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Meetings held at:

Fairway Tavern

Panshanger Golf Complex

Old Herns Lane,

Welwyn Garden City,



Tel:01707 336007

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 - 60 minutes.  This is followed by questions relating to the talk.

Announcements about forthcoming events follow.

You can then choose from the following activities:

  1. If the weather is clear telescopes and binoculars brought by members are set up outside for some observation.  Members doing so will be pleased to share their scopes with others.
  2. If you need help with some equipment then now is your chance to bring it in.  Others in our club will be more than willing to help you .  Don’t be shy, we get just as excited about a telescope bought at the charity shop for £20 as we do one costing many times more.
  3. Just socialise with others - about anything!

We look forward to seeing you.  No need to book - just turn up.

April 12 8:00pm

The Next 50 Years in Space

Jerry Stone

Jerry Stone is a freelance space presenter, giving talks to the public and interviews on radio and TV.  He was interviewed on BBC and Sky News when Neil Armstrong died.

He also presents space workshops in schools all over the UK and he is the author of “One Small Step”, commemorating the first men on the Moon. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, where he is leading a project to update plans for space colonies.

2016-17 Programme

14 September 2016  

Roger O'Brien  

Gravity Waves


12 October 2016  

Stephen Lewis

The perils of Landing on Mars


9 November 2016  

Mike Edmunds

“Sir Isaac Remembers ...”  

14 December 2016  

Paul Money

Images of the Universe Part 1


11 January 2017  

Dave Eagle  

Piazzi Smyth and his High Altitude Tenerife Observatory  

8 February 2017  

Cathie Clarke

Proto-Planetary Disks and Planet Formation


8 March 2017  

Marc Sarzi

Integral-Field Spectroscopy

*Please note change to previously published programme


12 April 2017  

Jerry Stone  

The Next 50 years in Space  


10 May 2017  

Sarah Hutton

Galaxy Quest



14 June 2017  

Robin Scagell  


Free Weather Widget
YoWindow.com yr.no

Institute of Physics Lectures University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield




 Crossrail – Moving London Forward


Patrick Griffin


Lindop Building

College Lane Campus, Hatfield

Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 7.00pm

Free to attend but as a courtesy please email Diane to let her know of your intention to attend.

Draft Minutes of 2016 AGM More Details

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We are going to the 2017 SPA Convention - would you like to join us?

Saturday 1 April 2017, 10 am - 5.30 pm

Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

We have reserved a space in the Meeting Room for the Hertford Astronomy Group.

You will have to request tickets if you wish to attend any lectures AND if you require any refreshments and/or Lunch Boxes. You do not have to be members.

More details can be found at the SPA website where you can book your requirements.

If you don’t want to go to the talks and will be taking your own food & drink then you don’t need to do anything.

Can you also let us know

A) if you are going to the event

B) if you can help out at some time during the day on the HAG display (perhaps with an idea of timings)

C) and if you can either offer a lift (saying how many spaces) or would like a lift

Please send this information to Jerry Stone our Programme Secretary (programme@hertsastro.org.uk) who is happy to collate it and also see what can be done about matching people up for car-sharing.