Monthly Meetings 2023-2024

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, TS21 3JG, until further notice.

# Amateur talk

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

8 September

“Seeing Through Telescopes Large and Small“ Dr. Tim Butterley of Durham University ##

13 October

“Comet Madness” by Richard Goodrich #

10 November

“Eyepieces” by Dr. Jürgen Schmoll, Chairman of CaDAS #

8 December

“Why Are There no Green Stars?“ by Paul Money ( via Zoom ) #

Note that as Paul Money is no longer able to travel long distances to give talks, his talk in December will be via Zoom, projected in the Planetarium. It may also be possible for members to join at home - details to be announced.

12 January 2024

“Why is the sky dark at night?“ by Dr. Fred Stevenson #

9 February

“The Birth of Planetary Systems” by rof. Rene Oudmaijer of Leeds University ##

8 March

“You Couldn't Make it Up!” by Neil Haggath FRAS of CaDAS #

12 April

“From Tracking Asteroids to Tracking Satellites” by Prof. Mark Swinbank of Durham University ##

10 May

“AGM and Members Night’

14 June

“Totality in Texas’by Neil Haggath FRAS of CaDAS #