Quicksilver – An update on the World Water Speed Record Project….

‘QUICKSILVER’ NEWS UPDATE:- Members may recall a lecture given by Nigel Macknight on his project to break the world water speed record. The World Unlimited water speed record is the officially recognised fastest speed achieved by a water-borne vehicle. The current record is 511 km/h (318 mph) – achieved by Australian Ken Warby in the Spirit of Australia in 1978. The … Continue reading “Quicksilver – An update on the World Water Speed Record Project….”

Photographs from the 151st Annual Dinner…..

. On Saturday 8th April 2017 we celebrated with the 151st Anniversary Dinner held at Headingley Golf Club at Adel in Leeds. Following the grand 150th celebration in the previous year it was decided to change the format to have a slightly less formal dinner. It was decided after canvassing members and guests that more time for socialising was preferred … Continue reading “Photographs from the 151st Annual Dinner…..”

Report on the 2017 Golf Tournament and Photographs !

GOLF 2017 Photographs of the prize-giving following the dinner are posted following the report……. Captain – John Aldersley                                   Hon. Golf Secretary – Steve Stacey This year the event was held at Scarcroft G C. The golf course, weather and hospitality were excellent.  The Braime … Continue reading “Report on the 2017 Golf Tournament and Photographs !”

The Cassini Probe – To Saturn, but not beyond…..

September 15th 2017 was a momentous day in the world of space exploration. The Cassini Probe, launched way back on October 15th 1997, ended its mission by entering the atmosphere of the planet Saturn whereupon it would be destroyed by the forces of entry.   To give it its full title the Cassini-Huygens Mission was to be one of the … Continue reading “The Cassini Probe – To Saturn, but not beyond…..”

Lecture: William Gascoigne – Leeds Astronomer…

William Gascoigne – Leeds Astronomer The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society are holding a public lecture by David Sellers which should be of interest to LAE members.  Details are below and there is also a link to a PDF document published by the society….. William Gascoigne (1612 – 44) Leeds Astronomer – by David Sellers “How a spider put Leeds … Continue reading “Lecture: William Gascoigne – Leeds Astronomer…”

President’s Letter 2017/2018 Session

President’s Letter 2017/18 Session I would like to introduce myself to you all, I have had the pleasure of meeting some of you at talks and visits over the past few years but a large majority I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting personally. I was born in Bradford and served my apprenticeship at International Harvesters at the former … Continue reading “President’s Letter 2017/2018 Session”

Obituary – Leslie Holmes – LAE Member

Leslie Holmes – passed away 20th June  2017 We are sad to hear of the passing of member ‘Les’ Holmes who joined the association in March 2002, and was a regular attendee at lectures and visits. Les was born in April 1940 in Sutton-in-Craven and attended Keighley Grammar School before becoming an apprentice at Landis Lund.  After that he had short … Continue reading “Obituary – Leslie Holmes – LAE Member”