The RAS is holding the first John Brown Memorial Lecture in honour of our late Honorary President and Astronomer Royal for Scotland. The event will be held in the Wolfson Medical School Building (Yudowitz room) on University Avenue G12 8QQ. We have been told that it's not a very large lecture theatre so booking early is advised. We have asked it be streamed online, details for this will be provided nearer the time. The lecture starts at 1700 and runs until 2000. You can watch the livestream using this link or book to attend the event in person using Eventbrite.
This month we have the ASG's John Brown Memorial Lecture given by Mr Robert Law - "The History of Skylab". Further details will be provided nearer the time.
The lecture will start at 1930 and will be held in Room 6.41 in the Royal College building, University of Strathclyde
The Eric Tomney Memorial Observatory (ETMO) will be officially opened on Saturday 30th September 2023 by Prof. Martin Hendry of University of Glasgow.
Events start from 12 noon with lectures in the theatre in the Mugdock Visitor Centre courtyard followed by the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting from 1400.
After the ceremony there will be observatory tours and equipment demonstrations. There will also be solar telescopes setup to allow safe viewing of the sun, sunspots and other solar features, all this is weather permitting. ASG merchandise and memberships will be available during the day.
In the evening, again weather permitting, we will have telescopes setup for night-time viewing. Events will finish at 2200, or earlier if the weather is not kind to us. Photo by Eileen Gibson.
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