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

Quasars and Black Holes – 23rd September 2010

At our September meeting Marek Kukula gave us a talk about Quasars and Supermassive Black Holes.

Members Evening – 26th August 2010

Our August meeting was a Members Evening.

Timings – 22nd July 2010

At our July meeting Greg Smye-Rumsby gave us an enthusiastic fast-moving talk on the subject of Timings, in which he explored time-scales and the perception …

Science and Beauty of Nebulae – 24th June 2010

At our June meeting Carolin Crawford gave us a talk about The Science and Beauty of Nebulae.

Backbone of the Night – 27th May 2010

The speaker originally booked for our May meeting was unable to come, and so Tony Sizer stepped into the breach and gave us a very …

Members Evening – 22nd April 2010

Our April meeting was a Members Evening, with two members giving us talks about things that interested them. Hugh Alford gave us a talk about …

Meteor Echoes – 26th March 2010

At our March meeting Allan Bell gave us a talk about Meteor Echoes, in which he explained how radio (and radar) could be used to …

AGM and President’s Address – 26th February 2010

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 …

Mars Exploration – 28th January 2010

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 …

The Solstice Quiz – 17th December 2009

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 …

Members Evening – 26th November 2009

This evening’s meeting was a home-grown affair, with two speakers giving us short talks on matters of interest.

Are We Alone? – 22nd October 2009

This evening’s talk, with the title “Are We Alone?“, was given by Robin Catchpole.

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