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Meetings

Monday, 12 June 2017
Annual General Meeting, plus Ancient Stars

The AGM will last approximately 20 minutes, to be followed by a talk on Ancient Stars by  Robin Scagell. This replaces the previously advertised speaker.

The familiar constellations that we see are  the same as those seen by the Ancient Greeks over 2000 years ago, and also by the earliest peoples  in history -- the Bablyonians,  and the builders of the Pyramids and Stonehenge. We still use the descriptions they gave to many of them, such as Leo, Orion and  Scorpius. But what if we go back  even farther in time? How did the constellations  change, and would differences would we notice in the sky?

Robin Scagell's talk gives a fascinating insight into the movements of the stars and is illustrated by animations of the sky. You can watch the constellations change before your eyes as we speed back to a time before modern humans walked the Earth.

  The meeting is on Monday, 12 June, at Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge, starting at 8 pm.

Future meeting dates

2017

10 July Special 50th Anniversary Meeting at Vyners School:  Dr Michael Foale.

11 September Great Eclipse Roundup 

9 October TBA

13 November  Jerry Stone  -- The Next 50 Years in Space

11 December Prof John Zarnecki

List of previous meetings