Alan’s talk last night was a great success. A fascinating trip through the solar system and what the amateur astronomer can achieve, with a number of stories from Alan’s life. Both educational and enchanting. I’ve shared many cups of tea with Alan and heard many of his stories, but he still managed to share some new ones last night. He captivated the lecture theatre which consisted of young and old, experienced observers and interested members of the public. It was a privilege o hear him speak again. Dr Dan Brown who is the Associate Professor in Physics and Mathematics at Nottingham Trent University has recorded the lecture and this will hopefully be available online in the coming weeks once he’s had chance to slice the audio and video together.
After the talk we all went down to the university’s observatory for a tour and marvel at their 16″ Meade on a Paramount – makes me envious every time I see it.