Orpington Astronomical Society
Meeting Reports

Meeting Reports

Here you’ll find brief reports of the talks we’ve heard at Society meetings. In these we try to include any web links or other pointers to further information that were provided by the speaker at the meeting. If you were at one of our meetings and would like to correct or expand the report relating to it then please use the Society’s contact form.

Recent Reports

Book Auction – 25th October 2001

Book Auction. The Stokes Family very kindly offered a huge selection of astronomical books for the society. It was decided that the best way to …

Universe Day – 13th October 2001

Universe Day celebrated the Society’s 21st year. The event was was marked by an astronomical based meeting open to all with presentations by well known …

Life on other Worlds – 27th September 2001

Dr. Stuart Clark, who is Assistant Editor of Astronomy Now, and who also works part-time for the European Space Agency, gave a talk entitled “Life …

Transits – 26th July 2001

Greg Smye-Rumsby gave an entertaining talk about the forthcoming transits of Mercury and Venus, and Tony Sizer talked about the relative sizes and densities of …

Infra-red Astronomy – 28th June 2001

Dr. Helen Walker, who has worked for many years on the ISO project, gave a talk entitled “Infra-red astronomy“ in which she explained that IR …

Antarctic Astronomy – 24th May 2001

Dr. Jonathan Shanklin gave a wide-ranging talk entitled “An Astronomer in Antarctica“ in which he described a visit to Antarctica, with reference to the many …

Mars and Meteorites – 26th April 2001

Dr. Monica Grady gave us a very interesting talk entitled “Mars, meteorites and the search for life“ in which she explained why she was sure …

Mars – 22nd March 2001

Geoff Epps stepped into the limelight at rather short notice, and gave a talk entitled “The early history and subsequent evolution of the planet Mars“ …

AGM and Chairman’s Address – 22nd February 2001

Annual General Meeting and Chairman’s Address.

Plasma and Magnetism – 25th January 2001

Dr. Chris Owen gave a talk entitled “The Solar-Terrestrial Connection“ in which he described the interaction of plasma and magnetic fields. His talk was accompanied …

The Earliest Sundial – 14th December 2000

Dr. Alan Hart gave a talk entitled “The Earliest Sundial“ as part of our Xmas meeting.

Sizes – 23rd November 2000

Greg Smye-Rumsby gave an entertaining talk entitled “What size is that?“ in which he described the effects of scale, and illustrated the comparative sizes of …

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