The Long Eaton Astronomical Society met on the 15th May for a talk by Martyn Barry of the East Midlands Stargazers on the lesser known life and times of Sir Isaac Newton.
A big thanks to Martyn for an interesting insight into Sir Isaac Newton’s life. Newton was certainly a busy chap that much is for sure! And he even found time to (perhaps) invent the cat flap.
The meeting was very well attended once again by members old and new, welcome to those new members and indeed visitors. The audience enjoyed a very informative talk which threw up many surprises about the Father of modern Astronomy and Physics. He even had time in later years to become the chief of the Royal Mint which came as a surprise. Martyn has obviously put an awful lot of time and effort into researching Newton and it was a joy to share.
Afterwards Mike, Martyn and Steve fielded questions from members about the practical side of astronomy. This is something we will need to do more often as it seemed to go down very well.
Our next meeting is on June 26th at 6:30pm. Steve Ibbotson will be guiding us through the many astronomical targets we can hope to see during the Summer months and into Autumn. If the weather allows there will be a chance for some solar observing in the observatory either before or after the talk. You will be welcome to ask any questions too, and we invite suggestions for future event content.