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Lincoln Astronomical Society Lecture Syllabus

2016/17 Syllabus

1st Nov 2016 Julian Onions University of Nottingham Galaxies- One Gigayear at a time
6th Dec 2016 Phil Norton Lincoln A.S. Radio Astronomy for Amateurs
10th Jan 2017 Paul Money Freelance Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Triumphs of Voyager pt 1: Journey to Jupiter, Splendour of Saturn
7th Feb 2017 Michael Czajkowski Open University Pluto
7th March 2017 Peter Rea American Space Programme Enthusiast, Grimsby Where never Lark or even Eagle flew- The Space Shuttle Story pt2
4th April 2017 Paul Cotton East Lincs A.S. Finding Colour in the Night Sky
2nd May 2017 Dave Cook Norwich A.S. The Scale of the Universe
6th June 2017 Mary McIntyre UK Women in Astronomy Network Creating Stunning Star Trails
4th July 2017
1st August 2017 Dave Eagle Northampton Amateur Astronomers Rosetta and Philae from concept to reality
5th Sept 2017 John Dunthorne Cleethorpes and District A.S. Peter Hammerton Memorial Lecture - Project Gemini- Prelude to Apollo
3rd Oct 2017 Annual General Meeting

2015/16 Syllabus

3rd Nov 2015 Dr David Whitehouse Science Writer Dinosaurs on the Moon - Astronomy in the Media
1st Dec 2015 Guy Grantham Lincoln Astronomical Society Our Journey through space toward Leo
12th Jan 2016 Paul Money Freelance Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Into the darkness but shining a light- New Horizons Pluto Mission
2nd Feb 2016 Michael Czajkowski Open University The Rosetta Mission
1st March 2016 Peter Rea American Space Programme Enthusiast, Grimsby Where never Lark or even Eagle flew- The Space Shuttle Story pt1
5th April 2016 Julian Onions University of Nottingham From here to infinity- Looking further with telescopes
3rd May 2016 John Dunthorne Cleethorpes and District A.S. 30 years from Challenger- Is there a future for reusable spacecraft and rockets?
7th June 2016 Prof. Martin Barstow University of Leicester White Dwarf Stars and Interstellar Space
5th July 2016 Mike Frost Rugby AS Isaac Newton and the Surrey Pumas- An offbeat history of gravity
2nd August 2016 Gary Poyner

www.variablestars.co.uk

Historical Novae
6th Sept 2016 Dr Ann Bonnell Leicester Astronomical Society Peter Hammerton Memorial Lecture -Henry Norris Russell
4th Oct 2016 Annual General Meeting

2014/15 Syllabus

4th Nov 2014 Mervyn Hobden Lincoln Astronomical Society The History of the Telescope
2nd Dec 2014 Phil Norton Lincoln Astronomical Society The Christmas Star
13th Jan 2015 Paul Money Freelance Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Images of the Space Shuttle
3rd Feb 2015 Phil Norton Lincoln Astronomical Society Astro Imaging
3rd March 2015 Rod Hine Bradford Astro Society Let There Be Light
7th April 2015 David Eagle Northants Amature Astronomers In the footsteps of Piazzy Smyth.
5th May 2015 Graham Winstanley Lincoln Astronomical Society Meteors
2nd June 2015 Julian Onions University of Nottingham Dark Matter
7th July 2015 Mike Foulkes Bedford Herschels Planet
4th August 2015 Michael Czajkowski Open University Water in the Solar System.
1st Sept 2015 Dr Andrew Norton Open University Peter Hammerton Memorial Lecture - GAIA, Mapping the Galaxy.
6th Oct 2015 Annual General Meeting

