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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 in Nowton Park. The programme below may be subject to change at short notice.

As well as planning and hosting our ever-popular Star Parties in the park, we will also be arranging a social event this year and checking out a potential new dark-sky site at West Stow.

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.

2018/19 Members' Programme

DATE SUBJECT
21 June
  1. Atoms, molecules and the Periodic Table
  2. What's topical in astronomy
5 July
  1. Luminosity, magnitude and distance
  2. What's in the night sky
19 July
  1. Radio astronomy
  2. What's topical in astronomy
2 August
  1. How stars make elements
  2. What's in the night sky
16 August
  1. Optics - how telescopes work
  2. What's topical in astronomy
30 August
  1. Variable stars
  2. What's in the night sky
13 September
  1. The formation of The Universe (TBC)
  2. What's topical in astronomy
27 September
  1. Mysteries of Mars
  2. What's in the night sky
11 October
  1. The Moon
  2. What's topical in astronomy
25 October
  1. Star Shadows - all about sundials
  2. What's in the night sky
8 November
  1. The Kuiper Belt
  2. What's topical in astronomy
22 November
  1. The Oort Cloud
  2. What's in the night sky
6 December
  1. Mysteries of Mars
  2. What's topical in astronomy
20 December
  • Members' Christmas Fun Night (subject to demand!)
January
  • Dates to be confirmed for The Sun, Basic Backyard Astronomy, Indoor Astronomy
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