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

Our next meeting of 2019 season will be on Monday 1st April, it starts at 8pm sharp in our usual venue of Ballyclare High School Lecture TheatreDirections can be found here.

andrew dennis

We have a new speaker visiting us in April, Dr. Andrew Dennis from Andor Technology will be giving us a talk titled 'The Role of Non-imaging cameras in Cutting Edge Astronomy'.

About the talk: When we think of Astronomy we think of beautiful Astrophotograpy images, but behind the scenes there are usually a vast array of “technical” cameras which ensure the telescope remains aligned, perform deep Astronomical analysis or produce details of the chemical composition of far off worlds. To make a Hollywood analogy, these cameras could be considered to be the Screenplay writers, Visual effects engineers or Directors of the Astronomy world, without these cameras the “lead actors” simply couldn’t perform.

About Andrew: Andrew Dennis works at Andor technology and is the Director with responsibility for product Strategy. Andrew is a scientist with backgrounds in both Chemistry & Physics and a PhD in Spectroscopy.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. Dennis along to the society! Andor is a company born in N.Ireland and their technology is used in some of the biggest telescopes in the world. We think N.Ireland is a fantastic place to be, if you want to work in astro physics, and we want to share this with you! We do this by inviting along the people who are living it here and now, to tell us what they are working on!

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!

 
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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) - The Role of Non-imaging cameras in Cutting Edge 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! *NOW HALF PRICE* 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!

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