Hertford Astronomy Group

New Venue for meetings

Welwyn Garden City Golf Club


High Oaks Road

Welwyn Garden City



Please note that our next meeting is due to be held at the Welwyn Garden City Golf Club.

Drinks will be available from the bar before and after the meeting.

There is a dress code which is particularly important if you intend to use the club bar facilities.  Please respect the club’s rules.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Membership details:

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What else is going on that might be of interest to you?


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

From Smoke Rings to Cosmic Rings: The Physics of Knots by Felix Flicker

Lindop Building

College Lane


Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00pm

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

Our next meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 8th October at 8:00pm

We have a change of the previously advertised programme and we are delighted that our own Chris Woolston will be giving us a talk about ‘Astronomy since Copernicus’.

Chris last visited us when he gave and outstanding talk about Quantum Theory.  Chris has an enthusiasm for his subject which is infectious and is certain to educate and entertain us all.  We look forward to seeing you.

Stephen Tonkin’s talk about Binocular Astronomy has been re-sheduled to April