Comet Section Meeting

Saturday 18th May 201908:00

This year’s Comet Section meeting will be held in York on Saturday, May 18. A lot has happened in the two years since the last meeting and we have a great line-up of speakers to keep you up to date with everything new in the comet world. The venue is only 10 minutes walk from York mainline railway station and so it is easily accesible to people from all over the UK and beyond. Everyone (members and non-members) is welcome but an email to the Director would be appreciated so that we can get an idea of numbers. Entry to members is free but we ask for a small contribution (£3) from non-members to cover the cost of morning and afternoon tea/coffee.

If you are coming to the meeting on Saturday by car please see the directions here (Getting to Clements Hall.pdf). There is limited parking in the school carpark near the venue. Alternatively there is paid parking in Nunnery Lane. York has a number of Park and Rides which may also be an option.

10:00 Doors open, coffee/tea
10:30 Introduction and Section Review Nick James
10:50 A tribute to Glyn Marsh Denis Buczynski
11:00 Analysing comet magnitudes Jonathan Shanklin
11:30 Serendipitous comet observing Wendy Clark
12:00 Seasonal activity on 29P Dr. Richard Miles
12:30 Lunch
13:30 A consummate comet observer Denis Buczynski
14:00 Comet imaging with modest equipment David Swan
14:30 Setting up a remote observatory Kevin Hills
15:00 Tea
15:30 The forgotten stars of comets Janice McClean
16:00 My comet observing programme Peter Carson
16:30 Future cometary missions after Rosetta Dr. Colin Snodgrass
17:15 Discussion
18:00 Close

A PDF copy of this poster is here.


Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW

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