2013/14 Syllabus

5th Nov 2013 Guy Grantham Lincoln Astro Society Black Holes
3rd Dec 2013 Barry Watts Cleethorpes Astro Society The Life and Times of Horace Dall
14th Jan 2014 Michael Czajkowski Open University Planet Mercury, the Messenger
4th Feb 2014 Paul Money Freelance Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Images of the Universe Volume 5
4th March 2014 Dr Peter Rowlands University of Liverpool Does Dark Energy have a Critical Value?
1st April 2014 Peter Rea American Space Programme Enthusiast, Grimsby Apollo 16 - The Highlands at Descartes Cayley
6th May 2014 Stephen Tonkin

Hampshire

Binocular Astronomy
3th June 2014 Tony Morris Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society DSLR Astronomical Photography
1st July 2014 Dr Ann Bonell Leicester Astronomical Society Edwin Hubble
5th Aug 2014 Dr Mike Leggett Milton Keynes Astrobiology; Life on Mars
2nd Sep 2014 Dr Craig Spence Bishop Grosseteste University The Peter Hammerton Memorial Lecture.
7th Oct 2014 Annual General Meeting

2012/13 Syllabus

6th Nov 2012 John Dunthorne Cleethorpes & Dist A.S. The Future of Manned Space Exploration.
4th Dec 2012 Philip Norton Lincoln Astro Society The Christmas Star
8th Jan 2013 Nik Szymanek Haveringham Astro Society Photographing the Night Sky
5th Feb 2013 Michael Czajkowski Open University Life in the Outer Solar System
5th March 2013 Peter Rea American Space Programme Enthusiast, Grimsby Apollo 17: Mission to Taurus Littrow
2nd April 2013 Dr Johanna Jarvis Astronomy Tuition, Rugby A Long Long Time Ago
7th May 2013 Mike Foulkes

Hertfordshire

L.I.S.A. Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
4th June 2013 Dr Ann Bonell Leicester Astronomical Society The Search for Vulcan and other Hypothetical Solar System Objects.
2nd July 2013 Mark Hurn Cambridge Sir Arthur Eddington: Man, Myth & Magic
6th Aug 2013 Paul Money Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Images of Earth
3rd Sep 2013 David Cook Norwich Astro Society The Peter Hammerton Memorial Lecture.
Myths and Legends of the Night Sky
1st Oct 2013 Annual General Meeting

2011/12 Syllabus

2nd Nov 2011 Jim Ince Bassettlaw A.S. Cancelled.
6th Dec 2011 Dr Ann Bonnell Leicester AS 50 Years of Manned Spaceflight
10th Jan 2012 Paul Money Lecturer, Write & Broadcaster Images of the Universe Vol4.
7th Feb 2012 Michael Czajkowski Open University Exoplanets. Migration and a New look at the Solar System
6th March 2012 Courtney Williams Theoretical physics student at Imperial College London Neutrinos in Astronomy / Astrophisics, discovering the secrets of the universe by examining its tiniest constituents.
3rd April 2012 Prof Sam Falle University of Leeds Relativistic Jets
1st May 2012 Gary Poyner

www.variablestars.co.uk

Using the Bradford Robotic Telescope
5th June 2012 Dr Colin Steele Sheffield Astronomical Society Sundials, the sky as a clock
3rd July 2012 Jerry Stone Letchworth & District AS The threat from near Earth objects  -  click here for more  ....
7th Aug 2012 David Swaby Lincoln Astronomical Society Building the LAS Observatory
4th Sep 2012 Dr Mike Leggett Milton Keynes Astro Society The Peter Hammerton Memorial Lecture
2nd Oct 2012 Annual General Meeting

