PADAS Meeting Diary

PADAS Meeting Schedule


Sept 9th

PADAS Secretary Graham Mcloughlin will be the speaker when face-to-face meetings restart for the new season. The subject of Graham’s talk is “The Life of George Gibbs FRAS.”

The AGM will also be held. 

Oct 14th

Guest Speaker Robert Ince will be delivering a talk on Astrophotography using a Smartphone.

Nov 11th

Our Guest Speakers will be Dr Keith Robinson & Liz Robinson

Observing Variable Stars with Binoculars

Dec 16th

Christmas Dinner with talk by Dr Allan Chapman

Venue: Crofters Hotel Garstang


Jan 13th

Observing session at JHO

Feb 10th

Our Guest Speaker Jamie Dumayne will be talking about Next Generation Telescopes to detect Dark Energy

March 10th

Our Guest speaker Steven Gough Kelly will be delivering a talk on simulation of Galaxy Evolution

April 14th

Our Guest Speaker Robin Leadbeater will be talking about Amateur Spectroscopy.

May 12th

Astro Equipment – Mounts & Telescopes Part 1: Choosing a Telescope Mount, Telescopes available to Amateurs. A Presentation by Graham, assisted by Nigel & Andy as Technical Advisers, including discussions with Members. Suitable for beginners and advanced amateurs.

June 9th

Our guest speaker will be PADAS Vice President Professor Derek Ward-Thompson,
who will be delivering a talk about his latest work on cutting edge astronomy – content to be confirmed.

July 14th

Members night for talk on astronomical image processing (electronic and hand drawings)

August 11th

Members night at JHO for talk on Aurora by Andrea Dixon and solar observing

September 8th

PADAS monthly meeting & AGM
Guest speaker Peter Wade will give a talk on ‘The Sun and Climate Change’