Thursday, 27 September 2012

BBQ & Star Party

The society barbecue and star party will be held on Saturday 20th October at Hatton Farm starting at 7.00 - 7.30 pm. For those who have not been before, it is the opportunity to see through different telescopes (weather permitting!) and share in some practical astronomy.

We provide a charcoal grill and tea and coffee. You bring what you want to cook / eat and drink besides that mentioned. If you have a telescope or binoculars, bring them with you. Non-member guests are most welcome.

The event takes place in an outside barn so old clothes are the most practical with wellingtons or stout shoes for footwear. This goes ahead whatever the weather. In the past we have had some awful conditions, but also some very good clear skies as well.


Wednesday 31st October at 7.30 pm

Members' Evening

If you have any photographs to share with us, why not bring them along?

Full 2012 Programme

The beautiful side of astronomy

Last nights talk on the planetary nebulae of the galactic bulge was a real tour de force. Prof. Albert Zijlstra gave us a thorough overview of how planetary nebulae are formed, and the results obtained through a study of planetary nebulae in the galactic bulge. The autumn session is off to a good start.