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Item posted: 16/02/2017 18:20
updated:06/03/2017 18:10

2017 BAA Weekend Meeting in Chester

7pm Friday 8th September 2017 to 3pm Sunday10th September 2017
Venue: The King's School, Vanbrugh Theatre, Wrexham Road, Chester CH4 7QL
Chester Astronomical Society is hosting this BAA weekend meeting themed around “Stars:
Life and death of the Universe”. There will be talks by professional astronomers on the
Friday evening and Saturday (see below), and a visit to the Optic Centre, St Asaph on the Sunday morning. The programme and details of admission charges etc. will be posted at the website below.

Admission charges apply and pre-booking may be required

Click on the BAA website link below for the latest information :-
BAA Weekend Meeting, Chester | British Astronomical Association
more details will probably be provided here closer to the date.

(see also: Chester Astronomical Society: 2017 Programme)

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BAA Weekend Meeting Programme

September 8th, Friday Evening (19:00 – 21:30) : -
Dr Alan Chapman (Oxford University) - Talk title to be confirmed

September 9th, Saturday (10:00 - 18:00) : -
Professor Paul A Crowther (Sheffield University) “Birth, life and death of massive stars” 
Professor Nate Bastian (Liverpool John Moores University) “Stellar clusters and stellar populations” 
Dr Jacco van Loon (Keele University) "Stellar Ecology" 
Professor Bill Chaplin (Birmingham University): "Sounding stars and the search for other worlds in our Galaxy" 
Dr Matt Darnley (Liverpool John Moores University) - Talk title to be confirmed


Network for Meteor

Triangulation and Orbit Determination

As described by one of our SCASTRO founders, William Stewart, in his talk to us
'Shooting while you Sleep - Modern Methods for Detecting and Analysing Meteors'
on 24th April 2014

Link to for detailed NEMETODE information.

See also William's article in the May 2014 issue of the Astronomy Now magazine/journal

Public Keele Observatory Events

at Keele University

Link to Keele Observatory for Details

Transit of Mercury - Monday 9th May 2016

Now Past - a very enjoyable event

from 12:12 noon till 7:42pm BST

Transit of Mercury

Composite Image Sources: SCASTRO graphic of transit stages
+ pictures taken by
SCASTRO member Bill Clutton at the 2015 Solar Eclipse

For an animated preview see:
Transit of Mercury on May 9, 2016 - YouTube

and for detailed information see:
Transit of Mercury 1327.PDF

Weather permitting SCASTRO members will be popping in, or staying, to observe the spectacle and, as with the solar eclipse event last year, we hope a few children with their teachers will be there too.

As well as members, those who have attended our meetings and /or have been invited through our contacts list, are welcome too, together with their family and friends (including children). Note children under 16 must be accompanied by a resposible adult.