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Friday Night Meetings

 

We meet on Friday evenings in New Wellwynd Parish Church, Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG.

 

FRIDAY EVENING AGENDA: 

7:30 - 8:00pm - Space News by one of the News Team 
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Tea Break
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Main Talk 

Observing the Night Sky

 

Airdrie Observatory is a fully-functioning and unique facility, and AAA are delighted to manage the facility on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council.  It is a great place to visit for all types of groups, societies and clubs and we use it throughout the year. Our dedicated Curators can provide advice, hints and tips on all manner of space-related questions. Whether you are a complete beginner or have an existing interest in astronomy, a visit to the Observatory can be a fascinating and rewarding experience.

What's on

**Summer 2024**

Date:

Speaker:

19th

Professor Lyndsay Fletcher

Subject:

Solar Flares

Join us tonight as we welcome guest speaker, Professor Lyndsay Fletcher from the University of Glasgow. Her research interests are in 
solar flare and coronal physics, and  tonight she will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in solar flares. An evening not to be missed.

26th

John Davies

Runaway Rockets and other Space Exploration Disasters
 

John Davies from the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is our guest speaker tonight and will be looking back at failures over 50 years of rocketry and space travel, describing how chance, engineering error and unforeseen circumstances can turn success into failure in the blink of an eye.

We are currently enjoying our summer break.

Join us when we start back our weekly meetings on Friday 6th September.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN AAA?

Our Friday night meetings are a great opportunity to meet like minded people with an interest in astronomy and spaceflight. Enjoy the weekly space news and a range of guest speakers who are experts in their subjects. We also offer the opportunity for members to give presentations on subjects that interest them. You don't need to be a member to come along.

New members are always very welcome so come along, join in and meet like minded people.

We meet at New Wellwynd Parish Church, Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG.


FRIDAY EVENING AGENDA: 
7:30 - 8:00pm - Space News 
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Tea Break
8:30pm - 9:30pm - Main Talk

Become an AAA Member

Becoming a member is easy, simply pick up a membership form at any of our weekly meetings.

Benefits of becoming a member include• borrowing books and equipment• opportunity to participate in observing the night sky• access to Airdrie observatory outside library opening hours and many more!

 

Fees are as follows:

Full Member (Waged / Working) : £15 per annum

Full Member (Unwaged / retired) : £10 per annum

Junior Members (Under 18) : £5 per annum

Family Membership : £25 per annum (Up to 2 Adults and all children under the age of 18)

 

We ask for a donation towards the room hire of £1.00 from members, £2.00 for visitors, children under 18 are free. We supply tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits for the tea break.

“Fantastic time – thanks for your warm hospitality and enthusiasm!.”

Dr Nicolas Labrosse, Glasgow University

"I was hugely impressed with both your meeting (the Space News section was fantastic!) and with the fabulous observatory"

 

Dr. David McKee, Strathclyde University

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