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Members' programme

Telescope

Dark skies aren't always clear, so in addition to (hopefully) lots of observing, we also run a members' programme during our fortnightly meetings, which run from 7.30pm on Wednesdays at Whepstead Community Centre.

Recent meetings have included presentations on:

If you're thinking of becoming a member, why not come along and join us? Your first two sessions will be free of charge, and if you decide it's not for you, then there's no obligation to stay.

2024 Members' Programme

DATE SUBJECT
31 January
  • Mystery topic
  • What's in the night sky
14 February
  • Who's Who in the Night Sky
  • The Cassini Mission
28 February
  • Myths and legends of The Sun
  • Johannes Kepler & The Laws of Planetary Motion
13 March
  • Technology for Astronomy
  • What's in the night sky
27 March
  • The Effects of Solar Eclipses on Societies
  • The Outer Planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto)
10 April
  • The Inner Planets (Mercury, Venus and Mars)
  • Introduction to Spectroscopy
24 April Guest Speaker
with presentation on The Lifecycle of Stars, from Paul Fellows, Chair of Cambridge Astronomical Association
8 May Guest Speaker
with presentation on Impacts - the story of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial impacts, from Andrew Green, BSc (Hons), FRAS, FBIS
22 May Guest Speaker
with presentation on Comets, from Keith Townsend FRAS, Peterborough Astronomical Society
5 June
  • Telescopes and Guidance in Observational Techniques
19 June Guest Speaker
with presentation on Hawking's Black Holes and The Edge of Physics, from Paul Fellows, Chair of Cambridge Astronomical Association
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