The Council is very sad to announce that the Honorary President of the Society, Prof. John Brown OBE, Astronomer Royal for Scotland died suddenly on Saturday 16th November. He was a great friend and support to the Society and a personal friend to many of us and will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are with his wife and family.
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Einstein’s Masterpiece: 100 years of testing general relativity, from Eddington to LIGO and Virgo and beyond
The Astronomical Society of Glasgow's next public lecture for the 2019 - 2020 session will be Thursday 21st November, when Professor Martin Hendry, Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Glasgow, will be presenting "Einstein’s Masterpiece: 100 years of testing general relativity, from Eddington to LIGO and Virgo and beyond".
The lecture programme will start promptly at 7:30pm.
This lecture will take place in Room 6.41, Royal College, Strathclyde University
The ASG's free public lectures for the 2019-20 session are as follows. These are normally held in Room 6.41 Royal College, Strathclyde University unless otherwise advised. Access is via the Montrose Street entrance, take the lift to Level 3, exit the lift and take the 2nd set of steps on your left, go through the double glass doors. Room 6.41 is on your left approximately half way along the corridor. The lectures start at 7:30pm and are preceded from 6:45pm by either a presentation on the month's skywatching highlights or by a social event giving you the opportunity to meet other members.
The dates for the observing nights at Acre Road and Mugdock for 2019-2020 have now been finalised. There have been some last minute changes to the Mugdock dates, so please check - also, Dr Andrew Conway has kindly offered to use the Mugdock observing dates to supplement the Beginner's Astronomy Course.
Further details are available by clicking this link (members only - remember to login!).
More generally, the Go Stargazing website is a useful resource for anyone seeking advice on observing, with information on where to go, what you can expect to see, and highlighting organised events.
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