Our main talk was Dennis Kelly giving us a fascinating insight into how he learned his way around the night sky, focusing on the winter constellations. Dennis also demonstrated some of the simple concepts he had picked up from his astronomy studies, including how to calculate the distance to some well known stars using the apparent and absolute magnitudes.
After a quick news round up from Chris, we discussed the committee's plans for improvements to the society meetings next year. These include more external speakers, Robin provided details of two university astronomers already booked for 2007. We also discussed a revised membership scheme. I'll post more details on that later.