Variable Stars – November Public Meeting

For our last public meeting of 2009, the NEAS welcomes guest speaker Chris Jones who will be discussing “Discovery Made Easy: Variable Stars, an opportunity for amateur science”.

Variable star observing is a field of astronomy where amateurs can make significant contributions to science. Professional observatory schedules are unable to make the necessary observations of such objects and so it is down to dedicated enthusiasts to collect data and, possibly, make discoveries.

Chris Jones is just entering his fortieth year as an active observer of the skies and has been observing variable stars systematically for over three quarters of that time (making him a true expert on the subject).

Our public meetings are open to everyone. It will place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Henry Dixon Road, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 18th November. Doors open at 7:30pm, for an 8pm start. Entry cost £3, with refreshments available.

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Posted on 13 November, 2009, in IYA2009-Beyond, Popular Science, Society News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Variable Stars – November Public Meeting.

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