2020 April 1
BAA Wednesday webinars
* * * Next webinar: 7pm BST, Wed 16 September * * *
Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE – Nick James, Director of the BAA Comet Section
Image of Neptune and Triton by John Sussenbach.
To help maintain a sense of community at a time when many of us are unable to leave home, we will be holding a series of free weekly webinars at 7pm on Wednesdays. The presentations will typically last for 15-30 minutes followed by questions from those attending.
The first webinar will be held on 1st April on the topic Prospects for Comet 2019 Y4 (ATLAS) by Nick James, the BAA Comet Section Director. Future webinars will be added to the BAA meetings and events page.
To join the webinar click on the below link, it will be the same link each week. This will prompt you to install the Zoom software and then you will be able to join the webinar. You may click on the link in advance to ensure you have the software installed and are ready at the start.
Click to join: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/548739039
For anyone who does not wish to join via Zoom or is unable to install the software, we intend to stream the webinars on our BAA YouTube channel.
It is possible to listen to the webinars by phone, noting you will pay for the call at your usual rate and you won’t have the benefit of seeing the presentation. A list of numbers can be found here, and you will need to key in the webinar id 548 739 039 to join.
7pm Wednesday webinar schedule
|1st April 2020||Prospects for Comet 2019 Y4 (ATLAS)||Nick James, BAA Comet Section Director|
|8th April 2020||Venus Live||David Arditti, BAA Equipment & Techniques Section Director|
|15th April 2020||Sir Patrick Moore – Early Life, Mentors and Notebooks (Part I)||Dr John Mason, Trustee and Archivist for the Sir Patrick Moore Heritage Trust|
|22nd April 2020||Two Variable Stars in the Northern Crown||Jeremy Shears, BAA Variable Star Section Director|
|Fri 24th April 2020
|A Special Image for the 30th Anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope
Note the unusual time.
|Dr John Mason, BAA Press and Publicity Officer|
|29th April 2020||Twilight Tour of the Moon||David Arditti, BAA Equipment & Techniques Section Director|
|6th May 2020||From Kitchens to Comets – Hunting for molecules with a spectroscope||Hugh Allen, Chairman of the Wells & Mendip Astronomers|
|13th May 2020||Sir Patrick Moore – Early Life, Mentors and Notebooks (Part II)||Dr John Mason, Trustee and Archivist for the Sir Patrick Moore Heritage Trust|
|20th May 2020||The Solar Cycle||Lyn Smith, BAA Solar Section Director|
|27th May 2020||BAA Meeting webinar – The BAA in Suffolk between the World Wars followed by Sky Notes||Bill Barton and Nick James|
|3rd June 2020||A Journey through the Comet Section archives||Nick James, BAA Comet Section Director|
|10th June 2020||Adventures in the Goldilocks Zone: the search for other Earths||Prof Frazer Pearce, University of Nottingham|
|17th June 2020||Revd Dr William Pearson: co-founder of the RAS||Mike Frost, BAA Historical Section Director|
|24th June 2020||Observing Saturn in 2020||Mike Foulkes, BAA Saturn, Uranus and Neptune Section Director|
|1st July 2020||Is SS Cygni losing the plot? Observing unusual outbursts in a well-known dwarf nova.||Jeremy Shears, BAA Variable Star Section Director|
|8th July 2020||Cook, the Transit of Venus, Aftermath and Legacy||Stewart Coulter, WOLAS Outreach Officer and Vice-President|
|15th July 2020||
BAA/SPA Joint Webinar
Jupiter at opposition
Myths and Illusions
Dr John Rogers, BAA Jupiter Section Director
Greg Smye-Rumsby, designer and illustrator with Astronomy Now
|22nd July 2020||
Observing Planetary Nebulae
Owen Brazell, President of the Webb Deep-Sky Society
|29th July 2020||
Supernova Betelgeuse? What have we learnt?
What we learnt from the recent fade of this red giant
Dr Mark Kidger of the European Space Agency European Space Astronomy Centre
|19th August 2020||
Neptune at Opposition
Mike Foulkes, BAA Saturn, Uranus and Neptune Section Director
|16th September 2020||
Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE
Nick James, BAA Comet Section Director