Idle & Thackley Conservative Club
Malt Shovel Yard, Idle, West Yorkshire, BD10 8QB
Enjoy a day celebrating the Yearbook of Astronomy 2022 with a series of presentations by fabulous guest speakers. This event is suitable for everyone, from beginners to experienced amateur astronomers, and includes a buffet lunch (bar also available).
The Meandering Moon and the Calendar
Many ancient calendars were based on the phases of the Moon. Lunar cycles still govern the lives of billions of people. In this talk, we explore the role of the Moon in the major religious calendars of the world.
Ladies of the Night: Female Astronomers Before and Including Caroline Herschel
We often hear that Caroline Herschel was the first female astronomer, but we can trace back female involvement in astronomy much further back in history. This talk tells their story.
The Origins of Solar System Exploration – 1961 to 1981
In this talk, Peter will discuss the origins of solar system exploration by the USA and what was then the USSR. The talk focuses on the period 1961 to 1981 – when we were able to view the planets up close for the first time.
Radio Astronomy Around the World
The last decade has seen a great rise in the number and scope of projects in radio astronomy and a number of major observatories, mostly with arrays of many antennas, have been built or are being built in diverse locations. This talk will give an overview of the current state of some of these projects and the challenges that radio astronomers are now tackling.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sat 29th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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