Herschel’s Planet – Mike Foulkes

Royal Masonic School Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

The planet Uranus was discovered by William Herschel on 13 March 1781- the first planet to be discovered since ancient times. This talk will provide a top level overview of the Uranus system including the planet itself, its satellites and rings, both from amateur and professional observations. This description will be set in part, in […]

‘Your Universe’ outreach festival of Astronomy at UCL

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London

Celebrating 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope. UCL’s Your Universe outreach festival of Astronomy takes place on 6th (schools only) and 7th March (public). Meet scientists, try out telescopes and observe the Sun and Moon Evening panel discussion (6:30pm) - 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope Chaired by Francisco Diego For further information […]

An Introduction to Astrophotography – Stephen Heliczer / Martin Weston

Online Event

*** PLEASE NOTE : This will now be an online event. Regrettably all events at the RMS are still suspended until further notice. *** *** Members will receive an email with details of how to join this online talk before 25th September 2020. *** Let Steve and Martin introduce you to the rapidly expanding universe […]

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 […]

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 Jan 2023

Royal Masonic School Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Our next monthly meeting will feature Astrophotographer of the Year - Martin Lewis. Join Martin to find out more about how he won, not one but two accolades in this year's "Astrophotographer of the Year" awards. Martin has loved astronomy since he was a child, and has 50 years of rich experience in astronomical observation. […]

SWHAS Monthly Meeting Feb 2023

Royal Masonic School Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Our next monthly meeting will feature Nick Howes talking about how to solve the problem of Space Debris. Public awareness of the clutter and rubbish humankind is littering our planet and oceans with has never been higher. David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg have firmly established the need to change our behaviour to avoid a catastrophe. […]

SWHAS Monthly Meeting Mar 2023

Online Event

Orion European Service Module – Europe’s Contribution to the Artemis Programme by Siân Cleaver            Talk Synopsis NASA’s Artemis programme will return astronauts to the Moon for the first time in 50 years and mark the start of a new era of human space exploration. Unlike the Apollo missions, the focus […]