Main Meetings

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.

Meeting Details:

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):

Date Topic
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

The meetings are held at the St Francis De Sales Church Hall, in Wash Common, Newbury, off Warren Road: RG14 6NH. There is a large car park behind the hall. If approaching from either north or south along the A34, it is best to turn off at the Wash Common exit and travel north along the A343 to the hall. Click here for an interactive map. A static printable map is here.

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.