BAA Historical Section meeting - Saturday 26th May 2018

The BAA are holding a Historical Section meeting in Stirling on Saturday 26th May 2018.  The cost is £5 for BAA members and £10 for non-members, including refreshments but not lunch.  More information is available here:

Public lectures for the 2018-2019 session

The ASG lecture series for the 2017-2018 session is now complete.  The ASG's free public lectures for the 2018-19 session are as follows, the dates and titles are shown below.  These are normally held in Room 6.41 Royal College, Strathclyde University unless otherwise advised.  Access is via the Montrose Street entrance, take the lift to Level 3, exit the lift and take the 2nd set of steps on your left, go through the double glass doors.  Room 6.41 is on your left approximately half way along the corridor.  The lectures start at 7:30pm and are preceded from 6:45pm by either a presentation on the month's skywatching highlights or by a social event giving you the opportunity to meet other members.

Thursday 20th September 2018 Topic - Gravitational Waves
The Eric Tomney Lecture
Dr Peter Murray, Research Fellow, Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow
Thursday 18th October 2018 Topic – Radio astronomy
Dr Rene Breton, Lecturer in Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Thursday 15th November 2018 "Space Resources: engineering beyond planetary boundaries"
Prof Colin McInnes, James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science, University of Glasgow
Thursday 20th December 2018 "Black Holes, Black Magic and Interstellar Travel – how general relativity could help Santa span the galaxy"
Prof John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, University of Glasgow
Thursday 17th January 2019 Topic to be announced
The Tannahill Lecture
Prof Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics. Citizen Science Lead, Department of Astrophysics, University of Oxford
Thursday 21st February 2019 Members' Night Talks
Thursday 21st March 2019 Topic to be announced
Speaker to be announced
Thursday 18th April 2019 Topic to be announced
The Leon Davies Lecture
Prof Brad Gibson, Professor of Astrophysics, Director of E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Hull
Thursday 16th May 2019 "The Geology of Mercury"
Dr Simon Cuthbert, Lecturer in Earth Science, University of the West of Scotland
  This lecture will be followed by the Society Annual General Meeting