StarFest 2018 – Dates announced – Registration now open

StarFest 2018

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Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year everyone, welcome to 2018.

A reminder that we don’t have a Public Viewing Night at Dalby in January (next is 2nd Feb 2018) but we do have a guest speaker:

Professor Brad Gibson, Hull University – “Where are the Aliens?”
19 January 2018 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Have we been visited before? Are they out there watching… listening… studying us? And if they are out there, where might ‘there’ be? Our Milky Way Galaxy can be a nasty and inhospitable place for life to develop… but, all is not lost… there are some very unique and special places hidden amongst this hostile environment where the building blocks for life might just be right for extraterrestrial life to flourish. In this lecture, Professor Brad Gibson will examine the evidence for and against the existence of extraterrestrial life, and walk you through the associated good, bad, and ugly corners of our Galaxy.

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Guest Speaker: Stuart Atkinson – “ROSETTA – Landing On a Comet. Europe’s Apollo” – 17 November 2017

Friday 17 November 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

In his talk “ROSETTA – Landing On a Comet. Europe’s Apollo” guest speaker Stuart Atkinson, from Kendal in Cumbria, will look back at the European Space Agency’s hugely successful Rosetta mission to explore the comet 67P, which culminated in the first ever landing of a space probe on the surface of a comet.

Guest Speaker: Stuart Atkinson – Title TBC – 17 November 2017

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Guest Speaker: Yjan Gordon, Hull University – Extragalactic Astronomy in a Nutshell, 20 October 2017

Friday 20 October 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Yjan Gordon of Hull University explains how we observe galaxies in the 21st century, what we can see, and why it matters.

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A successful Introduction to Astronomy evening

Another successful Introduction to Astronomy event on Friday 29th September.

Footage from the meeting as well as interviews, will be shown on ‘That’s North Yorkshire ‘ Freeview Channel 007 on Monday 2nd October, 7.30pm and should also appear on their YouTube page.

We gained 8 new members from the event and a big thank you to those existing members who took the time to make it so worthwhile.

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