast is for poor weather on that evening.
9.2.17
All Members
Observing Evening / Committee meeting Now an Informal Meeting due to poor Weather Forecast
16.2.17
All Members
Observing Evening / Informal Meeting
23.2.17
All Members

Observing Evening - Cancelled Due To Storm Doris

25.2.17
All Members

Observing Evening

8pm until 11pm at the pavilion.
Please note that observing is weather dependent and will be cancelled if the forecast is for poor weather on that evening.
2.3.17
Full & Ordinary Members
Title: Graphite & Silicone Sketching the deep sky & Imaging the planets with a Dobsonian
First part will run for approx 30 mins & second for about 45, Martin Lewis, Sky Inspector.
4.3.17
All Members

Observing Evening

8pm until 11pm at the pavilion. Cancelled Due To Expected Weather Front

Please note that observing is weather dependent and will be cancelled if the forecast is for poor weather on that evening.
9.3.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Photographing The Night Sky

Nik Szymanek F.R.A.S, Nik is also willing to answer image processing questions
16.3.17
Full & Ordinary Members
The Art Of Astrophotography
Professor Ian Morison, Jodrell Bank.
23.03.17
25.03.17
All MembersAll Members
Society Night
Observing Evening 20.00hrs (8pm) Onwards Friends & Family Welcome
30.3.17
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
6.4.17
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
7.4.17
to
9.4.17
All
The BAA Winchester Weekend
Sparsholt College
Hampshire
13.4.17
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
20.4.17
All
13 Journey's Through Space & Time,
Mr Colin Stuart, Author
20th to 24th
April 2017
All
Kelling Heath Spring Star Party 2017
Norfolk
27.04.17
Full & Ordinary Members
Understanding the First Stars and Galaxies in the era of the Square Kilometer Array
Dr Catherine Watkinson, Imperial College.
04.05.17
06.05.17
All
All

Small bodies of the Solar System

Professor Carolin Crawford, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.
Trevithicks Industrial Dartford Celebration
11.05.17
All Members
Society Night
18.05.17
Full & Ordinary Members
Using The Arecibo Radiotelescope ' Live'
Dr Matthew Smith
25.05.17
All

Beyond the Moon & Mars, Earth II, a new home for mankind (approx 45mins)

Roger Dymock BAA This will be another skype talk from Roger
01.06.17
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
08.06.17
Full & Ordinary Members
Latest News from the Gas Giants
Dr John Mason MBE, BAA.
15.06.17
Full & Ordinary Members
Space Dogs, The true story of Russia's canine cosmonauts
Ms Caroline Beevis
22.06.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Interacting & Active Galaxies

Mr William Joyce FRAS
29.06.17
All Members
Society Night
06.07.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Who really invented the telescope?

Dr David Whitehouse Author
13.07.17
Full & Ordinary Members

The interstellar medium: birth place of new stars

Dr Ilse De Looze Inst of Astronomy
15/16.07.17
All
Dartford Festival
20.07.17
22.07.17
Full & Basic MembersAll Members
Informal Meeting
5th Anniversary of the Society at the Pavilion BBQ
27.07.17
03.08.17
10.08.17
12-13.08.17
13.08.17
17.08.1724.08.1728.08.17
31.08.17
07.09.17
14.09.17
21.09.17

Full & Basic Members
All
All
Full & Basic Members
All
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
Informal Meeting
Informal Meeting
Observing the Perseids (weather permitting)
Solar Observing At Hall Place 11.00 - 15.00
Informal Meeting
Informal Meeting
Solar observing at the pavilion 11.00 - 15.00

Informal Meeting Visualise the size Hosted by Rita Whiting & Andy Barber
Informal Meeting
Informal Meeting
Informal Meeting
CMHASD - Programme2016-2017