Long Eaton Astronomical Society November Meeting – GAIA

The next meeting of the Long Eaton Astronomical Society is on Thursday 24th November at the usual time of 7:00pm. The speaker will be Mr M Perkins FRAS of the school talking about “GAIA – The Mission to Map a Billion Stars (a non-parallel universe).”

GAIA is a European Space Agency mission that launched in 2013 with the aim of mapping out stars in the Milky Way. The hope is that by understanding the structure of the Milky Way we can begin to understand how the Universe has developed.

The talk will start at 7pm with refreshments available form 6:30pm. All are welcome, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult please. Members free and guests for a suggested donation of £2. After the talk there may be opportunity for some observing in the observatory if the weather allows. Last time we had wonderfully clear skies and did some double star hunting.


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