Dates for Dalby StarFest 2019 have now been confirmed:
Thursday 29th August – Mon 2nd September 2019
New moon is on the 30th so hopefully dark skies aplenty
Booking will commence from January 2019 – event details available HERE and will be updated fully for the opening of registrations in January.
Further information will be sent out in due course if you have attended previously or signed up to the mailing list
Just a reminder that in December we hold the member’s Christmas Meal instead of having an Ayton meeting.
The next Ayton meeting will be on Friday 18th January 2019 – John Harper FRAS – “Around the Zodiac”
Friday 19 October 2018 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall
Guest Speaker: Roy Gunson “Pickering’s Harem”
Williamina Flemming – abandoned by her new husband just months after arriving in Boston, USA from Dundee. Pregnant and alone she rose to become one of the most famed female astronomers of the early 20th century . Her story plus those of a host of other female astronomers hired by Charles Edward Pickering between 1880 and 1919 to work at the Harvard College Observatory gives a remarkable insight on the determination by these women to succeed.