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Speaker – Guy Hurst – The Astronomer magazine

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Taken from Guy's own website.

In 1975 Guy became Editor of The Astronomer, a monthly magazine for active observers of the night sky and, 34 years later, he still holds this post.

In 1976 he formed the UK Nova/Supernova patrol to encourage amateur astronomers to search for these exploding stars. The numerous successes using both simple binoculars and more advanced electronic telescopes means the project appeals to many observers. If you are interested in more detail you can email Guy at .

From 2001 to 2003 he was President of the British Astronomical Association and earlier, in June 1998, he received the Walter Goodacre Medal from the Association.

In October 2005 he received an award from the Royal Astronomical Society (professional astronomers) for services to astronomy.

His main aim has been to promote active observing of the night sky. Regular meetings are held and he is involved in a launch of observers' workshops.

Date Talk at GAS meeting
3 Sep 2009 The Search for Novae and Supernovae: from visual to laptop
See Guy's presentation here [PDF: 12.3Mb, Members only].
5 April 2012 Pro-Am Liaison in Astronomy

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