Interesting Events – Jan 2018

A monthly digest of upcoming events in our region that local residents may find interesting, and of which they may otherwise be unaware.  If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.

Sunday 7th January – Salisbury

Old Sarum Airfield ‘Vintage Sunday’ Event

Our popular event for vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and aircraft. Join us on the first Sunday of every month for this informal gathering. Free. Arrivals from 10am. Free landings at Old Sarum for all aircraft registered before 1960.

– Reduced entry (£5) to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection for pilots of pre-1960 aircraft and drivers/riders of classic and vintage cars and motorbikes. On arrival, please follow the signs and look out for marshals who will direct you to a dedicated parking area.  Cars and motorbikes must not enter the active airfield.  Information on events at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection can be found on Facebook page: or at

Wednesday 10th January – Winchester

Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series

TRAPPIST-1, and the study of Earth-like worlds Dr Amauri Triaud (University of Birmingham). Dr Triaud will describe the steps and motivation that led to the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 system. We will look at philosophical and scientific arguments and then he will show how we detected the planets, what we can learn about them and how we will remotely explore their atmospheres in the near future, in search for evidence of extraterrestrial biology. 4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium in Winchester, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.

Wednesday 24th January – Gosport

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Solent Branch Lecture

The Next Space Race Roy Hayworth, our speaker for the evening, has a long history in the UK space sector, since joining Matra Marconi in 1992. In that time he has held numerous responsibilities from building ground stations, through testing and developing satellite payloads, to driving production and quality improvements across the whole family of Airbus Defence and Space products. Roy’s lecture will make a short summary of past achievements, before taking a good look forward at what is to come, between now and 2030. 18:30 (doors at 18:15). 6:15 PM – 8 PM. CEMAST 1 Meteor Way, Broom Way, Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 9FU. Contact Chris Taylor 01489 445627 or

Thursday 25th January – Newport IoW

Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Solent Network

Transforming Transport with Big Data Dr Zoheir Sabeur, MInstP CEng CPhys, Science Director, University of Southampton, IT Innovation Centre.  The H2020 Transforming Transport project will demonstrate the transformative effects that Big Data will have on the mobility and logistics market. Big Data will have a profound economic and societal impact on the mobility and logistics sector, which is one of the most-used industries in the world contributing to approximately 15% of GDP. The H2020 Transforming Transport project will demonstrate the transformative effects that Big Data will have on the mobility and logistics market. To this end, Transforming Transport validates the technical and economic viability of Big Data to reshape transport processes and services to significantly increase operational efficiency, deliver improved customer experience, and foster new business models. 7:00 for 7:30 pm The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport – The Sail Loft room. Organised by the UK – South: Solent local network. Contact Dave Miller or Jonathan Baker 03300 202520 for more information.

Thursday 25th January – Bournemouth

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture

Helicopter air-to-air refuelling. Speaker: Andy Strachan, Leonardo. The air-to-air refuelling of helicopters presents some specific challenges. This presentation will look at the trials conducted on the EH101 Merlin helicopter. Andy is chief test pilot for Leonardo (formerly AgustaWestland). 7pm for prompt lecture start at 7:30pm. Cobham Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University Poole House, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB.  This event may be used for anyone pursuing professional recognition, or further development, as evidence for your CPD records and we can provide a Certificate of Attendance. Contact Roger Starling e-mail or tel 01929 553822.


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