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The Advanced Astronomy programme of lectures & Society events at Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford and in the wider UK Amateur Astronomical Community for 2017 - 2018.


CMHASD is very different from most other Astronomical Societies, as we run our own professional advanced astronomy lecture programme and meet every Thursday excluding Christmas week.

The lectures are held on Thursday evenings.

Each week a different lecturer from a University or British Astronomical Association (BAA), Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Royal Astronomical Society, Institute of Astronomy or professional scientist, give a talk on their particular speciality. Thus, not only are the lectures authoritative, but also include the latest information & sometimes prior to its publication.

The membership column in the table below indicates the type of member who can come along as part of their membership. If your 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.

NOTE:
In the early part of the new Educational year it is quite common for our Lecturers not to be sure of the dates they will be available or what subjects they will lecture on - hence there being weeks that have no information and the titles of lectures having 'TBA' written above a lecturer's name in the program timetable. The lectures are highlighted in blue writing.

What you can be sure of is the highest caliber Astronomy lectures.

The 2017/2018 ProgramIf you are new or are thinking about joining the society and want to get a feel for the types of lectures we have had in the past please look at our past programm page or to see a more recent program we have had, click here for last year's 2016/2017 Program
Date
Open To
Planed Event / Lecture



14.09.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Mr Barry Kellett RAL The 30th anniversary of SN1987A



21.09.17
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting



21-25.09.17
All
Kelling Heath Autumn Star Party 2017 Norfolk
http://las-skycamp.org/?tfd=y
28.09.17
All Members
Society Night



28.09-01.102017

ALL
New Scientist Live at Excel London New Scientist Live 28th Sept - 1st Oct 2017, London ExCeL
05.10.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Mr Nick James BAA A Talk of many parts
12.10.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Mr Barry Kellett RAL The 50th anniversary of the discovery of pulsars
13-14.10.17
All
The International Astronomy Show http://www.ukastroshow.com/



19.10.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Ms Caroline Beevis Namibia (this would appear to be covering desert stargazing)
26.10.17
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting



02.11.17
All Members
AGM &
Society Night



08.11.17
All
Observing The Stars At Hall Place from 7pm
https://www.hallplace.org.uk/events/stargazing/



09.11.17
Full & Ordinary Members
Dr Stuart Eves FRAS Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd Space Traffic Control



16.11.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Dr Thomas Haworth Imperial Tom's top 10 ways to die in space
23.11.17
All Members
Society Night



30.11.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Dr John Mason BAA
Probing the structure of the Universe at Fermilab & Homestake Mine Pt 1



07.12.17
Full & Ordinary Members

Dr Allan Chapman FRAS Oxford The origins of astronomy in the ancient world
14.12..17
Full & Ordinary Members

Christmas Quiz Hosted by Mr David Grist with the able assistance of Mr Steve Floodgate
21.12.17
Full & Basic Members

Informal Meeting
28.12.17
Full & Basic Members

Informal Meeting
04.01.18
All Members

Society Night



11.01.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Dr Allan Chapman FRAS Oxford The wonderful century, astronomy in the 20th century



17.01.18
All
Observing The Stars At Hall, Place please click on the link for further information
https://www.hallplace.org.uk/events/stargazing-2/ Click on the link for more details



18.01.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Mr Nick James BAA Meteor Camera Networks
20.01.18
All Members
New year's night out from 7 for 7.30 pm



25.01.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Dr Tony Freeth UCL A New Cosmos for the antikythera mechanism (lecture not to be recorded)



01.02.18
All
Observing Evening



08.02.18
All
Observing Evening
09&10.02
2018
All
Astrofest 2018 Please click on the link for more details
http://europeanastrofest.com/
15.02.18
Full & Basic Members

Informal Meeting



22.02.18
All
Observing Evening



01.03.18

Proposed Observing / Informal Meeting Cancelled due to weather
04.03.18
All
BAA Deep sky section annual meeting
Cancelled due to weather & rescheduled for 22.04.18
08.03.18
Full & Ordinary Members
Dr David Whitehouse Author The Rainbow and Astronomy
10.03.18
All
BAA Back to basics workshop Pleas click on the link for more details https://britastro.org/node/11252
15.03.18
All Members
Society Night
22.03.18
Full & Ordinary Members

The Geology of the Moon Mr William Joyce FRAS
28.03.18
All BAA Members
BAA Ordinary meeting & Special general meeting Burlington Hse
29.03.18
Full & Basic Members

Informal Meeting



05.04.18
Full & Basic Members

Informal Meeting
06-08.04.18
All
BAA Winchester weekend
12.04.18
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting



19.04.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Mr Barry Kellet RAL The Radio Sun
22.04.18
All
BAA Deep sky section annual meeting Please click on the link for more details,
https://britastro.org/node/11440
26.04.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Mr Colin Stuart (Science & Astronomy) Author Weighing the Universe
02.05.18

Committee Meeting
03.05.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Dr Ilse De Looze Institute of Astronomy The problem of dust production in the early universe
05.05.18
All Members
Observing at the pavilion from 8pm
05.05.18
All
BAA One day spring meeting Astrophysics & Astronomy today
https://britastro.org/node/11254#event_booking Please click on the link for more details
10.05.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Postponed due to lecturer being unwell
Dr John Mason
Probing the structure of the Universe at Fermilab & Homestake Mine Pt 2 .
Now an Informal Meeting
12.05.18
All
Trevithicks Industrial Dartford Steam Rally 2018
17.05.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Mr Martin Lewis (sky inspector) Imaging the ISS



24.05.18
Full & Ordinary Members

Matt Bothwell Cambridge Big bangs and big rips, a history of 20th century cosmology
30.05.18
All BAA Members
BAA Ordinary Meeting & George Alcock memorial lecture
31.05.18
Full & Basic Members
Informal Meeting
07.06.18
Full & Ordinary Members
Dr Mat Smith Cardiff University TBA



14.06.18

TBA Mr Guy Hurst



21.06.18

TBA
7-8.07.18
All
BAA Sumner meeting & joint BAAVSS & AAVSO meeting
21.07.18
All Members
Society BBQ ( bring a brolly ) just in case !!