Historical Section Meeting, York

Saturday 3rd May 201408:00

A meeting themed around “North Country Astronomy, old and new”.

A booking form for the meeting is available here as a Word document or in PDF format.

Cost: £5 for BAA members, £7 for non-members (includes refreshments but not lunch)

10:00 Doors open
10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments
10:30 – 10:40 Introduction and Welcome
10:40 – 11:35 Mike Maunder –‘The first 100 years of the BAA (north of Watford)’
11:35 – 12:30 Gerard Gilligan –‘William Lassell 1799-1880: Telescopes, Planets and Drinking Beer’
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break (lunch is not included in the price but there are lots of cafes and pubs nearby)
14:00 – 14:55 David Sellers – ‘William Gascoigne’
14:55 – 15:50 Dr Emily Winterburn – ‘The jobbing musician: William Herschel discovers astronomy’
15:50 – 16:20 Refreshments
16:20 – 17:20 Prof. Tom McLeish – ‘A Medieval Big Bang: The Cosmology of Robert Grosseteste’
17:20 – 17:30 Concluding Remarks
17:30 Meeting Closes

The Friargate Centre (www.quaker.org.uk/friargate) is in the centre of York, less than half a mile from the railway station. Visitors coming by car are recommended to use the excellent park-and-ride scheme operating from the outskirts of the city.

Organised by Mike Frost.


Friargate Quaker Centre, York, YO1 9RL

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