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
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.
8:00pm - Doors open at 7:30 although the bar is open earlier for a drink
The binocular is not limited to being a beginner's instrument and an adjunct to a
telescope, but is also an exceptionally valuable astronomical instrument in its own
right. In this talk, you will have the opportunity to discover how to choose and
use binoculars for astronomy, and be given some ideas for selecting suitable objects
Stephen will bring a number of binoculars and
mounting options for the "hands on" experience.
He writes equipment reviews and a monthly Binocular Tour for Sky at Night magazine;
his book, Binocular Astronomy, is now in a much expanded 2nd Edition and will be
available for sale on the evening at a 20% discount price of £20.00.