This year’s Astromeet is on Saturday 8th Nov. The venue as usual is the Clothworkers Hall and Foyer, School of Music, Leeds University. Doors open at 9.00am with talks from 10.00am to approx 4.30pm. Traders and some astro-organisations will be present.

WDAS Members will be travelling in a number vehicles leaving from the Whitby School Car Park at 08:00h.  If you'd like to attend please let Mark know to make sure of a place.

Ticket cost: £10 at the door, reduced to £5 for under-16s and full time students on presentation of a valid student card.

Confirmed Speakers


Prof Albert Zijlstra
(University of Manchester)

‘The formation of planetary nebulae’


Prof Lionel Wilson
(Emeritus Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Lancaster)

‘Vesta- the key to early asteroid history’


Dr Carolin Crawford
(Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)

‘When galaxies collide’


Dr Allan Chapman
(Wadham College, Oxford)

‘Edmond Halley: astronomer, geophysicist and sea captain’