Gerard Gilligan is acting meetings secretary.

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SHA Summer Picnic 2022

was on Saturday 25th June and included A Visit to the City of Bath & Herschel Museum of Astronomy with a walking tour of Bath


This will be on Sat 22 Oct 2022 at 10 am–5 pm at the Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham, B3 3BS.
Speakers include:

– Clive Davenhall, Pyramids, Photography and Pseudoscience
– Daniel Belteki, The winter of raw computers: the history of the lunar and planetary     reductions of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
– Christopher Taylor, The Astronomers and the Birth of Atomic Physics
– Mike Leggett, The Billingborough Astronomer: Star colours and Edward Iszatt Essam
– Allan Chapman, Sir John Herschel 1792–1871 – The Universal Philosopher of the Age:     Astronomer, Scholar, and the pioneer of photography

The registration fee is: SHA members £15; non-members £20

Conference Poster

Conference Flier

For more details and pre-booking, please contact the Meetings Secretary above.


The next Online talk will be on Sat 19 Nov 2022 (12.00 noon)

Title: William Herschel (1738-1822) – Discoverer of the Deep Sky

Speaker: Wolfgang Steinicke

Further details to follow in due course


The last  Online talk was on Saturday 3 Sep 2022

Title: Telescopes, Temples, Eclipses and Ethnohistory: Exploring the Exciting Astronomical History of Southeast Asia

Speakers: Dr Wayne Orchiston & Darunee Lingling Orchiston

A link to the Youtube video can be found here