Have a good summer

Astrosoc would like to wish all members and students a good summer and we’ll see you at the start of the new academic year.

This week’s meeting!

This week we’re going to be making paper craft mars rovers and our Outreach officer Callum will be hosting a surprise activity!

7:30pm, 20th March. Nuffield G13

Followed by observing (weather permitting) and finishing at Joe’s.

Jupiter Watch 2014

This Saturday we’re hosting a Jupiter watch day between 2pm – 5pm.

This will be open to the public with activities and workshops for all ages; so feel free to join us.

jupiterwatch

 

Workshops will be running throughout the day as well as scheduled talks. All the talks will take place in the Large Lecture theatre in the Poynting Physics Building.

The day will be followed by observing in the evening (weather permitting).

Astronomy in the City

February 26th 2014 (Tickets are required)
18:00-22:00

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Tomorrow we’re looking forwards to taking part in Astronomy in the City! If you’re attending, please make sure you’re aware of the events taking place throughout the evening. We look forwards to seeing you there!

Programme: 
6:00pm Welcome and introduction to the University of Birmingham Observatory
6:15pm What’s up? Exploring March’s night sky
6:30pm Future Human Space Exploration of Mars
6:40pm Why? How? Ask our experts your astronomical questions
7:00pm Break for Refreshments
7:15pm Observing

There are more details on the UoB Astrophysics website, here

Ming Moon: Round 2

We’re going back to Ming Moon Chinese restaurant to see if we can tackle the all you can eat buffet. Will we be successful?

This is a social event available to members only; because of this there is no meeting or observing on the 27/2/14

Themed observing: Planets

This week we’re looking forwards to themed observing of the planets.

So join us in Nuffield G13 at 7:30pm this Thursday to learn about some of the brightest objects in the night sky and found out how to observe them. Afterwards, weather permitting, there will be observing with the society telescopes and as always a social drink in Joes to finish the night!

Starting Astronomy: Favourite Objects

This week we have got a host of small talks from each of our new committee members on their favourite object in the night sky. At the end of these we will be asking you to vote on your favourite of the objects that have been discussed with the aim that the society will make an effort to observe the most popular choices over the coming months (if possible).

So join us in Nuffield G13 at 7:30pm this Thursday to get your chance at picking the future observations for the society and learning some fun facts along the way. Afterwards, weather permitting, there will be observing with the society telescopes and as always a social drink in Joes to finish the night!

New Committee

Thank you to everyone one who came to our AGM tonight, and congratulations to our new committee:

Chair: Paul Carter
Secretary: Kristian Zarebski
Treasurer: Bethany Cook
Events: James Delaney
Outreach: Callum Bellhouse
Equipment: Nathan Adams
Publicity: Sophie Meredith

Patron: Sean Elvidge

Film Night: Airplane II

‘A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track–again?’

This term’s film is the 80s space comedy, Airplane II. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the first one, this one’s exactly the same- only in space!

Nuffield G13, 7:30pm, Thursday 6th February 2014. Followed by observing, weather permitting, and finishing in Joe’s.

Annual General Meeting and Curry

Come along if you’re interested in being on the AstroSoc committee 2014, or would like to have a say in who is on it, and any possible amendments to our constitution. Followed by curry, most likely at Dilshad, Selly Oak.

Full details of committee positions and our constitution can be found in the ‘About Us’ section. Nuffield G13, 17:00, WEDNESDAY 5th February 2013.