Members Evening – 26th July 2007

After our Chairman Jim Mehta had opened the meeting, Chris Suddell gave us a short talk about some of the less well-publicised aspects of the Cassini-Huygens mission, including an image of the Eta Carinae nebula, an ultra-violet image of Hyperion, and revealing infra-red images of Saturn and Enceladus. Then Tony Sizer gave us a talk about the naming of the constellations, with particular emphasis on the many and various names invented for the ones in the southern hemisphere, the rivalries between some of the astronomers involved, and the eventual finalisation of the constellation boundaries by the International Astronomical Union.

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