February Main Meeting - 3rd Feb 2017
The next meeting of the 2016-2017 session is the February Main Meeting, to be held on Friday the 3rd of February 2017 starting at 7:30pm. The subject is The Zooniverse - From Planets to Penguins - Dr Grant Miller (Oxford University). 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.
The next proposed observing evening will be on Friday 20th January 2017, starting from 19:00 and finishing about 21:30. These observing events are to be held at short notice to take advantage of clear skies. Preferred evenings will be selected for the month ahead with evenings finally selected as guided by the latest weather forecast. The next proposed observing evening dates are:
20th January 2017
26th January 2017
16th February 2017
23rd February 2017
24th February 2017
An e-mail will be sent out, to those who have submitted their name as wishing to attend, on the evening before the proposed event. A second e-mail will be sent in the afternoon of the event day confirming or cancelling the event depending on the weather.
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By Steve HarrisThe January editions 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 Jupiter's return to the morning sky & Steve's new telescope. January 2017 Newsletter
What's Up: January 2017
By Steve HarrisThe December editions 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 some news on Proxima b and a look at what the Star of Bethlehem could have been. December 2016 Newsletter
What's Up: December 2016
The next Telescope Workshop will be held on Monday 14th November 2016 starting at 19:30. This will be a special evening to give advice on using a telescope or what to buy. These meetings will go ahead regardless of the weather.
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 be observing outside so bring your own telescope if you have one or use some of the other member’s telescopes. There is parking at the Scout Hut so follow the signs into the entrance between the houses. Please click the Read More button below for directions.
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Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing
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