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Great Members’ Evening

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Great Members’ Evening

We had a great evening on Wednesday with 8 members volunteering to share with us their experiences of pursuing our shared interest whether a life of observing, travels, building telescopes, or learning new skills like astrophotography. Charles, Jonathan, Mike, Richard, Rob, Roger, Sandy, and Tony generously stepped forward and it was much appreciated and made…

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Members’ Evening

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Members’ Evening

On Wednesday 30th June the doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start of talks by our members on what interests them in the night sky, their projects, their observatories or equipment, their photos, or their adventures. The series of talks will have Abi as master of ceremonies on Zoom to ensure all those who’ve…

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The Moon and moons of our solar system

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The Moon and moons of our solar system

Our guest in May is Pete Williamson FRAS, broadcaster and astronomer. His talk will take you on a tour of the Solar System investigating its myriad of moons and their extreme variations. It’ll take place on Wednesday 26th May at 7:30pm using Zoom and we’ll send out links to members closer to the date. Non-members…

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Constellations – mythology to modern day

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Constellations – mythology to modern day

Join us on Zoom from 7pm Wednesday 28th April to welcome our guest for the evening, Mary McIntyre FRAS. She’s kindly agreed to talk to us on Constellations – mythology to modern day. Mary is Oxfordshire based and is a prolific amateur astronomer in terms of astrophotography, sketching, and astro art. You can find out…

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Catch-up on Aperture Fever

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Catch-up on Aperture Fever

Dr Julian Onions from the University of Nottingham gave us a great talk on the history of big telescopes, how things have progressed to the present day and what behemoths are planned for the future both on terra firma and in space. If you missed his talk on Wednesday 31st March, you an catch it…

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