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Astronomical Society of Haringey

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The Committee are currently in discussion to see in what direction the Society should take.

We have been going for 50 years, but things change and the World is not now as it was back then!

Social media is now 'the big thing' and although we have this - the website - and a Facebook page, we likely need to expand further

Please stay with us while this is all discussed - and if you have your own view, please feel free to email the Chairman



MAY MEETING

Thursday 16th 2024
19.00hrs / 7.00pm

VIRTUAL MEETING via Zoom

Jerry Stone FBIS, FRAS
"ISLAND ZERO
A Practical Way to Begin Space Habitat Development"

Space Habitats, or Space Colonies have been popularised ever since the 1970s especially with Gerard K O'Neill's book 'The High Frontier',
and the BBC series, 'Spaceships of the Mind'.
Typified by "Island One", these would be giant spherical structures to construct - larger than anything else so far built in space.
But it all has to start somewhere, so Jerry Stone and colleagues at the British Interplanetary Society, devised 'Island Zero'. Based on inflatable modules these have already be launched and tested in space, so a lot of the technology is already in existence
Jerry's talk will go into much greater detail

Space Colony

 

see MEETINGS for more details

Guests welcome to any meeting -
email :

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

 

Currently we will continue to meet 'virtually' for the general meetings.

Our last venue, The Olde Mitre Inne in Barnet, is now not really suitable.

However Observing Evenings have to be 'live'!

 

OBSERVING EVENINGS
General Information

Observing

See the OBSERVING page for maps and details
and some new images

NOTE : The GALLERY page links from OBSERVING, but can now also be accessed via a direct link -
see MENU , above left

Updates via text, (if you have set this up),
and also check the Facebook page
Any queries, email observing@ashastro.co.uk

Visitors welcome - check by emailing the above address - then just turn up!

However these outdoor meetings all depend on weather conditions, so final arrangements are made close to the date - and could change that day. Consequently having your email and/or mobile phone number is useful as you can be notified up to the minute
So anyone who hasn't already done so - and of course wishes to do so - please send this and your mobile phone number to - observing@ashastro.co.uk
(This goes to Chairman: Jim Webb; Secretary/Membership Secretary: Alister Innes and Treasurer: Kyri Voskou.)

See MEETINGS for more details
- and how to get to the venue

 

MAGAZINES

Covers of '2002' from the past few years are on-line. Currently the bulk of the magazine is not there due to technical reasons - see that page.


There are new details, including a new membership and renewal form as a downloadable PDF, on the ABOUT page

A page has been set up in the MENU - OBSERVING - where the maps, details and photographs can now be found

The Facebook page will also be used for the most up-to-date information

IMPORTANT NOTICE
The ASH follows GDPR
- General Data Protection Regulations
You can find full details on the ABOUT page, or use this link
The page includes a downloadable pdf


OBITUARIES has now moved to its own page.
Click above for the direct link, or it is linked from SPEAKERS

 

Viewing

 
BACKGROUND IMAGES
page image copyright
INDEX Witchhead Nebula NASA
MAGAZINE Planetary Nebula 2818 NASA
ABOUT Comet Hale-Bopp Mat Irvine
CONTACT Jodrell Bank Mk1A Lovell Mat Irvine
LINKS Butterfly Nebula NASA
EVENTS Eagle Nebula NASA
MEETINGS Horsehead Nebula NASA
OBSERVING ASH observing at Pole Hill Mat Irvine
SPEAKERS Helix Nebula NASA
OBITUARIES Total Solar Eclipse 2006 Mat Irvine

 


New ASH website created : November 2011

Latest update : May 2024 v:2.64.05.01

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