Delve into the deep and dark of the sky at night

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name of event: Bri­tish As­tro­nom­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion: Mac­cles­field Week­end Meet­ing: ‘Into the Deep and Dark’, hosted by Mac­cles­field As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety. This ex­cit­ing event will be opened by the Town Mayor Janet Jack­son. Where / when is it? Mac­cles­field Town Hall – Fri­day, Septem­ber 5 and Satur­day, Septem­ber 6. The event starts at 7pm on the Fri­day even­ing and is a full day on the Satur­day. What does it in­volve? This is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for the public to come along to an ex­hi­bi­tion and con­fer­ence to find out more about stars, their ef­fect and life as stud­ied by am­a­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als us­ing both prac­ti­cal ob­ser­va­tion and cos­mo­log­i­cal the­ory. Who is it suit­able for? The event is suit­able for those who are just cu­ri­ous about astron­omy, the uni­verse and the night sky, or ex­pe­ri­enced astronomers. Ideal too for high school stu­dents or univer­sity stu­dents for fur­ther un­der­stand­ing in this area of sci­ence. If you have ever looked up into the night sky and been fas­ci­nated by what you can see, then come along and learn more about its beauty. Any other in­for­ma­tion?

Pro­gramme Sched­ule: Fri­day 7pm reg­is­tra­tion. 7.30pm wel­come by Mac­cles­field Town Mayor Janet Jack­son. 7.4pm Clive Dickinson – ‘The Mi­crowave Uni­verse’. Satur­day 9.45am reg­is­tra­tion. 10.15am BAA pres­i­dent Hazel McGee – of­fi­cial wel­come and BAA busi­ness. 10.30am Dr Ea­monn Kerins – ‘The hunt for Earth-2’. 11.30am Prof An­drew Lyne – ‘Cos­mic Can­non Balls – The for­ma­tion, life and uses of neu­tron stars’. 12.30pm lunch – please bring a packed lunch or you are also wel­come to ven­ture into town to one of the lo­cal restau­rants. 2pm Mr Chris Rose – Mac­cles­field AS – past, present and future. 2.30pm Dr John McDon­ald – ‘The Uni­verse: from the ear­li­est time to the sky we see to­day’. 3.30pm Af­ter­noon tea: in­cluded. 4.30pm Dr Ste­wart Moore – ‘Plan­e­tary Neb­u­lae for the Am­a­teur’. 5.30pm Mr Jeff Lash­ley – Ex­per­i­ments in a Cam­bridgeshire field – the story of an am­a­teur ra­dio tele­scope project. 6.15pm ques­tions, raf­fle and close. Adult tick­ets are £5 and young per­sons un­der 16 are free. Book­ing is es­sen­tial - as places are limited.

Please tele­phone the BAA on 020 7734 4145 dur­ing of­fice hours to

●● Plan­e­tary neb­u­lar, taken by Chris Heapy, of Mac­cles­field Astron­omy So­ci­ety, from his back gar­den in Mac­cles­field make your reser­va­tion quot­ing ‘Mac­cles­field Week­end Meet­ing’.

This cost in­cludes re­fresh­ments but not lunch.

SK10 1AH.

●● So­lar-Jel­ly­fish, from An­drew Green­wood, of Mac­cles­field Astron­omy So­ci­ety

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