Beginners Meetings

Beginner's meetings are open to all ages and abilities. Come along and hear about what's going on in the sky that month and an astronomy talk in layman's terms. Free refreshments are available during the interval and if the sky is clear we will take telescopes outside for observing.

Meeting Details:

The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to May, start at 7.15pm and end at 9pm. Our 2016/2017 dates are as follows:

Date Topic
21st September 2016 Man and the Moon
19th October 2016 Planets and Exoplanets
16th November 2016 Photometry Made Easy!
21st December 2016 The Shortest Day
18th January 2017 Astronomy with a Computer (or Smartphone)
15th Feburary 2017 Dust in Space
15th March 2017 Compact Objects — White Dwarfs & Neutron Stars
19th April 2017 Rings Around the Solar System
17th May 2017 Noctilucent Clouds
1st July 2017 Society Summer Outing

Beginners meetings are held in St. Mary's Church Hall, Greenham; post code: RG19 8RZ. There is free parking on site. Click here for map

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 (if you're using Outlook 2003, you may have better luck with this version).