March Main Meeting - 6th Mar 2020
The next meeting of the 2019-2020 session is the March Main Meeting, to be held on Friday the 6th of March 2020 starting at 7:30pm. The subject is Installation & First Light from a 350GHz Heterodyne Receiver at the Mexican Large Millimetre Telescope - Dr Nart Daghestani (RAL Space). The talk is at the usual location of West Berkshire Mencap Centre in Newbury, off Enbourne Road. (click here for a map and further details of the session's meetings).
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.
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We are holding a sidewalk astronomy evening on one of the evenings of the 3rd, 4th or 5th of March; that is the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of the week after next. The event will take place on the first clear night of the three, assuming there is one. It will start at 7 pm and continue until 9.30 pm, subject of course to the weather remaining good.
We need both telescopes and people to man them and engage with passers-by, so those who don’t want to bring an instrument can still help out!
By Steve HarrisThe February 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 are the the night sky for 2020 and quasars. February 2020 Newsletter
What's Up: February 2020
By Steve HarrisThe January 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 are the interstellar object 2I/Borisov, and the constellation Orion. January 2020 Newsletter
What's Up: January 2020
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 are the results of the transit of Mercury across the sun in November, and an introduction to GraphDark. December 2019 Newsletter
What's Up: December 2019
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