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Stargazey Pie - Society Newsletter

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  • July  'Noteworthy Comets' by Denis Buczynski
  • June 'What has Space ever done for us' by Matjaz Vidmar
  • May 'A Visual Guide to the Universe' by Prof. David D. Meyer
  • April  'The Mars Curiosity Rover' by Prof. John Bridges
  • March  'The Future of Astronomical Observations' by Prof. Martin Hendry
  • February 'Brains Trust' - a Panel of "Experts"
  • January 'Planetary Nebulae'  by Maarten de Vries 



  • December 'Early Galaxies' by Prof. James Dunlop
  • November 'Life in Space' by Paul Jenkins
  • October  'The Apollo Programme' by Ken MacTaggart
  • September 'A Practical Approach to Observing'
  • August 'CERN' by James Hitchmough
  • July 'Is There Life on Earth' by James McTaggart
  • June 'Under Alien Skies 2' by Arthur Milne
  • May 'Comets and the Amateur Astronomer in the Digital Age' by Denis Bucyzynski
  • April AGM and Quiz
  • March  'Galaxy Zoo' by Maarten de Vries
  • February 'Saturn's Scintillating Satellites' by Pauline Macrae
  • January 'The Ultra-Violet Universe' by Paul Jenkins


  • December 'Life of Comets' by Robert McNaught
  • November 'Gamma-Ray Astronomy' by Prof. Paula Chadwick
  • October 'From the Darkest Reaches' by Samantha Smith
  • September  'Practical Astronomy' by A Cast of Thousands
  • August  'How I wonder What You Are' by Dr. Paul Ruffle
  • July  'Stars and Digital Photography' by Elina Shatalova
  • June  'The Moons of Neptune' by John Rosenfield
  • May  'Extrasolar Planets and Extraterrestrial Intelligence' by Dr. Duncan Forgan
  • April  'Asteroseismology' by Prof. Bill Chaplin
  • February 'Exoplanets and the SuperWASP project' by Grant Miller
  • January 'Space Medicine' - Bethany Jones


  • December 'Journey Into Space' - Paul Jenkins
  • November 'Mercury Messenger' - Pauline Macrae
  • October 'Stellar Siblings' - Maarten de Vries
  • September 'The Exploration of Mars?' - Prof. Mark Sims
  • August 'Runaway Rockets' - Dr John Davies
  • July 'Dark Matter' - Samantha Smith and James Hitchmough
  • June 'Venus: The Planet and its Transits' - Gordon McKenna
  • May 'Getting to Know The Moon' - Ken Kennedy
  • April 'Elements of Surprise' - Arthur Milnes
  • February 'Naming Astronomical Objects' - Michael Marett-Crosby
  • January 'Celestial Oddballs' - Maarten de Vries


  • November 'Active and Starburst Galaxies' - Pauline Macrae
  • October 'Solar Flares and Spaceweather' - Dr Lyndsay Fletcher
  • September 'Mercury Messenger - Last Frontier of the Terrestrial Planets' by John Rosenfield
  • August 'Getting Close to an Exo-Earth' by James Mactaggart
  • July 'The Going of DAWN' by Paul Jenkins
  • June 'Aurora' by Ken Kennedy
  • May 'The Moon Landing Hoax?' by Ken MacTaggart
  • April 'Stellar Cannibals' by Amanda Smith
  • March 'Space Camps USA' by Nick Forwood
  • February 'Animals in Space' by Michael Marett-Crosby
  • January 'Seeing the Quantum World through a Telescope' by Maarten de Vries


  • December 'Beyond Infinity' by Paul Jenkins
  • November 'Galaxies' by Pauline Macrae
  • October 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by John Rosenfield
  • September  'LIGO & LISA' by Stuart Reid


