BRINGING ASTRONOMY AND SPACE INTO YOUR HOME
A compilation of resources and events for bringing us together even in isolation
Wells & Mendip Astronomers resources and events
Online Astro Quiz, Friday 3rd July 19:30 - 20:30
Join for an evening of online fun and socialising. The Zoom meeting link has been shared with members but if you need a reminder just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our latest webinar was by Lilli Helps our Publicity Officer who presented 'Looking down on Lockdown' at 7:30pm on Friday 5th June. Lilli showed how satellite imagery can help us understand both the global and local impact of lockdown through the measurement and analysis of atmospheric pollution. It gave us a unique perspective on the global pandemic.
Please email email@example.com if you'd like to present a webinar on your passion in astronomy or space exploration.
Live or pre-recorded 'shed talks'
Short talks on any favourite area of astronomy and space.
Live video observing
Simon Holbeche presented 'Skies from my Shed' on Thursday Apr 23, 2020 21:00 London - thanks Simon, it was great fun. We saw Venus, Castor (binary star), Messier 51 Whirlpool Galaxy and Messier 44 Beehive Cluster
Naked eye astronomy events
Brian Davidson's posts a monthly blog on our Blog Page explaining how to find your way around the sky
External resources and events
"Marsquake!: NASA's InSight Mission to Mars" by Dr Anna Horleston, University of Bristol GoSpaceWatch online meeting at 19:30 Wednesday 15th July, tickets at www.gospacewatch.co.uk
Space Detectives is running regular online events for families https://spacedetectives.com/
British Astronomical Association weekly webinars, every Wednesday evening 19:00 BST https://britastro.org/node/21142
On Wednesday 6th May, Hugh Allen gave the BAA's Wednesday Webinar on hunting for molecules with a spectroscope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6x1wuwKK20 British Astronomical Association video archive is also now publicly available https://britastro.org/node/21026
British Interplanetary Society are streaming previous lectures and live Q&A sessions https://www.bis-space.com/2020/04/06/24452/streaming-bis-lectures
The Virtual Astronomy Club - weekly online get togethers https://www.star-gazing.co.uk/WebPage/virtual-astro-club/
Cambridge Institute of Astronomy - pre-recorded and live online talks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7e55mYI2xQAoV_0hRmL-g
Astrobites - daily summaries of the latest astronomy research https://astrobites.org
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