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Yearbook Of Astronomy 2022

Yearbook Of Astronomy 2022

Saturday 29th October 2022 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

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).

Presentations include:

David Harper
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.

Mary McIntyre
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.

Peter Rea
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.

Rod Hine
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.

Event booking

This event is being organised by Brian Jones, with bookings being taken via his Starlight Nights website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Idle & Thackley Conservative Club. View these events on a calendar.

  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 23rd May 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Idle, BD10 8QB

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    Monday 6th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Idle, BD10 8QB

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  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 20th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Idle, BD10 8QB

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  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 4th July 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Idle, BD10 8QB

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  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 18th July 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Idle, BD10 8QB

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  • Bradford Astronomical Society lecture evening

    Monday 1st August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Idle & Thackley Conservative Club, Idle, BD10 8QB

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