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Open Lecture - Tales from television by Professor George McGavin
George McGavin New camera technology can help make stunning footage for television but the key to success is down to hard work, planning and quite a bit of luck. George gives us a ‘behind the scenes’ look at some of the highs and lows of natural history documentary making, as well as recounting tales of his remarkable expeditions and shares his passion for the natural world with children and adults alike.

Booking Recommended. Friday 22nd September 7.30pm. Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts

Tickets: £8 La Société Members, £12 Non-members, £4 Students/Children from: ✭ Box Office 01481 749999 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or 1hr before performance) ✭ www.guernseytickets.gg ✭ Beau Sejour, Candie Museum, Visitor Information Centre
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Open Lecture - Mysteries of the solar system by Professor David Hughes
Solar System This talk will present some of the many problems we still face when trying to decide why certain things in the solar system are as they are, and should engender much discussion and thought. David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at the University of Sheffield. He is an internationally renowned astronomer who has spent his life researching into the minor bodies in the Solar System, such as comets, asteroids and meteorites, their origin and decay, and impacts with planet Earth. He has published around two hundred research papers and books on the Moon, the Universe, and the Star of Bethlehem.

He was involved in the European Space Agency’s GIOTTO mission to Comet Halley, the SMART1 mission to the Moon, and the ROSETTA mission which went into orbit around comet 69/P. He has presented TV programmes on comets, asteroids and the Christmas star, and often broadcasts on the BBC. Asteroid 4205 is named in honour of his research and his work in the popularisation of astronomy.

7.30 pm, Thursday, 28th September 2017 at the Frossard Centre, Candie Gardens. Free admission.
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New book published - The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture, 1640 - 1840
The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture Richard Hocart latest book entitled "The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture, 1640 - 1840" is priced at £12 (paperback).

It is available from Candie Tues/Thurs/Sat between 10am and 11.30am or online
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Latest Communiqué published
Communique - Newsletter of La Societe GuernesiaiseThe latest edition of Communiqué, La Société Guernesiaise's newsletter has been published and sent to all members. To download a copy click here


2015 Transactions published
Communique - Newsletter of La Societe GuernesiaiseThe 2015 edition of the Transactions has been published and local members can collect their copy from Candie. Overseas members will have theirs posted to them. A pdf is also available for download from the website - please email to obtain the password. To download a copy click here


New book published - The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture, 1640 - 1840
The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture Richard Hocart latest book entitled "The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture, 1640 - 1840" is priced at £12 (paperback).

It is available from Candie Tues/Thurs/Sat between 10am and 11.30am or online
click here


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Our office at Candie Gardens will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 10am to 11.30am.





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Forthcoming Events
 

Upcoming Events...

Thursday 28th September 19:00
Astronomy Talk entitled Mysteries of the Solar System by Professor David Hughes, Frossard Theatre, Candie.

Thursday 5th October 19:30
Ornithology Meeting - Candie

Saturday 7th October 14:00
Botany Walk - Saumarez Park for Nature Trail

Saturday 7th October 19:30
Historic Buildings - 19th Century Church Restorations - a Talk by John McCormack

Thursday 26th October 18:30
See the Stars with large telescopes, at the Observatory


For full details of these and the many other events please click here


Guernsey photo archive
 

We are in the process of scanning several hundred old glass slides - have a look and see if you recognise any places of faces. We would be pleased to here from you if you have information on any of the images. Copy prints may be obtained from all images - please email us with your questions and requirements for a quotation. To open the photo archive click here

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La Société Guernesiaise was founded in 1882 to encourage the study of the history, natural history, geography and geology of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the conservation of the Bailiwick’s natural environment and the preservation of its historic buildings and monuments. 125 years later, this is as much true as it was then and the Société is the second largest landowner after the States of Guernsey and is very active in promoting, conserving and studying all aspects of island life.


 
   
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