The guest speaker at the Eddington Astronomical Society's April meeting was our own Robin Leadbeater. As well as Robin three more CAS members made the trip to Kendal last night to catch up with Stuart, meet EAS members and support Robin. The evening was well worth the trip.
The evening started with Stuart's introduction and news items, where Stu again showcased his ability to track down some of the most stunning images on the web. There was a report on EAS recent successful eclipse watch in Kendal, and some excellent photos from EAS members.
Following a break for coffee and biscuits among the photographs of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, it was time for Robin's talk. The subject was 'Spectroscopy' and Robin started from the basics, including a demonstration of spectroscopy in action, highlighted the many ways spectroscopy has added to our knowledge of the universe. Towards the end of the talk, there was details of Robin's own work, as featured on "The Sky at Night". Finally Robin showed us the results of his observing of the total solar eclipse in Turkey. This was an excellent talk which we must hear at CAS sometime (I believe Border Astronomical Society are due to hear it soon).
All in all it was a great night. Thanks to Stuart, and all the EAS members for making us feel so welcome. I hope we'll see some of them at CAS events in the future.
For a full meeting report see Cumbrian Sky here. Also see Stu's comment on a recent CAS News post here.