2010/11 Syllabus

2nd Nov 2010 Rod Hine Bradford AS Heavenly Bodies with Magnetic Personalities
7th Dec 2010 Mark Hurn Cambridge University "Sir Robert Ball" the Victorian Patric Moore!
11th Jan 2011 Paul Money Lecturer, Write & Broadcaster Images of the Universe Vol 3
1st Feb 2011 Michael Czajkowski Lincoln Astronomical Society Titan before and after Huggens
1st March 2011 Eric Dunford   Infra Red Astronomy from Space
5th April 2011 Dr Ann Bonnell Leicester AS 50 Years of Manned Spaceflight
3rd May 2011 Martin Lunn York AS Viking Astronomy
7th June 2011 Prof. Barrie Jones Open University Mars Before the Space Age
5th July 2011 Dr. Lillian Hobbs Hampshire AS How Astronomy Has Changed
2nd Aug 2011 Peter Rea Cleethorpes & District A.S Apollo 15, The Wonder of the Unknown at Hadley Apennine.
6th Sep 2011 Dr. John Baruch University of Bradford The Peter Hammerton Memorial Lecture
Is There Life Out There?
4th Oct 2011 Annual General Meeting

2009/10 Syllabus

3rd Nov 2009 John Dunthgorne Cleethorpes & Dist AS Women in Astronomy & Space Programme
1st Dec 2009 Michael Czajkowski Lincoln AS “They came from outer space and what they did for us” (about meteorite impact on Earth, how craters form effects on life in the past and potential threat in the future.
12th Jan 2010 Peter Rea Cleethorpes & Dist AS Postcards from Mars
2nd Feb 2010 Paul Money Lecturer, Write & Broadcaster Images of the Universe Vol 2
2nd March 2010 Mike Frost Rugby AS A Very Curious Astronomer – (Jeremiah Horrocks and the Transit of Venus)
6th April 2010 Prof. Michael Merrifield University of Nottingham How to Build a Galaxy
4th May 2010 John Hazelwood Lincoln AS H.T.P. Rockets, a British Way to the Stars
1st June 2010 Dr. Mike Legget Milton Keynes AS Astronomy in the Ancient World
6th July 2010 Dr. Caitriona Jackman Imperial College London Cassini Huygens – Mission to Saturn
3rd Aug 2010 Dave Owen & Geoff Regan Liverpool A.S Large Aperture Telescope Making for Amateurs
7th Sep 2010 Dr. Carolin Crawford University of Cambridge The Peter Hammerton Memorial Lecture - Peculiar Galaxies
5th Oct 2010 Annual General Meeting

2008/9 Syllabus

4th Nov 2008 John Brown Ilkeston AS Cometry Tales
2nd Dec 2008 Rod Hine Bradford Children of the Sun
13th Jan 2009 Paul Money Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster On Top of the World
3rd Feb 2009 Michael Czajkowski Lincoln AS Cosmic Rubbish and What it Tells Us
3rd Mar 2009 John Hazelwood Lincoln AS RAF Manned Space Programme
7th April 2009 Mike Foulkes Hertfordshire AS Saturn, Ringed and Ringless
5th May 2009 Madeleine Cox &
Les Jackson
Bassetlaw AS Telescopes of William Herschel
2nd June 2009 Russell Eberst Edinburgh Satellite Tracking
7th July 2009 Dr Anne Bonnell Leicester AS TBA
4th Aug 2009 Bill Laidleir Lincoln AS Arizona Sky's
1st Sept 2009 Paul Money Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster The Peter Hamerton Memorial Lecture
6th Oct Annual General Meeting

2007/8 Syllabus

2nd Oct 2007 Annual General Meeting
6th Nov 2007 Bob Christy Lincoln AS Don't they always launch a shuttle in the morning?
4th Dec 2007 Martin Lunn Yorkshire Museum US Naval Observing
8th Jan 2008 Paul Money Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Images of the universe
5th Feb 2008 Peter Rea Cleathorpes & Dist AS Return to the red planet
4th March 2008 John Hazelwood Lincoln AS Background and prelude to the British space programme
1st April 2008 John Chapman Smith TBA Exhibitions on astronomy and space
6th May 2008 Gary Poyner Birmingham Variable Stars
3rd June 2008 Dr Lillian Hobbs Pres. Southampton AS Remote control of your telescope
1st July 2008 Nigel Bradbury Chesterfield AS Astrotourism it's alive
5th Aug 2008 Bob Christy Lincoln AS Celestial Spheres - how Korolyov got the Space Race off to a flying start
2nd Sept 2008 Michael Czajkowski Lincoln AS

