News from Havering’s Astronomical Society.
Havering Astronomical Society, based in Upminster, is continuing to grow and flourish with a strong online presence during these uncertain times. We have adapted our meetings by hosting many interesting and varied speakers and have an exciting program arranged for the coming months.
Topics so far have included the history of Kew Observatory, interstellar comets, Annie Maunder, and photographing the ISS. We are able to enjoy lectures from all parts of the globe and are looking forward to having a talk and observatory tour from the Central Texas Astronomical Society. A presentation on the Exomars mission to the red planet will be very interesting. Then in August, we are privileged to welcome Jocelyn Bell Burnell as a guest speaker to talk about her discovery of pulsars. Jocelyn is a famous astrophysicist and astronomer in demand as a speaker and broadcaster and we are delighted to welcome her to our online meetings.
Comet Neowise has been delighting everyone in the past few weeks and is the subject of many fine member photos shown on our website http://www.havastro.co.uk and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ groups/2117831708490685 Our member communities are active with support and advice and we also have monthly observing challenges and a fun weekly quiz.
HAS hopes to resume observing sessions in the Autumn with, of course, all the latest government guidelines in practice to keep everyone safe. We also have a Young Astronomers section which we aim to restart possibly later this year.
If you are interested in any of our online activities you can contact us by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Liz on 07706885948