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:
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. No need to book - just turn up.
April 12 8:00pm
The Next 50 Years in Space
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.
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
8 February 2017
Proto-Planetary Disks and Planet Formation
8 March 2017
*Please note change to previously published programme