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Calendar of AAS Events for 2023/2024

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

Date

Event

Location

     
2024-Feb-27
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting in-person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill (from 07:15)
also available online to members, via Zoom (from 07:30)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2024-Mar-12
(Tue)

In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:00pm
Meeting/Talk  

"Stability of the Solar System and Chaos” 

by Dr Nicolas Rubido, Lecturer at the Institute of Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology, Aberdeen University

RGC (Stevenson Lecture Theatre), Aberdeen, 7 pm 
(Directions to RGC)
 
Is the solar system stable? 
Will the planets elliptical orbits eventually come undone? 

This talk will explore these topical issues! 

2024-Mar-26
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting in-person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill (from 07:15)
also available online to members, via Zoom (from 07:30)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
    
 
Past Events (2023//2024)    
2023-Sep-12
(Tue)

In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:00pm
Meeting/Talk  

"SETI, the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence - a historical perspective” 

by Neville Browne, AAS Member

RGC (Stevenson Lecture Theatre), Aberdeen, 7 pm 
(Directions to RGC)
 

2023-Sep-26
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting in-person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill (from 07:15)
also available online to members, via Zoom (from 07:30)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2023-Oct-10
(Tue)

In Person (and Online Meeting)

Start 7:00pm
Meeting

"An evening of practical astronomy - getting ready for the upcoming season of night sky viewing” 

RGC (Stevenson Lecture Theatre), Aberdeen, 7 pm 
(Directions to RGC)
 
Meeting Outline :
1) The celestial coordinate system (it's not as hard as it sounds!)
2) A beginners guidance on telescopes, pros and cons, etc.
3) Estimating star magnitudes, a simple guide, and a test for you all to work on at home! 
4) The main things to see in the night sky in Oct to Dec. 
5) A basic starter in night sky photography - images you can easily take for yourself.
6) Q and A, - all those hard questions you have been meaning to ask!

2023-Oct-24
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting in-person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill (from 07:15)
also available online to members, via Zoom (from 07:30)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2023-Nov-14
(Tue)

In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:00pm
Annual John Reid memorial lecture 

"Listening to Einstein's Universe: The Dawn, and Exciting Future, of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” 

by Professor Martin Hendry,  MBE, Professsor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology, and Vice Principal, at the University of Glasgow

RGC (Stevenson Lecture Theatre), Aberdeen, 7 pm 
(Directions to RGC)
 
This will be a fascinating talk by a leading expert in the field, well known for his ability to make leading edge science understandable to everyone - and in this case, it really is cutting edge astronomy!

2023-Nov-28
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting in-person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill (from 07:15)
also available online to members, via Zoom (from 07:30)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2023-Dec-12
(Tue)
In Person and Zoom Meeting

Start 7:30pm
AAS Christmas Quiz 
at Bettridge Centre

Obviously best in Person
(so bring a dish & snacks etc)
Meting in-person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill (from 07:15)
also available online to members, via Zoom (from 07:30)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)

Festive Christmas Quiz 
2024-Jan-09
(Tue)

In Person and Zoom Meeting

Start 7:00pm
Meeting/Talk  

"Quantum Gravity in Astronomy” 

by Dr Charles Wang, Reader in Physics and Cruikshank lecturer in Astronomy in Dept of Physics, Aberdeen University

RGC (Stevenson Lecture Theatre), Aberdeen, 7 pm 
(Directions to RGC)
 
Quantum gravity and general relativity are the two foundations of modern physics. Recent Nobel Prize winning work on gravitational waves and black holes confirm general relativity as the best theory of gravity. This talk explores how gravitational waves are opening up a new approach to helping solving the mystery of quantum gravity. 

This talk is opportune, given the talk we had in November fron Prof. Martin Hendry of Glasgow University on gravitational waves. Both Martin's work and that of Charles Wang are some of the most exciting work being done currently in astronomy. 

2024-Jan-23
(Tue)
In Person and Online Meeting

Start 7:30pm
Informal Meeting
Meeting in-person at Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill (from 07:15)
also available online to members, via Zoom (from 07:30)

(Directions to Bettridge Centre)
2024-Feb-13
(Tue)

Zoom Meeting
Only

Start 7:00pm
Meeting/Talk  

"The Sun, solar activity, and the many space and ground-based telescopes that observe it” 

by Dr Hamish Reid, Lecturer in Solar Physics at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, London

Zoom Only Meeting
 
Hamish's research focuses on understanding the rapid acceleration & expulsion of near relativistic electrons from the Sun. 

Note that this is a Zoom Only Meeting

    
 

 

Meetings/Talks 2nd Tuesday of Month unless otherwise stated,
 7:30pm start unless otherwise stated
On ZOOM (directions to RGC - if/ when meetings resume) 
Meetings at Bettridge Centre  4th Tuesday of Month (except Dec),  
 7:30pm start unless otherwise stated
(directions to Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill
In Person (from 07:15) and via ZOOM (from 07:30)
Dark Sky Observing -  Knockburn Loch. Look out for notices from Neal Weston
AAS Members Only
 
 
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