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The RAeS Solent Branch holds lectures every month that anyone can attend at no charge. Both members and non-members are welcome. For more details on how to find where the lectures below are held, please see the lecture locations page.


Next Lecture:

Branch AGM with lecture to follow:

What Might Have Been: The Third Reich's Jet and Rocket Programmes 1933 to 1946

Wednesday 23rd May - 19:00 (doors at 18:00)

Solent Sky Museum - Southampton

Steve Alcock, Museum Manager, Solent Sky

Lecture Poster

As ever the Solent Branch is delighted to be able to hold our Annual General Meeting in the excellent Solent Sky Museum in Southampton.  Doors will open at 18:00 to allow attendees time to enjoy free access to the museum and some light refreshments prior to the short AGM at 19:00.


The evening's lecture will begin on completion of the AGM at approximately 19:15, and for our speaker we are honoured to have museum's manager, Mr Steve Alcock.   Steve will be discussing the always fascinating topic of jet engine development under Nazi Germany.  Germany took an early lead in jet development, gaining the first flight of a jet powered aircraft just before the start of the war and producing the world's first operational jet fighter in the Me-262.  Later secret projects and the engineers who created them formed the basis of Western and Soviet developments for years to come.


Coming Up:

More lectures will be added to the programme throughout the season.  Please check back regularly or like our Facebook page for updates.