December Main Meeting - 3rd Dec 2021
The next meeting of the 2021-2022 session is the December Main Meeting, to be held on Friday the 3rd of December 2021 starting at 7:30pm. The subject is Our Future on Mars - Lucinda Offer (Royal Astronomical Society). The talk is at the usual location of St Francis de Sales Church Hall: Wash Common, RG14 6NH. (click here for a map and further details of the session's meetings). Note that the meeting will be on Zoom as well as live at the church hall!
If you wish to be a member of the society for this season and haven't completed your membership form yet, please complete a copy and bring it with you to the meeting.
We also offer an ICS Calendar file of all the meetings (main & beginners) of the session to add to your phone or email client — click here to download.
By Steve HarrisThe December edition of the Society Newsletter and What's Up of items to see over the coming month are now both available to read from the below links. Featured this month is a guide to buying a telescope for Christmas, plus some information about face-to-face meetings restarting for both the Main and Beginners meetings. December 2021 Newsletter
What's Up: December 2021
By Steve HarrisThe November edition of the Society Newsletter and What's Up of items to see over the coming month are now both available to read from the below links. Featured this month is the James Webb Space Telescope and observing using astronomical binoculars. November 2021 Newsletter
What's Up: November 2021
By Steve HarrisThe October edition of the Society Newsletter and What's Up of items to see over the coming month are now both available to read from the below links. Featured this month is viewing Venus this year, and viewing both Jupiter & Saturn this upcoming month. There is also a section on future meetings of the Society, which will be taking place at new venues. October 2021 Newsletter
What's Up: October 2021
The next Telescope Workshop will be held on Wednesday 10th November 2021, starting at 19:30. This will be a special evening open to anyone, members and non-members, to give advice on using a telescope or what to buy. These meetings will go ahead regardless of the weather, but do bring warm clothing in case the sky is clear and we go outside. There will be help available for anyone who is thinking about buying a telescope or is experiencing problems with their telescope or just in need of some advice.
If the sky is clear we will go outside to use telescopes so bring your own telescope if you have one or use some of the other members telescopes. There will also be the opportunity for astro chats over tea and biscuits as usual. We ask for a donation of £2 towards the cost of the Hall.
Directions and maps to the hall are located here.
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