Latest Past Events

SWHAS Monthly Meeting Feb 2021

Online Event

OSIRIS-REx: To Bennu and Back - John Maclean  "As UK Mission Ambassador for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission to asteroid Bennu, John is in a unique position to tell you the inside story of this incredible mission. In this talk you will be introduced to the mission, including details of the mission plan, the […]

SWHAS Monthly Meeting Jan 2021

Online Event

Astronomical Instrumentation before the Telescope - Mike Leggett There were many astronomical instruments before the introduction of the astronomical telescope.  After a brief historical introduction, Mike will talk about some of these instruments and their uses: • Observational/measuring tools, including Ptolemy's Rules, Jacob's Staff and Quadrant • Astronomical devices used to represent the sky, including […]

SWHAS Monthly Meeting Oct. 2020

Online Event

Friday  30 October 2020 at 20:00 – 21:30 GMT “A VIRTUAL TOUR OF MY HOME OBSERVATORY” – IAIN MELVILLE. Iain will take us on a tour of his observatory, including a brief chat about the computer running things  –  a RaspBerry Pi. He will talk about the choice of cameras, filters, etc. and what is […]