The Peter Hamerton Memorial Lecture - Funny blue planet

7th Oct 2008 Annual General Meeting

2006/7 Syllabus

3rd Oct 2006 Annual General Meeting
7th Nov 2006 Peter Rea Cleethorpes AS A Panoramic Mars
4th Dec 2006 Nigel Pennington   Buying your first telescope
9th Jan 2007 Paul Money Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Touring Taurus
6th Feb 2007 Michael Czajkowski Lincoln AS Icy Worlds
6th March 2007 Denis Ashton Sheffield Hallam University Galaxies Building Blocks of the Universe
3rd April 2007 Mike Foulkes Hertfordshire AS Edge of the Moon
5th June 2007 Lorraine Money Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Astronaults and I
3rd July 2007 Ann & John Bonnell Leicester AS Cosmic Distance Ladder
7th Aug 2007 Dr Frazer Pearce - Exoplanets are we alone?
4th Sept 2007 Dr Roger New Sheffield Hallam University

Peter Hamerton Memorial Lecture - Sounding out the Sun

2nd Oct 2007 Annual General Meeting

2005/6 Syllabus

4th Oct 2005 Annual General Meeting
1st Nov 2005 Rod Hine Bradford AS Milestones in Astronomy
6th Dec 2005 Jim Ince & Peter Whyles Bassetlaw AS Wings in Space
10th Jan 2006 Paul Money Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Observing Orion
7th Feb 2006 Michael Czajkowski Lincoln AS Mars, Fire, Ice & Life
7th March 2006 Nik Szymanek - Astronomical Photography
4th April 2006 Dr Mike Leggett - Astronomy in the ancient world
2nd May 2006 Prof. Peter Coles Nottingham University Is the big bang wrong?
6th June 2006 Dr Ann Bonnell Leicester AS George Ellery Hale
4th July 2006 Les Jepson Bassettlaw AS Einstein v StarTrek
1st Aug 2006 Roger Dymock Hampshire AS Observing Asteroids
5th Sept 2006 Nigel Bradbury Chesterfield AS

Peter Hamerton Memorial Lecture - Asia and its astronomy

3rd Oct 2006 Annual General Meeting

2004/5 Syllabus

5th Oct 2004 Annual General Meeting
2nd Nov 2004 Gary Poyner Birmingham AS Observing Faint Variables from City Skies
7th Dec 2004 Dr Darren Baskell Leicester University Cataclysmic Variable Stars
11th Jan 2005 Paul Money Lecturer, Writer & Broadcaster Cassini, Lord of the rings
1st Feb 2005 Derek Clarke RAF Cranwell Life as an astronaut
1st March 2005 Phil Norton Lincoln AS Astronomy with a webcam
5th April 2005 John Brown Ilkeston AS Practical Observing
3rd May 2005 Dr Lillian Hobbs Southampton AS Wish you were here
7th June 2005 Dr Roger New Sheffield Hallam University Extra Solar Planets
5th July 2005 Peter Rea Cleethorpes AS A panoramic moon
2nd Aug 2005 Mike Faulkes - Observing Jupiter
6th Sept 2005 David Swaby Lincoln AS

Peter Hamerton Memorial Lecture - US Aastronomy Part 2

4th Oct 2005 Annual General Meeting

2003/4 Syllabus

7th Oct 2003 Annual General Meeting
4th Nov 2003 Dr Nigel Bannister Leicester University Astronomy with the ISS
2nd Dec 2003 John Dunthorne Cleethorpes AS The Legacy of Apollo
13th Jan 2004 Prof. Martin Barstow Leicester University How to be a rocket scientist
3rd Feb 2004 Paul Money Lecturer, writer and Broadcaster The minor planets
2nd March 2004 Members Evening Lincoln AS Slide Show
6th April 2004 Prof. Peter Coles Nottingham University Cosmic Microwave Background
4th May 2004 Madeline Cox Bassetlaw AS Nottinghamshire, a heavenly county
1st June 2004 John Hazelwood - British Aerospace projects over the years
6th July 2004 Ann Bonell Leicester AS Henry Norris Russell
3rd Aug 2004 Paul Money Lecturer, writer and Broadcaster The Summer & Autumn Skies
7th Sept 2004 Martin Lunn Yorkshire Museum

