2023 Historical Section Meeting

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    Bill Barton

    Our 2023 Historical Section meeting will take place on Saturday May 20th 2023 at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret St, Birmingham.

    The venue is conveniently located in central Birmingham, 10 minutes walk from New Street Station. Car parking is available nearby (Paradise Birmingham is the closest car park), but we are in Birmingham’s clean air zone, so please check if your car is liable for a fee. There is a cafe at the BMI, and several pubs and restaurants nearby.

    Places are booked using Ticket Tailor. The cost is £7.50 for BAA members, £10.00 for non-members. Access to the 25% BAA member discount can be found the BAA website.

    Doors open at 09:30 and the meeting runs from 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 17:00.

    Our speaker line-up:

    Mark Edwards – The Early Years of Jodrell Bank
    Marie-Louise Archer – Ulugh Beg: Sultan, Astronomer, Mathematician and Visionary
    Pauline Norris – Ancient Egyptians and their Astronomy
    Lee Macdonald – Refugees, Star Clusters and Relativity: Astronomy at Greenwich Observatory in the First World War
    Andrew Lound – Herschel’s Lunatick Friends

    The BMI is home to the Robert Stawell Ball library of the Society for the History of Astronomy, which will be open to delegates.

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