Our Meetings

We hold regular monthly Beginners meetings for informal chats about astronomy (and occasionally other things!) on the last Thursday 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
Summer Break
7th September 2018 19:30 William Herschel Society Lecture – Mars Express BRLSI, Queen Square All
27th September 2018 19:30 Monthly Beginners meeting. Autumn & Winter night sky / Rough guide to celestial with Charles Draper and Simon Holbeche Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
5th October 2018 19:30 William Herschel Society Lecture – Beagle 2 BRLSI, Queen Square All
25th October 2018 19:30 Monthly Beginners meeting. Measuring the Universe with Abi Chown Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
29th November 2018 19:30 Monthly Beginners meeting. Making Rainbows. Beginner’s guide to spectroscopy with Hugh Allen Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
31st January 2019 19:30 Monthly Beginners meeting. Telescope Techniques and Tuning with Simon Holbeche Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
28th February 2019 19:30 Monthly Beginners meeting. Spring night sky / Messier Madness with Charles Draper and Simon Holbeche Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
28th March 2019 19:30 Monthly Beginners meeting. Back garden radio astronomy Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
25th April 2019 19:30 Monthly Beginners meeting. Observing comets and meteors Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members