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STORNOWAY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
PROGRAMME FOR 2017

Date Speaker Subject Venue
Wed 1st
Feb 2017

Angus Morrison
BSc.

  GAIA Mapping the Milky Way

07.00 pm
Tarbert Library
Tarbert
Isle of Harris
Tue 7th
Feb 2017
John Morrison

  Exhibition of Astronomical Equipment and Workshop

07.30 pm
Newton Centre
Seaforth Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis

Wed 1st
Mar 2017

Donny Mackay
BA, BSc, FBRS

  The Search for Planet 9

07.00 pm
Tarbert Library
Tarbert
Isle of Harris
Tue 7th
Mar 2017

Angus Morrison
BSc.

  Astronomy Beyond the Visible 07.30 pm
Newton Centre
Seaforth Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Tue 4th
Apr 2017
Donny Mackay
BA, BSc, FBRS
  The Search for Planet 9 07.30 pm
Newton Centre
Seaforth Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Tue 2nd
May 2017

David Rowlands
BA, BSc

  Astronomers of the Orient 07.30 pm
Newton Centre
Seaforth Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Wed 3rd
May 2017
Angus Morrison
BSc
  The Birth of the Universe 07.00 pm
Tarbert Library
Tarbert
Isle of Harris
Tue 6th
Jun 2017
Mary Rowlands
BA, BSc
  Infinity 07.30 pm
Newton Centre
Seaforth Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Wed 7th
Jun 2017
David Rowlands
BA, BSc

  The History of Astronomy (Part 1)
  (From Ancient Greece to Galileo)

07.00 pm
Tarbert Library
Tarbert
Isle of Harris
Tue 5th
Sep 2017
Donny Mackay
BA, BSc, FBRS

  Cassini at Saturn

07.30 pm
Stornoway Library
Cromwell Street
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
(admission free)
Wed 6th
Sep 2017
Angus Morrison
BSc
  The Messier Catalogue 07.00 pm
Tarbert Library
Tarbert
Isle of Harris
Tue 3rd
Oct 2017
Angus Morrison
BSc
  The Birth of the Universe 07.30 pm
Newton Centre
Seaforth Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Wed 4th
Oct 2017
Donny Mackay
BA, BSc, FBRS

  Cassini at Saturn

07.00 pm
Tarbert Library
Tarbert
Isle of Harris
Wed 1st
Nov 2017

Angus Morrison
BSc

  The Life and Death of a Star

07.00 pm
Tarbert Library
Tarbert
Isle of Harris
Tue 7th
Nov 2017
Donny Mackay
BA, BSc, FBRS
  Annual General Meeting

  
followed by a talk on Mars Exploration and the Search for Life
07.30 pm
Newton Centre
Seaforth Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Tue 5th
Dec 2017
    Annual Astro Quiz Night

07.30 pm
Newton Centre
Seaforth Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis

Wed 6th
Dec 2017
    Annual Astro Quiz Night

07.00 pm
Tarbert Library
Tarbert
Isle of Harris

 

Painting by David Tait

This is a painting of the Aurora Borealis by local artist David Tait.
David was kind enough to send us this photo of the painting for SAS to display.