Monty Leventhal OAM, previous President, will introduce Dr Nick Lomb who has been researching the recent history of our society.
There have been many notable people involved with the NSW Branch of the British Astronomical Association (precursor of the Sydney City Skywatchers) over the years. In this on-line talk we will briefly meet a few of them and have a quick look at some of the past activities of the Branch. Though the talk will be wide-ranging, the emphasis will be on the events and personalities of the last few decades.
Dr Nick Lomb worked at Sydney Observatory for thirty years, mostly as Curator of Astronomy. He has been associated with the Branch, and subsequently with the Sydney City Skywatchers, since 1979 and is now a Life Member.
After the talk charge your virtual glasses to celebrate the continuation of our astronomy society since its beginning in 1895 as the NSW Branch of the British Astronomical Association through to today.
Date: Monday 4 May 2020
Time: 6:25 - log into the Zoom session (you will receive a link via email)
Caption: Image caption: Who is the girl in the cage and what is she doing? Why is a former Branch President next to her? Photo George Smith