The Long Eaton Astronomical Society meeting will start as 5.45pm for refreshments on Thursday 30th January in the rotunda. Liam Harris, a PhD student in the Department of Physics at the University of Leicester, will speak at 6pm. Liam describes himself as part instrument scientist, part astrobiologist, and his research involves looking at techniques which can be used on planetary missions to analyse the geology and chemistry of other planets. This enables scientists to look for water and therefore look for signs of life.
After we shall be observing if it is clear and Jupiter should be a good target. Also in nearby GalaxyM82 a white dwarf has gone Supernova (Type Ia) so if it is still visible we will see if we can observe it.
Refreshments will be from 5:45pm, as always – all are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Membership renewals will be due, membership is £10 per annum and forms will be available at the meeting. For non members we request a donation of £2 towards refreshments.
We look forward to seeing you.