Doors open at 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:
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.
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.
Just socialise with others - about anything!
We look forward to seeing you.
Astronomy has produced the most amazing sights, which have been captured using telescopes both on the ground and out in space. The Ring Nebula, Saturn, the Pleiades, the Pillars of Creation and much, much more. Paul Money discusses a selection of his favourite images.
December 14th 8:00pm
Images of the Universe - Part 1
As far back as Paul can recall he used to look up at the night sky and just gaze in wonderment at all the twinkling points of light without really understanding what they actually were. Things advanced, and in 1993 he may have become the first person from Britain to achieve the “Messier Marathon” - observing all the objects in the Messier Catalogue in a single night.
In 2012 he was awarded the Sir Arthur Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award.
14 September 2016
12 October 2016
The perils of Landing on Mars
9 November 2016
“Sir Isaac Remembers ...”
14 December 2016
Images of the Universe Part 1
11 January 2017
Piazzi Smyth and his High Altitude Tenerife Observatory