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The Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society (NIAAS)
February 2019 Meeting PDF Print E-mail

The second meeting of 2019 season will be on Monday 4th February, it starts at 8pm sharp in our usual venue of Ballyclare High School Lecture TheatreDirections can be found here.

alan fitzsimmons

In February we hold our special Andrew Trimble Memorial Lecture and this year we are really lucky to have Professor Alan Fitzsimmons from Queens University Belfast along to give us our talk. Alan will be giving us a talk titled 'Oumuamua'.

Professor Alan Fitzsimmons is one of the top Astronomers in the U.K and it will be great to welcome him back to the society. Oumuamua is the name given to the first interstellar object that was discovered just over a year ago, passing through our solar system. It will be really interesting to hear Alan's take on this object as not a lot is known about it! 

About Prof. Fitzsimmons: I am an astronomer in the QUB Astrophysics Research Centre. My primary research interests are in performing observations of minor bodies in our solar system, comets and asteroids. These studies are generally based on observations performed on the UK supported telescopes in the Canary Islands (ING) and Chile ( ESO). I am also a member of the WASP consortium which has built and operates the SuperWASP facility on La Palma, and the UK Pan-STARRS Science Consortium.

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 we will have refreshments available after the meeting, a donation bucket is available at the door if you wish to support us in our work!

Hope to see you all there!

 
Programme PDF Print E-mail

All meetings start at 8pm in the Lecture Theatre at Ballyclare High School, Ballyclare, County Antrim. For directions, click here.

2018

September 3rd - Stephen Beasant (NIAAS) - Observing the Autumn Sky

October 1st - Prof Mihalis Mathioudakis (QUB) - The Sun - Our Star

November 5th - Dr Steve Barrett (Liverpool) - Warping Space and Time

December 3rd - Equipment and beginners night

2019

January 14th - Dr Stuart Sim (QUB) - Antimatter in the Milky Way

February 4th - Prof. Alan Fitzsimmons (QUB) - Oumuamua

March 4th - Ronan Newman (Galway) - Noctilucent Clouds: Ice at the Edge of Space

April 1st - Dr. Andrew Dennis (Andor) - Camera Technologies for Advanced Astronomy

May 13th - Members Talk, The Big Quiz and AGM

 

 
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 2019! 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)

 
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...
 

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