Each month, the society has a guest speaker, who will talk about their specialised subject, followed by a "what's up" describing the sky that month and sometimes an additional 5-minute talk from a society member on something they have been doing recently. Free refreshments are available during the interval. During the year we will also be arranging observing evenings at appropriate times and places.
Note: if you have something that you would like to talk about in the 5-minute slot, please contact a committee member.
The meetings are held on the first Friday of each month from September to June and start at 7.30pm. Our 2021/2022 program is as follows (2022 to come later):
|3rd September 2021 via Zoom||Wonders of the Sky - Nik Syzmanek (Astrophotographer and Author)|
|1st October 2021 via Zoom||Capabilities of the National Satellite Test Facility - Dr Sarah Nash (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)|
|5th November 2021 via Zoom and in-person||The Great Debate - Dr Nick Hewitt (BAA)|
|3rd December 2021 via Zoom and in-person||Our Future on Mars - Lucinda Offer (Royal Astronomical Society)|
|11th December 2021||Christmas Dinner|
|7th January 2022 via Zoom and in-person||Space Traffic Control - Dr Stuart Eves|
|4th February 2022 via Zoom and in-person||A History of Women in Astronomy - Mary McIntyre|
|4th March 2022 via Zoom ONLY||Exoplanet Biosignatures: Past, Present and Future - Estelle Janin (UCL)|
|1st April 2022 via Zoom and in-person||Sixty Years in Space - Richard Fleet|
|8th - 10th April 2022||BAA Winchester Weekend|
|6th May 2022 via Zoom and in-person||Supernovae: From Rock Carvings to Mega Telescopes - Dr Philip Wiseman (Research Fellow at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton)|
|10th June 2022 via Zoom and in-person||Advances In Space Weather Forecasting at the University of Reading - Prof Chris Scott (University of Reading) & 41st AGM|
The meetings are held at The Fair Close Centre, Newtown Road, Newbury: RG14 7BH. There is a car park at the rear of the hall, the church at the roundabout, and spare car parking spaces at the garage on Newtown Road. Click here for an interactive 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.