Delve into the deep and dark of the sky at night
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.
●● Solar-Jellyfish, from Andrew Greenwood, of Macclesfield Astronomy Society