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Reminder - Historical Section Meeting - Saturday November 25th 2017

Electronic bulletin number
993
Issued on
2017 Nov 19 - 21:09

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Reminder - Historical Section Meeting - Saturday November 25th 2017


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The next meeting of the BAA Historical Section is in Birmingham next Saturday, with a theme of "Nineteenth Century Astronomy"


Date: Saturday November 25th 2017
Time: 10:00 - 17:00 (doors open at 09:30)
Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS
Cost: 5 pounds for BAA members, 10 pounds for non-members


If you haven't booked in advance you can pay at the door.


Timetable:


09:30 Doors open


09:30 – 10:00 Refreshments


10:00 – 10:10 Introduction and Welcome


10:10 – 11:05 Mark Edwards
‘Astronomy in JMW Turner's Paintings'


11:55 – 12:00 Kevin Kilburn
‘The Lost Gardens of Fireside’


12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
(lunch is not included in the price but there is a cafe in the BMI, and lots of cafes and pubs nearby)


13:30 – 13:35 Welcome Back


13:35 - 14:30 Kenelm England
‘Berkshire Astronomers’


14:30 - 15:25 Dr. Louise Devoy
'Observatory Life - putting the stories of the Maskelyne and Airy families back into Flamsteed House, Greenwich'


15:25 – 15:50 Refreshments


15:50 – 16:50 Dr. Allan Chapman
‘Sir John Herschel: Astronomer on Two Continents’


16:50 - 17:00 Concluding Remarks


17:00 Meeting Closes


The Birmingham and Midland Institute is the home of the Society for the History of Astronomy's Sir Robert Stawell Ball library.


The SHA have generously agreed to open the library to us, and will be holding a sale of surplus books.


There is no parking at the BMI, except for street parking (two hours max, no return for one hour), but plenty of car parks nearby.
(Note that there are roadworks around the nearby Paradise Circus car park, access may be complicated)


Birmingham New Street Station and Snow Hill Station are ten minutes walk away.


More details on our web site - www.britastro.org/history


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Historical Section Director: Mike Frost
Deputy Director: Lee Macdonald





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