‘Your Universe’ outreach festival of Astronomy at UCL

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

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 , United Kingdom

*** 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 , United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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, United Kingdom

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, United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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 […]

SWHAS Monthly Meeting Apr 2023

Royal Masonic School Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Deep Sky Objects by Graham Marett More information on our Astronomy Events page The meeting will also include a news item of interest and a tour of the night sky.  We will be meeting at the RMS as well as online via Zoom. Zoom details will be emailed to members a few days before the […]

The JUICE Mission: Revealing the mysteries of Jupiter’s icy moons

Online Event , United Kingdom

          The Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck is delighted to announce the third event in their Adventures in Planetary Science public engagement series 'The JUICE mission: Revealing the mysteries of Jupiter's icy moons', taking place on Thursday 25th May 2023, starting at 5pm. This will be a virtual event held […]

SWHAS Monthly Meeting May 2023

Royal Masonic School Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Join us for our AGM & Members Images Meeting in the Cadogan House Hall at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth. The Meeting will also include a BRING & BUY stall where you can sell your unwanted astro kit or find a great deal from what's for sale from others. Come early to avoid […]

BAA Comet Section Meeting

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Romney Road, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

This is a face-to-face section meeting that will take place at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.               The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in comets. For further details about the talks and to book your place please visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/baa/889333 (£6 adult BAA members / £8 […]

SWHAS Monthly Meeting September 2023

Royal Masonic School Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

The Sky At Night - By Gordon Rogers                 "The Sky at Night, with a Laugh"             "As a keen amateur astronomer this talk covers astronomical topics of contemporary interest both amateur and professional. I have a passion for Deep Space imaging and […]