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The Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society (NIAAS)
January 2017 Meeting PDF Print E-mail

The first meeting of the 2017 is on Monday 9th January, it starts at 8pm sharp in our usual venue of Ballyclare High School Lecture Theatre. Directions can be found here.

e_scullionOur speaker for January is Dr. Eamon Scullion from the University of Northumbria Newcastle and his talk is titled 'Solar Vortex'

We are delighted to have Eamon with us for the first time to give us this talk and I'm sure you will all make him very welcome. As you can see below, Eamon's speciality is the sun so we are really looking forward to hearing his lecture.

About Eamon: Originally from North Antrim, Eamon qualified from Queens University in 2005 and followed this up with a Masters by research on Solar Physics at the University of Glasgow.

Between 2007 and 2010, he completed a Ph.D. in Solar Physics with thesis titled, "Investigating Jets in the lower-to-mid Solar Atmosphere: Observations and Numerical Simulations".

Eamon specialises in observational solar physics, which involves image processing and data analysis on high resolution observations of the lower atmosphere of the Sun. 

Please feel free to join us for our first meeting of the year. If you recieved the gift of a telescope for christmas, you are welcome to come along and get some advice from our experts after the lecture.

Please note: Under 16's are very welcome but due to our child protection policy, we ask that they are accompanied by an adult.

As always the talk is free, a donation bucket is available at the door if you wish to support us in our work! Refreshments are available (also free) after the meeting and so is some good chat!

Hope to see you all there!

 
Membership Now Open PDF Print E-mail

We've just updated the website and membership is now open for the new season.

Later this week I will be announcing our speakers for 2016/17 and i'm really excited by the lineup that we have put together. All meetings are booked and I think you will really enjoy them! Also keep tuned for details of our Perseid Watch BBQ which will take place this month!

You can pay now by clicking the link below and pay with PayPal.

Details here!

 
Weather at Killylane PDF Print E-mail

You can now check the weather forecast for the NIAAS observing site at Killylane, supplied by metcheck.com!

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Associate Membership PDF Print E-mail

Due to the great increase of interest, we are very proud to introduce a new associate membership pack!

Are you interested in local astronomy and would like to become a member of the NIAAS but you're unable to attend our meetings in Ballyclare? Then Associate Membership is for you!

Read more...
 
New Season! PDF Print E-mail

We are really pleased to announce our speaker line up for the forthcoming season:

2016

September 5th - Stephen Tonkin (Hampshire) - Ten ways the universe tries to kill you

October 3rd - Ian Robson (Edinburgh) - Supercool Astronomy

November 7th - John Flannery (SDAS) - The Sky by Eye

December 5th - David Asher (Armagh) - subject tbc

2017

January 9th - Eamon Scullion - Solar Vortex

February 6th - Stephen Smartt (QUB) - subject tbc

March 6th - Morgan Fraser (Cambridge) - Supernovae and Massive Stars

April 3rd - TBC

May 8th - Members Talk & AGM

Again this season we have some speakers who are with us for the first time and some returning friends along to give us a talk. We look forward to seeing you all again in September. 

 
Become a NIAAS member ONLINE PDF Print E-mail

We are pleased to announce that you can now become a NIAAS member ONLINE with payment through PayPal.

Click here to see our membership options and join now for membership to September 2016! Pay securely with PayPal. Even if you don't have a PayPal account you can pay with your credit or debit card!

There is no better time to join or renew your current membership!
(The NIAAS is a registered charity no. NIC100233 and registered as a charity with the Inland Revenue: Charity No. XT18196)

 

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