Hertford Astronomy Group
Meetings held at:
Panshanger Golf Complex
Old Herns Lane,
Welwyn Garden City,
What happens at our meetings?
Doors open at 7:00 for the pre meeting show of astro photographs taken by group members followed by main meeting arrival from 7:30 for the meeting due to start at 8:00 but several club members and friends gather before this to have a drink and chat in the bar.
Following welcome announcements we have a guest speaker who speaks on the subject of the evening for about 45 -
Announcements about forthcoming events follow.
You can then choose from the following activities:
We look forward to seeing you. No need to book -
13 September 2017
40 Years of Voyager
27 September 2017
11 October 2017
Women in Space
8 November 2017
The Isaac Newton Telescope: the 50th Anniversary
13 December 2017
13 Journeys Through Time And Space
10 January 2018
Images of the Universe -
14 February 2018
14 March 2018
11 April 2018
The Future is out of this World
9 May 2018
60 Years of Astronomy
13 June 2018
Time for Space
14th March 8:00pm
Wednesday 28th February
Ripples from the Dark Side of the Universe
College Lane Campus, Hatfield
Wednesday 28 February 7:00pm
Free to attend but as a courtesy please email Diane to let her know of your intention to attend.
Are you having problems with your telescope? Are you unsure which end to look in or where to plug it in? Well, maybe things aren’t that bad, but if you'd like assistance with your equipment or you are thinking of buying something then this is for you.
Back by popular demand, we present another session of “My Telescope Doesn’t Work!”, where you can find out about different types of telescopes, mounts, eyepieces and other items.
This special event will take place on Sunday 25 February at Lemsford Village Hall, Brocket Road, Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City AL8 7TT.
My Telescope Doesn’t Work!
The main part of the event, with explanations and demonstrations will run from from 7:00 to 9:30pm. If the sky is clear then you can stay later and if you have a scope you are welcome to bring it along for advice and help.
As before, we plan to be doing some observing as well -
The event is free to HAG members and £5 for non-
Please contact Jerry Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
Alternatively you can sign up at our February meeting on the 14th.
The map shows the location of the hall at the south-
16 February -
Something that may be of interest to you:
“Is Pluto A Planet?”
is being presented by Jerry Stone at the London Ashridge Circle on Wednesday 21 February at 7pm. The meeting takes place at
The Civil Service Club
Contact Jerry for further details
Maybe, but not quite sure where to start?
Our club has a section that goes by the grand name of Hertford Astronomy Group Astrophotography Section (HAGAS for short). This is a group of people who also wondered how to go about taking photos with their gear and through trial and error have come up with some stunning photos.
The point to get across is that they also didn’t know how to do it once and now get together to share experiences and techniques. Moreover, they are delighted to help anyone who wants to make a start in this fascinating area. So, what are you waiting for? Send Martin a message and come along to one of their meetings and have a go at shooting the stars.
Remember two things:
Have a look at these photos that have been taken by the people who attend this group:
Cosmic Quest: From Babylon to the Big Bang
Covering over 40,000 years astronomy (in just one hour!), Cosmic Quest follows humankind's intrepid journey to understand the Universe.
From the Greek's first astronomical computer -
This lavishly illustrated presentation highlights the personalities and mavericks of the celestial fraternity: the poet Omar Khayyam; the nobleman Tycho Brahe; the musician William Herschel and off-
You're in for a rollercoaster ride through time and space!
Professor Nigel Henbest is an award-
Nigel's 60+ television credits include How the Universe Works, Space Shuttle Discovery, On Jupiter and Black Holes.
As well as a consultancy on New Scientist magazine, Nigel has been Editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association and media consultant to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. He now presents the YouTube series Nigel Goes to Space!
Nigel is signed up as a Future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic, and has already undertaken his astronaut training in the centrifuge and on the zero-