Planned Gatherings

We hold regular monthly 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. Meetings are outlined below and also available via Meetup

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

Date Time Meeting/Activity Location Audience
11th Jan 2018 19:30 Starting out in Astronomy. A series of short talks by amateur astronomers to would-be astronomers: planning your observing and finding deep sky objects. BRLSI, 16 Queens Square New members/beginners to observational astronomy
23rd Jan 2018 19:30 Starting out in Astronomy. A series of short talks by amateur astronomers to would-be astronomers: knowing the sky. BRLSI, 16 Queens Square New members/beginners to observational astronomy. This is a repeat
25th Jan 2018 19:30 Monthly meeting for a chat about the sky next month Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
1st Feb 2018 19:30 William Herschel Society lecture by Dr Lee Macdonald BRLSI, 16 Queens Square Public and William Herschel Society members
22nd Feb 2018 19:30 Monthly meeting for a chat about the sky next month Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
17th Mar 2018 19:00 Messier Marathon in partnership with Wells and Mendip Astronomers Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre All members although own scope and a little experience finding DSOs preferred
8th Mar 2018 19:30 Starting out in Astronomy. A series of short talks by amateur astronomers to would-be astronomers: recording your observations for pleasure or science, introduction to astrophotography and the telescope surgery. BRLSI, 16 Queens Square New members/beginners to observational astronomy
29th Mar 2018 19:30 Monthly meeting for a chat about the sky next month Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members
26th April 2018 19:30 Monthly meeting for a chat about the sky next month Percy Community Centre, New King Street Members and prospective members