Long Eaton Astronomical Society Meeting Feb 26th

The next meeting is on Thursday the 26th February at the usual time of 6:30pm. Our guest speakers will be from Nottingham Trent University and they will be presenting two short talks:

The Polar Atmosphere at GPS (Speaker: Liam Hardwick)

Plasma structures in the polar atmosphere can cause adverse effects on radio signals used for satellite communication and GPS. Therefore it is important to study how the plasma decays and changes as it moves within the polar region. This talk will discuss the methods we are using for doing so.

Stars and Galaxies (Speaker: Dr A Wood)

Nottingham Trent University hosts Trent Astronomical Observatory, which students use to peer deep into our own galaxy and beyond.  We can study exoplanets and observe distant galaxies.  Come and see some of the latest observations from this fantastic facility.

After the two talks there may be opportunity for some observing if the weather is kind. Refreshments are available from 6:15pm and are included. Admission is free to members (Memberships now renewing at the rate of £15 for the year) and for a suggested donation of £2 per person for non-members.

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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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