Public Meeting – 15th April


This month’s public meeting takes place on Wednesday 15th April at 7:30pm. It will feature a talk about Weather & Meteorology by Stephen Davenport. 

Stephen is a meteorologist, writer & broadcaster with over twenty years experience in weather forecasting, broadcasting and managing the weather, providing forecasting and analysis for oil and gas companies, shipping, television, radio and newspapers. He currently works for Meteogroup, as a Senior meteorologist, having worked for the Met Office, Weathernews and many others.

You may be thinking “so, what does this have to do with an astronomy group?” Well…everything.

Astronomy is largely governed by the weather and knowing more about how it works can be beneficial to anyone wanting to observe the night skies. We are all aware of issues with clouds in this country, as well as the ever important atmospheric seeing, and gaining a better understanding of these processes can help the astronomer think more critically about when it’s best to get the scope out.

Mr Davenport will take us through the processes behind forecasting, weather systems, fronts and other phenomena. The public meeting takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 15th April at 7:30pm. 


Posted on 10 April, 2009, in Society News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’d like to thank Stephen for a really interesting lecture last night.

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