Planned Gatherings

We hold regular pub meetings for informal chats about astronomy (and occasionally other things!). They occur each month and are outlined below.

All with an interest in astronomy are welcome from beginners to old hands; this provides a good opportunity if you are new to observing and want to learn what others do.

Date Time Meeting/Activity Location Audience
1st Sept 2017 21:00 onwards Informal gathering after WHS Lecture at BRLSI
From Far to Near by Robert Fosbury
New Inn, 23/24 Monmouth Place New and existing members – all levels
14th Sep 2017 19:30 Starting out in Astronomy. A series of short talks by amateur astronomers to would-be astronomers: the changing sky, navigating the night sky, your first equipment, and practicalities. BRLSI, 16 Queens Square New members/beginners to observational astronomy
5th Oct 2017 21:00 onwards Informal gathering after WHS Lecture at BRLSI
Skylark, Britain’s First Space Rocket by Robert H Brand
New Inn, 23/24 Monmouth Place New and existing members – all levels
16th Nov 2017 19:30 Starting out in Astronomy. A series of short talks by amateur astronomers to would-be astronomers: the telescope and its many forms, buying one, and observing the Moon and bright planets. BRLSI, 16 Queens Square New members/beginners to observational astronomy
23rd Nov 2017 21:00 onwards Informal gathering after WHS Lecture at BRLSI TBC New and existing members – all levels
Dec 2017 21:00 onwards Informal gathering after WHS Lecture at BRLSI New Inn, 23/24 Monmouth Place New and existing members – all levels
11th Jan 2018 19:30 Starting out in Astronomy. A series of short talks by amateur astronomers to would-be astronomers: planning your observing and finding deep sky objects. BRLSI, 16 Queens Square New members/beginners to observational astronomy
3rd Mar 2018 TBA Messier Marathon in partnership with Wells and Mendip Astronomers TBA All members although own scope and a little experience finding DSOs preferred
8th Mar 2018 19:30 Starting out in Astronomy. A series of short talks by amateur astronomers to would-be astronomers: recording your observations for pleasure or science, introduction to astrophotography and the telescope surgery. BRLSI, 16 Queens Square New members/beginners to observational astronomy