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Astronomical Society

Welcome to HERAS  2020/21

A member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies      

   Latest Updates:  April 20th 2021

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Dr. Michael Martin-Smith, former President of HERAS, greets our final speaker for the 2014/15 season,  Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Professor Brad Gibson, director of the E. A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at Hull University, speaking to us in 2018.

Prof. Ian Morison, Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy, telling us ‘The Story of Jodrell Bank’ in March 2018


Covid-19 - Special Arrangements for 2020/2021


In the light of the ongoing problems with the Corona virus, we are providing this season’s lecture series via the Zoom web platform. The next presentation is at 8:00 pm on Wednesday 14th April. The details of the speakers are here.


Our room in the Cottingham Civic Centre is booked for next season, and we hope to restart there in September!  Our Zoom meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month this season, but from September we should be back to the second Monday, and will return to our normal start time of 7:30pm


If you have images for the Gallery or news for the Events page (less likely obviously!) do send them and the website will be updated regularly.


Take care everyone, and stay safe!


Dr. Chris Arridge of Lancaster University, talking about ‘Exploring the Solar System With Robots’ in February 2019.

Peter Rea, of the Cleethorpes Astronomy Society, speaking on “We Choose to Go To The Moon – Personal Recollections Of The First Moon Landing” in September 2019.