Hertford Astronomy Group

2014-15 Programme

September 10
8:00 Roger o'Brien
The growth and development of the cosmos
February 11
8:00 Marcus Allen
Lunar conspiracy theories
October 8
8:00 Chris Woolston
Astronomy since Copernicus
March 11
8:00 Ian Peters and Alan Willison
Observation Session
The Hyades, Pleiades, the Orion nebula and Jupiter
November 12
8:00 Roger O'Brien and others
Observation Session
Finding your way around the sky with and without a telescope. Star hopping, setting circles and collimation.
April 8
8:00 Stephen Tonkin
Binocular Astronomy
December 10
8:00 Mark Gallaway
Optical's evil twin - Radio Astronomy!
May 13
8:00 AGM followed by
Jerry Stone
The Challeges of the near and distant future of Human Space Exploration
January 14 2014 - Stargazing Live
7:00 Telescope and observing workshop sessions
June 10
8:00 Carla Natario
Star formation in our Galaxy

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AL8 7BP for Sat Nav

Bayfordbury Open Evenings

The next one is scheduled for 31st October

“A Dark Universe: Halloween Special Night”

Booking is already open so if you want to come along here is a link.


Institute of Physics Lectures University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Will it fly?

A guided tour of aircraft stability by Martin Kellet

Lindop Building

College Lane


Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00pm

Free to attend as a courtesy but drop Diane Crann a note to say you like to attend.

Have you ever wondered just how to find your way around the night sky?

Well our next meeting could be just for you.

Guided by our President Roger O’Brien we are going to learn how to identify a few markers in the sky and from them how to find some more features using the technique of ‘star hopping’.  No fancy gadgets required just a bit of patience and some clear sky.

In the unlikely event that it is cloudy then we will show you how to do it using the computer and some artificial sky.

Bring your binoculars and telescopes along so that you can reap the rewards of this new found technique.  November 12 at 8:00pm at the Welwyn Garden City Golf Club, Mandicotts, WGC.  The Golf Club is open before the meeting for drinks and food - please observe the dress code if using their facilities.