Meetings - Lectures
Stirling Astronomical Society meets from September to May during the year. Lectures are held generally on the second Friday in each month during that period, beginning at 7.30 p.m. The venue is the lecture room of the Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, Stirling.
These meetings are free and anyone with an interest in astronomy is welcome to attend, whether a Member of the Society or not. The current series of lectures is at an end for the summer break. Lectures will start again in September.
2015 / 2016 Public Lecture Syllabus
11th September 2015
Speaker - John Pressly, Observatory Officer, Coats Observatory.
Title - 'Scottish Astronomy: A Historical Perspective'
9th October 2015
Speaker - David Edwards Open University
Title - 'A History of Telescope Technology'
13th November 2015
Speaker - AGM
11th December 2015
Speaker - Dr Alexander MacKinnon, University of Glasgow
Title - Very Low Frequency Radio Astronomy South of the Equator
8th January 2016
Speaker - Martin Shelley, Ex Director of the British National Space Centre
Title - General Space Travel,Time with Russian Cosmonauts, Prof Pullinger and Beagle 2
12th February 2016
Speaker - Robert Law, Mills Observatory
Title - "New Horizons"
11th March 2016
Speaker - David Gavine
Title - The Aurora in History
8th April 2016
Speaker - TBC
Title - TBC
13th May 2016
Speaker - Duncan Lunan
Title - TBC
14 Oct 2016
Speaker -Colin Innes
Title - Tabby's Star, Dyson spheres , Extra-terrestrial intelligence
11 Nov 2016
Speaker -Allan Vint
Title - Setting out on the adventure of astrophotography
9 Dec 2016
Speaker -Lyn Smith
Title - Moons
13 Jan 2017
Speaker Stuart Reid
Title - Detection of Gravity Waves
10 Feb 2017
Title - To Be Announced
10 Mar 2017
Speaker Matteo Ceriotti
Title - Building Space Colonies