Our Meetings

We hold regular monthly Beginners meetings for informal talks about astronomy (and occasionally other things!) on the last Wednesday of the month. We usually stroll up to the New Inn to finish the evening’s discussion.

We also enjoy the monthly William Herschel Society Lectures which are focused towards the science of astronomy and the history of those involved.

All with an interest in astronomy are welcome from beginners to old hands.

Date Time Meeting/Activity Location Audience
27th May To be confirmed 19:30 Talk by Elizabeth Pearson on Rovers and Landers Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
24th June To be confirmed 19:30 Talk by Roger Hyman on Taking up Astrophotography Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
30th September 19:30 Talk by Mark Radice on Observing the Planets Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
28th October 19:30 Talk by Stephen Tonkin on Two eyes are better than one Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
25th November

19:00
19:30

Bath Astro AGM.
Talk by Bud Martin on A life on Mars

Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
27th January 2021 19:30 Talk by Nick Howes on Oh my God, we’re goin’ to die Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
24th February 19:30 Talk by Nora Eisner Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
31st March 19:30 Talk by Peter Williamson on From Herschel to Hawkwind Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
28th April 19:30 Talk by Mary McIntyre Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious
30th June 19:30 Talk by Chris Starr, Cassini’s discoveries Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King Street Members and the curious

We usually meet in the gallery of the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BL. Simply come along 15 minutes before the gathering and you should find the door unlocked/open. Go around the front door and down the basement steps immediately behind and on the left. Walk down the steps and head in the same direction into the kitchen and then the workshop. The gallery is on your left at the rear of the building.