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. The list is available as downloadable pdf.

We also enjoy the monthly 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.

DateTimeMeeting/ActivityLocationAudience
30th June19:30Members’ NightOnline using Zoom. Contact us to get detailsMembers and the curious
29th September19:30Talk by Pete Richardson on
Making your own 10″ Dobsonian
Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers and the curious
27th October19:30Talk by Prof Lucie Green on solar researchHerschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers and the curious
24th November19:30Talk by Hannah Sergeant on the Lunar RegolithHerschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers and the curious
26th January
2022
19:30Talk by Dr Tim Gregory on MeteoritesHerschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers and the curious
23rd February19:30Members’ NightHerschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers and the curious
30th March19:30Talk by Mark McIntyre on Meteor detectionHerschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers and the curious
27th April19:30Talk by Chris Starr, Cassini’s discoveriesHerschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers and the curious
25th May19:30Talk by Peter Williamson on
From Herschel to Hawkwind
Herschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers and the curious
29th June19:30Talk by Dr Megan ArgoHerschel Museum of Astronomy, New King StreetMembers 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.

Past Events

DateSpeaker/EventLocation
26th MayTalk by Peter Williamson on
Moons of the Solar System
Online talk using Zoom
YouTube.com
28th AprilTalk by Mary McIntyre on Constellations: Mythology to Modern DayOnline talk using Zoom
YouTube.com
31st MarchTalk by Dr Julian Onions on
Aperture Fever – does my mirror look big in this?
Online talk using Zoom
YouTube.com
24th FebruaryTalk by Nora Eisner on
Planet Hunters TESS: discovering exoplanets using citizen science
Online talk using Zoom
27th JanuaryTalk by Nick Howes on
Oh my God, we’re goin’ to die
Online talk using Zoom
YouTube.com
13th January 2021Talk by Damian Peach on
High Resolution Astrophotography
Online talk using Zoom
YouTube.com
16th DecemberSocial and quiz nightOnline Chat/Quiz
25th NovemberBath Astro AGM.
Talk by Bud Martin on A life on Mars
Online talk using Zoom
YouTube.com (AGM)
YouTube.com
24th NovemberGetting to Grips with the night skyOnline talk using Zoom
YouTube.com
28th October 2020Talk by Stephen Tonkin on Two eyes are better than oneOnline talk using Zoom
30th September 2020Mark Radice on Observing the PlanetsOnline talk using Zoom
24th June 2020Roger Hyman on Photos to Wow!! imagesOnline talk using Zoom
YouTube.com
27th May 2020Dr Ezzy Pearson on A Brief History of Rovers and LandersOnline talk using Zoom
YouTube.com
29th April 2020Bob Mizon on 8 Great AstronomersOnline talk using Zoom
26th February 2020Owen Brazell on Observing Planetary NebulaeHerschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
29th January 2020Member’s Night – a series of short talksHerschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
27th November 2019Roger Pickard on Variable StarsHerschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
30th October 2019Mark Woodland on Exoplanets for Amateur AstronomersHerschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
25th September 2019James Fradgley on 4 Short TalksHerschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
26th June 2019Pete Richardson on DIY Optics for AstronomyHerschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
24th April 2019Simon Holbeche, If it ain’t broke, fit itHerschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
28th February 2019Abi Chown on Measuring the UniverseHerschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
29th November 2018Hugh Allen on SpectroscopyPercy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
25th October 2018Simon Holbeche on CometsPercy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
27th September 2018Charles Draper on Autumn & Winter SkiesPercy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
28th June 2018Simon Holbeche on Solar ObservingPercy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
26th April 2018Pete Richardson on Telescope AstrophotographyPercy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
29th March 2018Andy Burns on Wide Field AstrophotographyPercy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
22nd February 2018Simon Holbeche on the MoonPercy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK