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Calendar of AAS Events for 2021/2022

Please note that AAS Meetings will gradually return to in-person meeting in Autumn 2021, starting with Betteride Meeting on 28th September.  Meetings will also be available online to members via zoom.

Please look out for further notices regarding in-person meetings 
   (look out for notices here and on
aberdeenastro.groups.io )

Date

Event

Location

     
2022-Aug-23
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:15pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person  at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom (7:30)
(7:15 to 9:30pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Sep-13
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk 
"The search for extra-terrestrial life (exact title TBA)." by
Richard Shaw, Airdrie Astronomical Association:

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Sep-27
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:15pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person  at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom (7:30)
(7:15 to 9:30pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Oct-11
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk 
"Ptolemy - a legacy that lasted over 1400 years!" by
Neville Browne, AAS

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Oct-25
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:15pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person  at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom (7:30)
(7:15 to 9:30pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Nov-8
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk  
John Reid Memorial Lecture

"Title TBA" by
Prof. Javier Martin-Torres, University of Aberdeen. Dept Planetary Sciences/Mars missions

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Nov-22
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:15pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person  at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom (7:30)
(7:15 to 9:30pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Oct-11
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Christmas Quiz 
"Christmas Quiz" 
by
Torcuill Torrance

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

    
 
Past Events (2021/2022)    
2021-Sep-14
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk
"What Atoms Tell Us About Galaxies" by Dr Gareth Few, University of Hull

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2021-Sep-28
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting in Person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
(7:30 to 9:30pm)
also available online to members, via Zoom

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2021-Oct-12
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk
"The Sun and the Northern Lights" by Martin Lunn

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

NB. Anyone is welcome to become a member, please see our contact page for details.

2021-Oct-26
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:00pm
Informal Meeting


(note change in start time)

Meeting in Person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
(7:00 to 9:30pm)
also available online to members, via Zoom

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2021-Nov-09
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
The inaugural John Reid Memorial Lecture
“The Dark Universe” by Prof. Catherine Heymans, Astronomer Royal for Scotland

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2021-Nov-23
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:00pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting in Person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
(7:00 to 9:30pm)
also available online to members, via Zoom

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2021-Dec-14
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
AAS Christmas Quiz 
by Torcuill Torrance

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Jan-11
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Members Talks 
"From Calton Hill to the Camera Obscura - a historic ramble through 18th & 19th Century Scottish Astronomy" by Neville Brown 
&  
"Revisiting old star friends and meeting new ones - astrometry, photometry and spectroscopy"  by David Richards

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Jan-25
(Tue)
Online Meeting 
(and In Person ??)

Start 7:00pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting Online to members, via Zoom 
and In Person ( (if  Covid regulations allow) at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
(7:00 to 9:00pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Feb-08
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk 
"Extreme Astronomy - observing the Universe under Hawaiian skies" by Dr. Darren Baskill, Sussex University

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Feb-22
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:00pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person (if  Covid regulations allow) at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom 
(7:00 to 9:00pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Mar-08
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk 
"Astrophotography Adventures"
by Nik Szymanek

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Mar-22
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:00pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person (if  Covid regulations allow) at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom 
(7:00 to 9:00pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Apr-12
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk 
"Quark Stars and Strange Matter" by Paul Fellows, Cambridge Astronomical Association

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Apr-26
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:15pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person  at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom (7:30)
(7:15 to 9:30pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-May-10
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk 
"Comet Tales: Thomas Hardy, Literature and Astronomy, 1850 to the Twentieth Century" by Prof. Randall Stevenson, Edinburgh University

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

This talk is all about how the Victorians perceived the night sky with a string of bright comets causing a great sensation.

2022-May-24
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:15pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person  at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom (7:30)
(7:15 to 9:30pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Jun-14
(Tue)
Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Meeting/Talk 
"Astronomical Alchemy" by Gordon Mackie, Caithness Astronomy Group (CAG)

This meeting will be held online (Zoom) and limited to AAS members only.  
 (7:30 to 9:30pm)

2022-Jun-28
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:15pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person  at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom (7:30)
(7:15 to 9:30pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2022-Jul-26
(Tue)
In Person and
Online Meeting 

Start 7:15pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting In Person  at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill 
and Online to members, via Zoom (7:30)
(7:15 to 9:30pm)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
    
 

 

Meetings/Talks 2nd Tuesday of Month unless otherwise stated,
 7:30pm start unless otherwise stated
(directions to RGC - for when meetings resume) 
Meetings at Bettridge Centre  4th Tuesday of Month (except Dec),  
 7:30pm start unless otherwise stated
(directions to Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill
Dark Sky Observing -  Knockburn Loch. Look out for notices from Neal Weston
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