Friday 2nd May at 8pm one of our own members, Charlotte Swart, will present a talk entitled "Binary Stars, A Journey Together"
The talk will cover:
- Discussion of study resources, books and websites
- Reasons for studying binary stars
- Terminology and history
- Classification - by observation method, configuration
- Visual Binaries - observational considerations, personal experience recalled
- Newtonian Diagram
- Orbital Elements
Following the talk and supper, there will be viewing through the MBO telescopes (weather permitting). If you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, or alternatively, would like to show it off to us, please bring it along!