The Peter Hamerton Memorial Lecture - Fathers of Variable Star Astronomy

5th Oct 2004 Annual General Meeting

2002/3 Syllabus

1st Oct 2002 Annual General Meeting
5th Nov 2002 Mike Foulkes Hertford AS What happened to Shoemaker
Levi 9?
3rd Dec 2002 David Shayler - At home in space
14th Jan 2003 Paul Money Lecturer, writer and Broadcaster Naked Eye & Binocular Astronomy
4th Feb 2003 Dr Bryn Jones - Mapping Galaxies
4th March 2003 Owen Miller Lincoln AS An end in sight
1st April 2003 Les Jepson - Somewhere over the starbow
6th May 2003 Dr Patric Sherry - Long ago and far away
3rd June 2003 Quiz Night Cleethorpes AS v Lincoln AS
1st July 2003 Martin Lunn Yorkshire Museum Thomas Cooke, Telescope Maker of York
5th Aug 2003 John
Chapman Smith
- Basic Solar Observing
2nd Sept 2003 David Swaby Lincoln AS

Peter Hamerton Memorial Lecture - 4 Decades & Counting

7th Oct 2003 Annual General Meeting

2001/2 Syllabus

2nd Oct 2001 Annual General Meeting
6th Nov 2001 John Hazelwood - British & Comonwealth Rocketry in the 20th Centuary
4th Dec 2001 Peter Rea - 2001 the real space odyssey
8th Jan 2002 Paul Money Lecturer, writer and Broadcaster 2 MASS a new view of the universe
5th Feb 2002 Quiz Night Cleethorpes AS v Lincoln AS
3rd March 2002 Ray Emery - Celestial undead the Pulsar Story
2nd April 2002 Dr Stuart Clarke - Life on other worlds & how to find it
7th May 2002 David Swaby Lincoln AS The Mercury & Gemini Projects
4th June 2002 Madeline Cox - Arequipa - Harvard's Southern Observatory
2nd July 2002 Prof Ken Pounds - Recent developments in space & ground based astronomy
6th Aug 2002 Andrew Patton - Minor Planets
3rd Sept 2002 John Dunthorne -

Peter Hamerton Memorial Lecture - Intro to the Autumn Sky

1st Oct 2002 Annual General Meeting

2000/1 Syllabus

3rd Oct 2000 Annual General Meeting
7th Nov 2000 Dr Stuart Clarke Hertford University Life on other worlds & how to find it
5th Dec 2000 Quiz Night Cleethorpes AS v Lincoln AS
9th Jan 2001 Lunar Eclipse Open Night -
6th Feb 2001 Prof Colin Pillinger - Beagle 2.
The search for life on Mars
6th March 2001 Ken & Chris Sheldon - Artificial Satellites
3rd April 2001 David Early - End of the world. Fact or fiction?
1st May 2001 Hary Middleton Lincoln AS The Astrolabe
5th June 2001 Peter Drew The Astronomy Cntr The Astronomy Centre in the 21st Centuary
3rd July 2001 David Swaby Lincoln AS Edward Emerson Barnard - Explorer of the Heavens
7th Aug 2001 Ann Bonnell Leicester AS Percival Lowell and the Canals of Mars
4th Sept 2001 Dr Simon Vaughan Cambridge University

Peter Hamerton Lecture - Observations of Black Holes

2nd Oct 2001 Annual General Meeting

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