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April Meeting of the Crawley Astronomical Society (External speaker - Wolfgang Steinicke on 'William and Caroline Herschel’s Epoch defining Observing Campaign')

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Hi Astronomers, 

Crawley Astronomical Society would like to invite you to a Zoom event ... yes we're still virtual.

This Friday, the 15th of April, we are delighted to host Wolfgang Steinicke, to speak on William Herschel’s epochal Observing Campaign.  William and Caroline Herschel discovered many deep-sky objects between observed 1774-1817. Most were discovered by William in the monumental sweep campaign (1783-1802), assisted by his talented sister. 2500 objects were published in three catalogues. The study of the sky from southern England also concerned double stars and the Solar System, yielding the Uranus discovery in 1781.
This invitation is for this Friday, the 15th at 7:30. 

And as always, it's an opportunity to discuss what's on your mind astro-wise and chat to other members.  

Continuing with Zoom, downloadable free on your mobile phone, your laptop, your PC or Mac, our Agenda for Friday 15th at 7:30, is:

1 – Get people connected. The link is:
(Meeting ID: 844 5309 2128, Passcode: 412277).  I will start the session around 7.15 for a 7:30 start.
2 – Introduction.
3 – Wolfgang Steinicke on “William and Caroline Herschel”.
4 – Sky Diary & members photos.
5 – Virtual break for virtual tea and coffee (or something stronger)
5 – CAS News.
6 – AOB.

More details and photos on the website: 


As always, please let me know if you would like to do a trial connection beforehand. 

Hope to see you there.



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