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Calendar of AAS Events for 2017

Meetings at RGC Aberdeen,  start at 7 pm unless otherwise stated (directions to RGC
Meetings at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill start at 7 pm unless otherwise stated (directions to Bettridge Centre
 

Date

Event

Location

     
2017-Feb-28
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Mar-14
(Tue)
Meeting/Talk  
"Developing tools for Planetary Sample Retrieval" by
Dr Patrick Harkness, Senior Lecturer in Systems Power and Energy at Glasgow University 
RGC, Aberdeen, 7 pm
(Directions to RGC)

Patrick's main areas of interest and expertise include the use of gravity to aid space travel, different types of space vehicles and the equipment used to collect samples during missions with landers. 

2017-Mar-28
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Apr-18
(Tue)
Note: One week later than usual meeting.
Meeting/Talk  
"Finding, and characterising, planets around other stars"
by Ken Rice, Professor of Computational Astrophysics, Institute for Astronomy, The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
RGC, Aberdeen, 7 pm
(Directions to RGC)

Ken's main research interest is in theoretical and computational astrophysics,  focusing primarily on the evolution of accretion discs and how this relates to the formation of stars and planets. (more about Ken Rice)
2017-Apr-25
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-May-23
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Jun-27
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Jul-25
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Aug-22
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
     
2017/2018     
2017-Sep-26
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Oct-24
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Nov-28
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Dec   Note : No meeting at Bettridge Centre in December
     
Past Events    
2016-Sep-13
(Tue)
Meeting/Talk on "Weak gravitational lensing in the dark Universe"
by Alexandra Amon, University of Edinburgh.
RGC, Aberdeen, 7 pm
(Directions to RGC)

Light always travels in straight lines. But mass distorts the fabric of space itself, allowing light to appear to bend around massive objects. This talk will look at how tiny deviations of light over cosmic scales can be used to probe otherwise invisible mass in the dark universe.

2016-Sep-27
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2016-Oct-04
(Tue)
Note: One week earlier than usual meeting.
Dark Sky site visit 
(Practical Observing) 

Meeting not held due to bad weather (cloud)

Knockburn Loch (Directions TBA)
(Note:  RGC not available in October due to school holidays)

2016-Oct-25
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2016-Nov-08
(Tue)
Meeting/Talk  
"Solar Observing in White Light and H-alpha" by Lyn Smith Director, BAA Solar Section.
RGC, Aberdeen, 7 pm
(Directions to RGC)
2016-Nov-22
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2016-Dec-13
(Tue)
Meeting - Christmas Quiz & Food  RGC, Aberdeen, 7 pm
(Directions to RGC)
2016-Dec   Note : No meeting at Bettridge Centre in December
2017-Jan-10
(Tue)
Meeting/Talk  
"The Secret Lives of Galaxies" by Dr. Anne-Marie Weijmans, Lecturer / Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews 
RGC, Aberdeen, 7 pm
(Directions to RGC)

Discusses what galaxies are, what different types of galaxies there are, how galaxies get shaped through their environment, and modern research including the MaNGA survey

2017-Jan-24
(Tue)
Informal Meeting
( observing afterwards if clear)
Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, 7-9pm 
(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2017-Feb-07
(Tue)
Note: One week earlier than usual meeting.
Meeting/Talk  
"Sounding out the Sun and Stars" by Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher from Glasgow University
RGC, Aberdeen, 7 pm
(Directions to RGC)

A talk that looks what is known about the inside of the sun and stars
    
 

 

Meetings at RGC start at 7 pm unless otherwise stated
Meetings at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill start at 7pm unless otherwise stated
 
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