The Society Annual General Meeting was held at BEECHE, High Elms. After the normal business including officers’ reports and the election of the committee for 2010, our President Gilbert Satterthwaite gave us a second installment of his memories: Bobb Webber … Continue reading
The speaker at our January meeting was Doug Ellison. He gave us a fascinating talk about the exploration of Mars, with particular emphasis on the various missions sent there in the last twenty years or so. A large part of … Continue reading
As is traditional, the OAS Christmas meeting had no formal speaker. However, we did have a healthy quantity of Christmas food, and whe had the now-traditional Solstice Quiz, set this year by Tony Sizer. It was a close-fought and sometimes … Continue reading
This evening’s meeting was a home-grown affair, with two speakers giving us short talks on matters of interest.
This evening’s talk, with the title “Are We Alone?“, was given by Robin Catchpole. … Continue reading
This evening’s talk was given by Chris Lintott, familiar to many as co-presenter of the BBC TV programme The Sky at Night. His talk, with the title “Who, What and When?“ was an animated and enthusiastic run-through of progress in … Continue reading
This evening’s talk on “Black Holes“ was given by Phil Uttley of Southampton University. He gave us an interesting and well-illustrated talk which covered the subject of black holes thoroughly, beginning with the first suggestion of “dark stars” by Rev. … Continue reading