Monthly Meetings 2016-2017

The following are the dates of this season's monthly meetings, with details of speakers. As usual, all meetings are on Friday evenings, starting at 7.15 p.m. for a 7.30 pm start. will be held at the Planetarium, Wynyard Woodland Park, just outside Stockton, off the A177 Durham Road, until further notice.

# Amateur talk

## Academic subject, but “not too technical” presentation

9 September 2016

“Observing Double Stars” by by Dr. John McCue FRAS, Honorary Vice-President of CaDAS #

14 October

“Cold Dark Matter — Is it cold, is it dark and is it matter?“ by Dr. Julian Onions of Nottingham University ##

11 November

“The New Solar System” by Dr. Michael Martin-Smith of Hull AS #

9 December

“John Goodricke and Edward Pigott, the Fathers of Variable Star Astronomy” by Martin Lunn MBE, formerly of the York Museum #

13 January 2017

“How Telescopes are Made” by Dr. Jürgen Schmoll, Chairman of CaDAS #

10 February

“Detecting Meteors with Amateur Radio Equipment” by Joe Gordon of Newcastle AS #

10 March

“Occultations — What, How and Why?“ by Mell Jeffery of Scarborough AS, BAA Occultation Section Director #

14 April

“100 Years of Gravitational Lensing” by Dr. Mark Swinbank of Durham University ##

12 May

“Einstein, Einstein, Give us a Wave” by Dr. Pete Edwards of Durham University ##

9 June

AGM plus Social Evening