Plymouth Astronomical Society


Society Meetings

The Society Meetings for the 2011/12 session were:

Friday 9th September 2011

Talks:     The Voyagers: Humanity's Farthest Journey, by Alan Penman (PAS Chairman)
              The Night Sky in September, by Mike Shearer
              Astronomical Distances: Standard Candles and Redshift, by David Wilton
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 14th October 2011
Talks:     Orion MPCV - The Journey Begins, by Alan Penman (PAS Chairman)
              The Night Sky in October, by Mike Shearer
              Dawn: A Journey to the Asteroid Belt, by David Wilton
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 11th November 2011

Talks:     The Night Sky in November
              William Herschel and Uranus, by Sheila Evans
              The Stars of AGB, by Mike Shearer
              "Curiosity", NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, by Alan Penman (PAS Chairman)
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Saturday 26th November 2011
The PAS Christmas Dinner
Venue:    The Steak & Omelette Bar, Cornwall Street, Plymouth
Time:      7.00pm

Friday 9th December 2011

Talks:     The Night Sky in December
              Christmas Quiz Night!
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 13th January 2012
Talks:     The Night Sky in January
              Transit Planets, by Dave Burton
              The NNAS of Guangxi, China, by Alan Penman
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 10th February 2012

Talks:     The Night Sky in February
               NASA's Tribute to Fallen Astronauts, by Alan Penman
               Apollo 13, by Clive Beech
               Night Vision, by Dave Rayner
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 9th March 2012
Talks:     The Night Sky in March
               An Introduction to Astrophotography - Part I, by Clive Beech
              The Solar System and Mercury, by David Wilton
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 13th April 2012

Talks:      The Night Sky in April
               Planet and Star Formation, By Prof Tim Naylor (University of Exeter - Prof Naylor's Home Page )
              Titanic and the Stars, by Clive Beech
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 11th May 2012

Talks:      The Night Sky in May
                A Selection of Astronomical Pictures, by Alan Penman
               An Introduction to Astrophotography - Part 2, by Clive Beech
               Identifying Moving Objects, by Charles Spreat
              Goldilocks Planets, by David Burton
Venue:    Platform 51 Centre, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2RP
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 8th June 2012
Talks:      The Night Sky in June
               The Mars Underground: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet - Part 1, by Dr Robert Zubrin
                Methane Plumes on Mars, by Alan Hassard
               The Solar System: Venus, by David Wilton
Venue:    Unitarian Church, Notte Street, Plymouth, PL1 2HG
Time:      7.30-9.30pm

Friday 13th July 2012

Talks:      The Mars Underground: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet - Part 2, by Dr Robert Zubrin
               Observing the Summer Galaxies, by Richard Smith
               The Solar System: Mars, by David Wilton
                'Curiosity' - Mars Science Laboratory, by Alan Penman
Venue:    Unitarian Church, Notte Street, Plymouth, PL1 2HG
Time:      7.30-9.30pm





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