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Written by Phil Brocklebank   
Monday, 05 October 2009

West Didsbury Astronomical Society AGM 13th July 2009

Annual Report on the Society's Activities 2008/09

Report by Phil Brocklebank

Monthly Meetings/ Speakers

8th September 2008

WDAS: Introductory Members Evening

13th October 2008

Chris Bowdrey, University of Lancaster: The Higgs Boson and the Origins of Mass.

10th November 2008

Rod Hine:  Children of the Sun

8th December 2008

John Thomson, WDAS President: Galileo Galilei, complete with costume and experiments!

14th January 2009

Lance Crookes and Clive Menhinick: Astro Quiz

9th February 2009

Colin Steele, University of Manchester: Astronomy in Flatland

9th March 2009

Philippa Browning, University of Manchester: The Active Sun

20th April 2009

David Owen, Geoff Regan, Dave Thomas, Liverpool AS: Large Aperture Telescopes.

12th May 2009

David Ratledge, Bolton Astronomical Society: New Advances in Digital Photography

8th June 2009

Jim Wild, University of Lancaster: The Aurora Borealis: Nature's Light Show. 

13th  July 2009

WDAS AGM & Science Experiments


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 Chroma restuarant in Chorlton in December.


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