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
30th September 19:30 Talk by Mark Radice on Observing the Planets Online/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
26th May 19:30 Member’s Night 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.



Past Events

Date Speaker/Event Location
24th June 2020 Roger Hyman on Photos to Wow!! images Online talk using Zoom
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27th May 2020 Dr Ezzy Pearson on A Brief History of Rovers and Landers Online talk using Zoom
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29th April 2020 Bob Mizon on 8 Great Astronomers Online talk using Zoom
26th February 2020 Owen Brazell on Observing Planetary Nebulae Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
29th January 2020 Member’s Night – a series of short talks Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
27th November 2019 Roger Pickard on Variable Stars Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
30th October 2019 Mark Woodland on Exoplanets for Amateur Astronomers Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
25th September 2019 James Fradgley on 4 Short Talks Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
26th June 2019 Pete Richardson on DIY Optics for Astronomy Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
24th April 2019 Simon Holbeche, If it ain’t broke, fit it Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
28th February 2019 Abi Chown on Measuring the Universe Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, UK
29th November 2018 Hugh Allen on Spectroscopy Percy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
25th October 2018 Simon Holbeche on Comets Percy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
27th September 2018 Charles Draper on Autumn & Winter Skies Percy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
28th June 2018 Simon Holbeche on Solar Observing Percy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
26th April 2018 Pete Richardson on Telescope Astrophotography Percy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
29th March 2018 Andy Burns on Wide Field Astrophotography Percy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK
22nd February 2018 Simon Holbeche on the Moon Percy Centre, New King Street, Bath, UK