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JOURNAL
of the 
Aberdeen and District Astronomical Society
Issue 2 / 1986-87


Foreward;

The second issue of the journal contains as promised more information from observers. I would like to thank all of the contributors of articles and information, contained within these pages. Time did not permit extensive coverage of all our activities and our speakers on the lecture nights over the past 12 months, who were:-

Mr. N Bone  'Astrophotography without a Telescope' Oct 11 1985
Dr. G.S. Hall 'Newton, Einstein and Cosmology'  Dec. 6, 1985
Dr. M. Gadsden  'The Light of the Night Sky'  Jan .24, 1986

All excellent talks and our thanks and appreciation go to each one of them

J. MacNicol (Pres.)


A.D.A.S. Committee;

President     Mr. J. MacNicol
Vice President   Mr. A. Thomson
Secretary   Mr. S. Graham
Treasurer   Mr. R.J. Gilbert
Committee   Mr. R.J. Grassie
  Mr. N.T. Nicol
  Mr. E.J. Donald
  Mr. A. Nicol
  Mr. W. Anderson

MY HOLIDAYS TO AMERICA by W.Anderson

[Article describing W.Anderson's holiday trips to Florida and other locations in the States - not reproduced ]


WHAT CAN YOU DO IN TWENTY MINUTES by A.Nicol

[Article  - not reproduced ]


NATIONAL ASTRONOMY WEEK 1985 by John MacNicol

[Article  - not reproduced ]

 


ASTRO-ACTIVITIES 

CROSSWORD COMPETITION

COMET HALLY PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

[Article  - not reproduced ]

 

In 1981, N.A.W. was geared to coincide with the 200th. anniversary of Sir William Herschel's discovery of the planet Uranus. On the 13th March a campaign commenced to make the public more aware of Astronomy. It was supported by a large circulation daily newspaper who offered a substantial cash prize to any amateur astronomer, who discovered a comet during that week. One comet was discovered but it was very faint and only a large telescope in the United States could observe it, so the cash prize was safe.


VISIT TO ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

[News Article  - not reproduced ]


MARS AND THE VIKING LANDER EXPERIMENT

[News Article  - not reproduced ]

CROSSWORD COMPETITION

COMET HALLY PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

[Article  - not reproduced ]


ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY  (Part 2) by Steve Graham

[Article  - not reproduced ]


OBSERVATIONS BY MARK BEVERIDGE

Jupiter 1986
Mars 1986
Saturn 1986
Variable Stars 1986 

[Observing Reports  - not reproduced ]


GENERAL OBSERVATIONS FROM A.D.A.S MEMBERS 1985-86

Noctilucent Cloud (NLC)

Aurora (1985-86)

Meteor Observations (1985-86)

[Observing Reports  - not reproduced ]


THE ORIONID AND TAURID METEORS IN 1983 by Alex Thomson

[Article and Observing Report  - not reproduced ]


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The above text is copied from a 21 page stapled journal  (Journal of A.D.A.S. Issue 2) produced in 1986.

 



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