Hull and East Riding
Next Meeting -
The speaker will be Dr Richard J Parker (University of Sheffield) on the topic “The Cradle of the Sun: did our Solar system form in a Star Cluster?”
It will be held at 7.30 pm at our usual venue, the Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED.
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Available NOW…. Our Gallery page!
By popular request, we have added a gallery page to our website, to showcase images taken by members of the society. If you want to have your own section send an email to Brian Davies and they will be incorporated soon afterwards. New images added in February 2018.
Christmas Meal -
A splendid time was had by over 30 members at the annual post-
Fireballs over the UK -
Two reports by member Ray Taylor:
First: “Two Nemetode.org members (myself and Jim in Essex) managed to capture this, albeit just the early stages as it came in on a WNW trajectory over the North Sea.
UFO Orbit suggests a sporadic, with an absolute magnitude of -
The Tisserand parameter is 2.59 suggesting that this object originated from a Jupiter Family Comet.
Second: January 7th fireball…absolute magnitude -
An “Alpha Hydrid”. Going out over Cleethorpes and across the North Sea.
I have attached the images which may be of interest to HERAS members” [ Ed: the four images for each event are in the picture gallery, under Ray Taylor ]
Chris Lintott Spoke in Hull, Monday 3rd July 2017
“Galaxy Zoo: From Penguins to Peas”
Prof. Chris Lintott (of the BBC programme “Sky at Night”) gave a highly entertaining and informative (and free!) public lecture at the University of Hull on Monday 3rd July.
An Astronaut Speaking in Hull -
Wilberforce College hosted a splendid a presentation by Michael Foale.
Born in Louth, Lincolnshire, Michael spoke about his many great adventures and achievements in space including a life of exploration. This visit offered a unique insight into the drive and ambition behind his extraordinary life.
Some of Michael’s many accomplishments:
375 days in orbit
6 trips into space on shuttle and Soyuz missions
Serviced the Hubble telescope
International Space Station Commander
Helped rescue the Mir space station when it was damaged
A fascinating evening!
2016’s Transit of Mercury
The transit of Mercury on May 9th 2016 was the main feature of the open day (and night!) at the newly refurbished and expanded observatory of our sister society, BLAS (Brough Astronomy.) Around 50 or more people attended through the day, and eight telescopes were operating outside, plus there was a large live projected view inside the observatory -
Balloon Launch -
There was a High Altitude balloon mission to the ‘edge of space’ -
There was a pre-