BBC’s Stargazing Live from Jodrell Bank in Cheshire is fast become an annual astronomical highlight for the amateur astronomical community not only the UK but throughout the world. Anyone can join in and it is free. For a pretty comprehensive list of astronomical societies throughout the country and abroad, see the Federation of Astronomical Societies website. Here is a pick of a few Stargazing Live and other astronomy related events.
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Tuesday 17th January
Amatuer Astronomy Centre. Todmorden
Wednesday 18th January
Salford Astronomical Society Observatory Open night
Wythenshawe Park Horticulture Centre, Wythenshawe
Heaton Park Astronomy Group Manchester
Thursday 19th January
Huddersfield Observatory, Huddersfield
* * * Non Stargazing astronomical events * * *
Thursday 19th January 2012 Manchester Astronomical Society. “Panspermia”: Prof Chandra Wickramasinghe
(Professor and Director of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology, Cardiff University Honorary Professor, University of Glamorgan)
Friday 2oth January Liverpool Astronomical Society “Manchester’s first Rocket Man” by Kevin Kilburn
Saturday 21st January : West Midland Space day
Saturday 28th January TEDx in Salford. Astronaut listed as one of the speaker. Not free but tickets available
Tuesday 24th January. Manchester Phil and Lit Society. Talk about John Dalton. Manchester Business School
CANCELLED: March 9th and 10th meet Astronaut Walt Cunningham. Not free but tickets available. Apollo 17 Harrison Schmitt will be coming in October 2012.
Saw the film “First Orbit”? It was free. Now a chance to support it. Just $10 will do it.