Pretty Pictures from Ugly Pixels (using GIMP)

Friday, March 17th, 2023

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Pretty Pictures from Ugly Pixels (using GIMP) Talk by Martin Bradley (Member) Friday 17th March Martins talk was more of a look at how your image data can reveal some stunning detail rather than a GIMP tutorial. Martin used his own data of Messier 42 (M42) The Orion Nebula and chose GIMP as the image […]

Features of the Moon and how to image it

Friday, February 24th, 2023

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Features of the Moon and how to image it Talk by  Dave Eagle Friday 24th February He gave us a whistle-stop tour of the lesser known craters and features like rilles.We stopped off at some crater chains that had been created by objects breaking up andimpacting the surface creating multiple craters.We also looked at the […]

A History of Women in Astronomy Part 1

Friday, January 27th, 2023

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A History of Women in Astronomy Part 1 A talk by Mary McIntyre Friday 27th January 2023   Mary said she had just had her 50th birthday and that she grew up in Lancashire in the 1970’s and she never heard the saying that she could not do something because she was a girl, this […]

Starting Astrophotography – Advanced image acquisition and processing

Friday, November 4th, 2022

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Starting Astrophotography – Advanced image acquisition and processing Talk by Matthew Hyman Friday 4th November 2022 This second talk by Matthew riding on the back of his first talk (the basics of Astrophotography) went into more depth about the subject It was aimed at the more serious Astro photographer who wanted to really get the […]

Adventures With Astrophotography

Friday, October 21st, 2022

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Adventures With Astrophotography Talk by Nik Szymanek Friday 21st October 2022 He started this talk of by saying that most astronomers started taking photos by imaging the moon which is a large bright object in the night sky and then he then talked about the different aspects of the moon like the terminator, the craters […]

Life On A Moon

Friday, July 15th, 2022

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Life On A Moon Talk by Natasha Carr (Member) Student at Leicester University doing Physics and Space Science going into her final year of her Masters. Friday 15th July 2022 Natasha started by showing a picture (artists impression) of a real planet which was Kelfir 186f which is an Exo planet this was the first […]

BRINGING THE UNIVERSE DOWN TO EARTH

Friday, June 17th, 2022

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Bringing the universe down to earth Dr Peter Edwards from Durham University 17th June 2022 Dr Peter Edwards from Durham University gave a talk over Zoom Talk entitled Bringing the universe down to earth Dr Edwards started this interesting talk with an experiment of dropping a ball several times and asking why this was and […]

CRAZY INTERSTELLAR ROCKETS

Friday, May 20th, 2022

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Crazy Interstellar Rockets Dr Julian Onions Nottingham University  Friday 20th May   Julian gave a fascinating talk on interstellar rockets, talking about the Saturn V that used Kerosene/o2 fuel and the solid rocket boosters used on the Space Shuttle. He also spoke about others like the Skylon Project which uses Ion drives were the fuel […]

THE COLOUR OF LIGHT

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

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THE COLOUR OF LIGHT Steve Broadbent Friday 22nd April 2022 Steve is the Chairman of the Hants Astronomical Society and he began his talk by telling us about their Observatory.  They have quite a set up near Portsmouth, with 5 domes each housing a different size telescope from a 5″ refractor to a 24″ reflector. […]

THE DARK UNIVERSE

Friday, March 18th, 2022

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THE DARK UNIVERSE Dr Susan Cartwright Friday 18th March 2022 On Friday the 18th March we were treated to a talk by one of the Society’s favourite speakers, Dr Susan Cartwright. She showed us the evidence for why the majority of stuff in the universe is dark. It doesn’t give off light particles therefore, we […]