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23/12/16

AAA to hold its first public open evening

Open evening

The newly-formed Athenaeum Astronomy Association will be holding its first public event in January, to promote the organisation and attract new members.

This will take the form of an open evening at Bury St Edmunds' famous Athenaeum Subscription Rooms on Angel Hill, site of the Victorian observatory which the AAA aims to restore to public use.

The following outline programme may be subject to change. Admission is free, but if you plan to attend please let us know on our Facebook page, or using our contact form.

Open evening, 27 January, 2017

TIME PROGRAMME
6.45pm Doors open
7pm Introduction to the evening - (Dr Richard Young, AAA founder and Director)
7.10pm Presentation: An Introduction to the Night Sky - (Brian Shepherd, AAA member)
7.55pm Interval 1 - (refreshments, networking, displays)
8.15pm Presentation: An Introduction to Simple Astrophotography (David Murton, Chairman, Orwell Astronomical Society)
9pm Interval 2 - (refreshments, networking, displays)
9.20pm Plenary session: all about the AAA (a conversation led by Marian Shaw, AAA Secretary)
9.35pm Close
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