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Activities 2006 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phil Brocklebank   
Monday, 25 June 2007

West Didsbury Astronomical Society AGM 25th June 2007

 

Annual Report on the Society's Activities 2006/07

 

Report by Phil Brocklebank

 

Monthly Meetings/ Speakers

 

11th September 2006

WDAS Committee: So, You Think You Might Be Interested in Astronomy

 

 

 

9th October 2006

Dr David Bersier (LJM Uni): The Origin of Gamma Ray Bursts

 

 

 

 

13th November 2006

Cancelled due to College being closed

 

11th December 2006

Dr Robert Walsh (University of Central Lancashire): Living with a Star: Our Dynamic Sun

 

 

 

 

 

8th January 2007

 

Jason Woolley: AstroQuiz

 

19th February 2007

 

David Mottershead (WDAS): Webcam Astronomy

 

12th March 2007

 

Myfanwy Bryce (Jodrell Bank): The Life of a Star

 

 

 

 

 

16th April 2007

 

John Thompson (WDAS President):  The Night Sky

 

 

 

 

 

14th May 2007

 

Ian Morison (Jodrell Bank):  50 Years of the Lovell Telescope

 

 

 

 

 

11th June 2007

 

Jamie Gilmour (University of Manchester):  Meteorites and the Early Solar System

 

 

 

 

 

25th June 2007

 

WDAS AGM & Show & Tell

 

 

Observing

 

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 a Spanish Tapas Resturant in Didsbury in December.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 December 2007 )
 
 

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