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Aylesbury Astronomical Society - 13th August 2018 - Astronomy Talk by Profe...

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9th Aylesbury Scout Hut

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We are delighted to welcome again as our guest speaker Prof Allan Chapman (on the right of the above picture) who will be speaking to us on some aspect of the British History of Science.

Allan gained his first degree from the University of Lancaster and subsequently he undertook a history of science DPhil at Wadham College, Oxford. He is a historian by training and his special interests are astronomy and scientific biography, before spending most of his academic life at Oxford as a member of the Faculty of History, based at Wadham College. He is an accomplished lecturer and public speaker (including currently as visiting professor at Gresham College in London).

In January 1994, he delivered the Royal Society history of science Wilkins Lecture, on the subject of Edmund Halley.

Allan Chapman is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He is a founder member and president of the Society for the History of Astronomy (SHA). He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Central Lancashire in 2004. He is the Honorary President and a member of Salford Astronomical Society, Honorary President of Reading Astronomical Society, Honorary President of the Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society plus Honorary President of Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich) and Vice-President of the Newbury Astronomical Society and President of Preston and District Astronomical Society to name but a few.

He is also a television presenter, notably gods in the Sky covering astronomical religion in early civilisations, and Great Scientists presenting the lives of five of the greatest thinkers. Not averse to other forms of television, he also participated in the TV quiz University Challenge. Hence a man of many talents and interests.

Our speakers always encourage the meeting's attendees to ask their questions at the end of the talk.


This year's AAS Membership fees are now due for 2018/19, so why not join us? Basic individual membership is £25.00 for the current year with concessions avaiable for both younger and older members.

The Committee of the AAS is providing these free guest tickets to Non Members as a 'taster' to encourage you to develop your appreciation of the night sky, and to ideally join our friendly Society.

Any donations from our guest visitors would be much appreciated to meet our Society's costs.

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