Historical Section Meeting – Saturday May 21st 2016

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    Mike Frost
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    The next meeting of the BAA Historical Section is in Liverpool on May 21st, with a theme of “Observational Astronomy through the Ages”

    Date:    Saturday May 21st 2016
    Time:    10:00 – 17:00  (doors open at 09:30)
    Venue:   The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT
    Cost:    5 pounds for BAA members, 10 pounds for non-members

    You can book in advance or pay at the door; advance booking is preferred.
    Please use the form at http://www.britastro.org/historical2016 or book through the BAA shop.

    Timetable:

    09:30  Doors open

    09:30 – 10:00 Refreshments

    10:00 – 10:10 Introduction and Welcome

    10:10 – 11:05 Gerard Gilligan
                    ‘West Kirby to the Moon – the history of Liverpool Astronomical Society’

    11:55 – 12:00 Kevin Kilburn
                    ‘The Bridestones Legacy’

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

    13:30 – 13:35 Welcome Back

    13:35 – 14:30 Christopher Taylor
                    ‘William Herschel and the Expansion of the Universe’

    14:30 – 15:25 Bob Marriott
      ‘Some Lancashire Emigrants’

    15:25 – 15:50 Refreshments

    15:50 – 16:50 Prof. Bill Leatherbarrow
                    ‘Patrick Moore and our Volcanic Moon’

    16:50 – 17:00 Concluding Remarks

    17:00  The Quaker Meeting House Closes

    There is no parking at the Quaker Meeting House, but plenty of car parks nearby. Liverpool Lime Street Station is ten minutes walk away.

    More details on our web site – http://www.britastro.org/history

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    Historical Section Director: Mike Frost        
    Deputy Director: Lee Macdonald                

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