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Thursday, 04 September 2008

West Didsbury Astronomical Society AGM 14th June 2008

Annual Report on the Society's Activities 2007/08

Report by Phil Brocklebank

Monthly Meetings/ Speakers

10th September 2007

Jason Woolley WDAS: The Story of Observation from Twilight to Dawn

8th October 2007

Dave Ogden, Macc Astro.: Colonising Mars

12th November 2007

Sam Falle, Leeds University.: Relativistic Jets

10th December 2007

John Thomson, WDAS President: Annual Prestige Lecture (with air rifles).

14th January 2008

Lance Crookes and Clive Menhinick: Astro Quiz

11th February 2008

David Mottershead (WDAS): Saturn

10th March 2008

Grant Allen, University of Manchester: Atmospheric Phenomena

14th April 2008

Mark Jones, Open University: Infrared Astronomy

12th May 2008

Mike Merrifield, Nottingham University: Galactic Centre

9th June 2008

WDAS Committee: Members Evening, Questions and Answers

14th July 2008

WDAS AGM & Show & Tell


The annual field trip to Hardraw (a truly dark site) took place in January. As usual a good mix of observing (between the clouds), fine food (Zeneith), some drinking, games, walking and great company.

Other Events

A very enjoyable Christmas meal was held at the Mezzalona Restaurant in Chorlton in December.

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