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
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Monthly online meeting 7:30pm Saturday 17th October - WMA Members Projects Night
An introduction by Brian Davidson to what's up in the night sky over the next couple of months followed by four fascinating short talks from members of WMA:
"Boring pictures of interesting things - revisiting some historic astronomical discoveries with a small telescope and a cheap camera" by Richard Hook
"2020 - A Year of Virtual Space" by Jo Richardson
"Comet Neowise - the Golden Comet!" by Hugh Allen
“A year in Oria, Adventures of a Robotic Astronomer” by Ian Humphreys
Free tickets to the meeting can be obtained at this link:
Our next webinar will be 7:30pm on Friday 30th October. Lilli Helps, our Publicity Officer and astrophysics graduate, will tell us about "Life where you'd least expect it", an update on the dramatic discovery of phosphine in the high atmosphere of Venus announced just a few weeks ago. More details to follow.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to present a webinar on your passion in astronomy or space exploration.
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
Space Detectives is running regular online events for families https://spacedetectives.com/
British Astronomical Association webinars, on occasional Wednesday evenings 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 - 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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