  • December  'The Queen of the Heavens' by Rhona Fraser
  • November  Monthly Meeting Notices 
  • October  Monthly Meeting Notices
  • September  Monthly Meeting Notices
  • August  'Robotic Exploration - The Challenges' by Maarten de Vries
  • July  'The Solar Eclipse of 2008 from China, and the Beijing Observatory' by Des Loughney
  • June  'Blinking Stars' by Melvyn Taylor
  • May  'Sirius Red' by Howie Firth
  • April  AGM & DVD: 'Magnificent Desolation - Walking On The Moon'
  • March  'Powering Satellites and Spaceships' by Arthur Milnes
  • February  'Galilean Satellites' by Pauline Macrae
  • January   'Mars - How Did They get it so Wrong?' by Bill Leslie


  • December  'Traipsing round The Universe' by Maarten de Vries
  • November  'Video Astronomy' by Andrew Elliot and 'Comet Making' by Bill Leslie
  • October  'Charlie's List' by Maarten de Vries
  • September  'Physics of The Extraordinary' by Colin Donaldson
  • August  'Hunting the Largest Redshift Galaxies'  by Ross McLure
  • July  'The Sun and its Interactions with Earth' by Duncan Lunan
  • June  'Stars in their Death Throes' by John Eldridge
  • May  'The Hubble Space Telescope' by Chris Stradlin
  • April  AGM
  • March  'Meteors' by Neil Bone
  • February  'Jupiter' by Pauline Macrae
  • January  'Presentation Skills' by Robert Clark, and more by John Gilmour and Arthur Milnes


  • December  'The Christmas Star' by Pauline Macrae
  • November  'Space Missions' by Robert Law
  • October  'Travelog - A Southern Sky' by Rhona Fraser
  • September  'The total eclipse of 1919 and The Creation of Einstein The Celebrity' by Bill Leslie 
  • August  'Watchers of The Dawn' by Dougie Scott
  • July  'Equipment Night' by Society Members
  • June  'Discovery and Exploration of The Moon'  by Ken MacTaggart
  • May  'Imaging with the Canon EOS 20Da' by Douglas Cooper
  • April  AGM
  • March  'The Night the Stars Fell' by Brian Kelly
  • February  'Mars Update' by Pauline Macrae
  • January  'Cosmic Building Blocks' by Arthur Milnes


  • December  'A Dummy's Guide to building a Home Observatory' by Eric Walker
  • November  'Orbital Manoeuvres in The Dark' by Maarten de Vries
  • October  'Abra Cad Astra' by Prof. John Brown
  • September  'James Nasmyth and His Telescopes' by Dave Gavine
  • August  'Noctilucent Clouds - A Modern Phenomenon' by Ken Kennedy
  • July  'Equipment Night' by Society Members
  • June  'The Aurora' by Ian Brantingham
  • May  Short presentations by Arthur Milnes, Donald Boyd and Rhona Fraser
  • April  AGM
  • March  'Life and Death in Other Planetary Systems' by Jane Greaves
  • February  'Cassini-Huygens' by Pauline Macrae
  • January  'Believe It Or Not'  by Arthur Milnes


  • December  'Chimneys, Fountains and the ISM' by Gordon Gallacher
  • November  'Star City' by Maarten de Vries
  • October  'Observing Satellites' by Alan Pickup
  • September  'Apollo 16' from NASA DVD loaned by Andy Ferguson
  • August  'Moons of Mars' by John Rosenfield
  • July  'Equipment Night' by Society Members
  • June  'The Stars Above, The World Below - a Fresh Look at Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo' by Howie Firth
  • May  'Getting the Measure of The Universe' by Dr. Martin Hendry
  • April  AGM
  • March  'With a Suitable System of Gears and Levers' by Arthur Milnes
  • February  'What has the Space Industry Done For Us?' by Pauline Macrae
  • January  'A Space Story' DVD by Andy Ferguson


  • December  'Orbital Zoo' by Trina Shaddick
  • November  'Sundials' by Dave Gavine
  • October  'Recent Advances with RHESSI' by Dr. Lyndsay Fletcher


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