Wednesday November 13th at 8:00pm Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries Colin Stuart
Meetings held at:
The View (Formerly Fairway Tavern)
Panshanger Golf Complex
Old Herns Lane,
Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire
AL7 2ED
Tel:01707 336007
New Members - Download Application form Existing Members - Download Renewal form
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Date
Speaker
Subject
September 11th 2019
Roger O’Brien
The Solar System Beyond Neptune
October 9th 2019
Martin Weston and Steve Heliczer
A Basic Introduction to Astrophotography
November 13th 2019
Colin Stuart
Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries
December 11th 2019
Nik Szymanek
Astrophotography - the Next Steps
January 8th 2020
Georgio Savini
The UCL Observatory at Mill Hill and its Latest Developments
February 12th 2020
Carl Murray
Cassini at Saturn - The End of an Era
March 11th 2020
Stuart Eves
How Astronomers Can Save the World
April 8th  2020
Jerry Stone
Survival in Space - Apollo 13 - 50 years on
May 13th 2020 (includes AGM)
June 10th 2020
John Thain
Paul Money
The Invisible Sky - Getting Started in Radio Astronomy
From 60 to 500 - My Adventures in Astronomy
Programme 2019-20
The Sun has burned steadily for around 5 billion years, and is expected to do so for another 5 billion, so you might be surprised to find it described as a Rebel Star. Colin Stuart says: “The Sun is many things: beauty, beacon, battery, belligerent.  It's the biggest thing for light-years around and yet we actually know relatively little about it.  That's changing thanks to an armada of new spacecraft recently lofted into the solar system to scrutinise the Sun in unprecedented detail.” In a talk packed full of jaw-dropping images and videos, Colin will guide us on a journey deep into the heart of our nearest star. Colin Stuart is an astronomy author and speaker who has talked to over half a million people about the universe.  He came to us last year to talk about some of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures that have featured astronomy and space. His books have sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide and been translated into 19 languages. He's also written for The Guardian, New Scientist, Wall Street Journal and the European Space Agency.  In recognition of his efforts to popularise astronomy, the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart is named after him. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and has appeared on Sky News, BBC News and Radio 5Live. Colin will have copies of “Rebel Star” with him, priced £16.99
Membership details:
•£20 per year*
•Non-members £3.50 first 3 meetings 
then annual membership subscription
due pro rata for remaining meetings.
•Free to under 18s and full time
students. Proof of status may be
required.
•Under 16s must be accompanied by an
adult but are not charged.
What happens at our meetings?
Doors open at 7:30 main meeting arrival from
7:30 for the meeting due to start at 8:00 but
several club members and friends gather
before this to have a drink and chat in the bar.
Following welcome announcements we give
you a brief tour of some highlights to look out
for in the night sky.
Our guest speaker will talk on the subject of
the evening for about 45 - 60 minutes. This is
followed by questions relating to the talk.
Announcements about forthcoming events
follow.
You can then choose from the following
activities:
1.If the weather is clear telescopes and
binoculars brought by members are set up
outside for some observation. Members doing
so will be pleased to share their scopes with
others.
2.If you need help with some equipment then
now is your chance to bring it in. Others in our
club will be more than willing to help you .
Don’t be shy, we get just as excited about a
telescope bought at the charity shop for £20
as we do one costing many times more.
3.Just socialise with others - about anything!
We look forward to seeing you. No need to
book - just turn up.
Next Meeting
Existing Members - Download Renewal form Existing Members - Download Renewal form
The Sun has burned steadily for around 5 billion years,
and isexpected to do so for another 5 billion, so you might
be surprised to find it described as a Rebel Star.
Colin Stuart says:
“The Sun is many things: beauty, beacon, battery,
belligerent.  It's the biggest thing for light-years around
and yet we actually know relatively little about it.  That's
changing thanks to an armada of new spacecraft recently
lofted into the solar system to scrutinise the Sun in
unprecedented detail.”
In a talk packed full of jaw-dropping images and videos,
Colin will guide us on a journey deep into the heart of our
nearest star.
Colin Stuart is an astronomy author and speaker who has
talked to over half a million people about the universe.  He
came to us last year to talk about some of the Royal
Institution Christmas Lectures that have featured
astronomy and space.
His books have sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide
and been translated into 19 languages.  He's also written
for The Guardian, New Scientist, Wall Street Journal and
the European Space Agency.  In recognition of his efforts
to popularise astronomy, the asteroid (15347) Colinstuart
is named after him.  He is also a Fellow of the Royal
Astronomical Society, and has appeared on Sky News, BBC
News and Radio 5Live.
Colin will have copies of “Rebel Star” with him, priced
£16.99
Meetings held at:
The View (Formerly Fairway Tavern)
Panshanger Golf Complex
Old Herns Lane,
Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire
AL7 2ED
Tel:01707 336007
May 8th
June 12th
Bob Marriott
Jerry Stone
Silver-On-Glass Revolution and AGM
Date
Speaker
Subject
September 11th 2019
Roger O’Brien
The Solar System Beyond Neptune
October 9th 2019
Martin Weston and Steve Heliczer
A Basic Introduction to Astrophotography
November 13th 2019
Colin Stuart
Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries
December 11th 2019
Nik Szymanek
Astrophotography - the Next Steps
January 8th 2020
Georgio Savini
The UCL Observatory at Mill Hill and its Latest Developments
February 12th 2020
Carl Murray
Cassini at Saturn - The End of an Era
March 11th 2020
Stuart Eves
How Astronomers Can Save the World
April 8th  2020
Jerry Stone
Survival in Space - Apollo 13 - 50 years on
May 13th 2020 (includes AGM)
June 10th 2020
John Thain
Paul Money
The Invisible Sky - Getting Started in Radio Astronomy
From 60 to 500 - My Adventures in Astronomy
Programme 2019-20
Membership details:  •	£20 per year* •	Non-members £3.50 first 3 meetings  then annual membership subscription due pro rata for remaining meetings.  •	Free to under 18s and full time students. Proof of status may be required.  •	Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult but are not charged.  What happens at our meetings? Doors open at 7:30 main meeting arrival from 7:30 for the meeting due to start at 8:00 but several club members and friends gather before this to have a drink and chat in the bar. Following welcome announcements we give you a brief tour of some highlights to look out for in the night sky. Our guest speaker will talk on the subject of the evening for about 45 - 60 minutes.  This is followed by questions relating to the talk. Announcements about forthcoming events follow. You can then choose from the following activities: 	1.	If the weather is clear telescopes and binoculars brought by members are set up outside for some observation.  Members doing so will be pleased to share their scopes with others. 	2.	If you need help with some equipment then now is your chance to bring it in.  Others in our club will be more than willing to help you .  Don’t be shy, we get just as excited about a telescope bought at the charity shop for £20 as we do one costing many times more. 	3.	Just socialise with others - about anything! We look forward to seeing you.  No need to book - just turn up.   Download Application form Download Application form
Wednesday November 13th at 8:00pm Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries Colin Stuart
 2019 Hertford Astronomy Group
Hertford  Astronomy Group
 2019 Hertford Astronomy Group