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Meetings

Monthly meetings are held at The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, SN12 6NS (click to Google Map). 7.30pm for prompt 8pm start. Non-members are welcome to attend. There is a nominal £1 per person fee for members, £3 for visitors.

2019/2020 Speaker Programme

  • 03 Sep 2019. Steve Tonkin. Time & Calendar + AGM.
  • 01 Oct 2019. TBC.
  • 05 Nov 2019. Andrew Lound. Uranus – George’s planet.
  • 03 Dec 2019. Dr Dirk Froebrich. Making stars & planets – The Hoys=Caps Citizen Science Project.

Meeting Archive

  • 04 Jun 2019 Owen Brazell: Observing Planetary Nebula [June 2019 Newsletter]
  • 07 May 2019 Mark Radice: Observing the Solar System [May 2019 Newsletter]
  • 02 Apr 2019 Martin Griffiths: ‘Universal Death’ or How the Universe is trying to kill us. [April 2019 Newsletter]
  • 05 Mar 2019 Chris Starr: A Most beautiful Moon – A History of Lunar Exploration. [March 2019 Newsletter]
  • 05 Feb 2019 Prof. David Southwood: Mars: Delirium, Delight & Disasters, some personal stories. [Feb 2019 Newsletter]
  • 15 Jan 2019 Open Forum/Beginners Meet. [Jan 2019 Newsletter]
  • 04 Dec 2018 Dr Elizabeth Pearson: A very brief History of Rovers & Landers. [Dec 2018 Newsletter]
  • 06 Nov 2018 Pete Williamson: The Sun & How it Works. [Nov 2018 Newsletter]
  • 02 Oct 2018 Mary McIntyre: Creating Stunning Star Trails. [Oct 2018 Newsletter]
  • 04 Sep 2018 Andy Burns: Cataloguing the Heavens. Part 1: The stuff we don’t see, the Dark Nebulae. [Sep 2018 Newsletter]
  • 05 Jun 2018. Martin Griffiths Understanding Stars + AGM. [Jun 2018 Newsletter]
  • 01 May 2018. Paul Money. Triumphs of Voyager: Journey to Jupiter/Splendours of Saturn.
  • 03 Apr 2018. Guy Hurst. George Alcock The Life & Achievements of this Amazing Observer. [Apr 2018 Newsletter]
  • 06 Mar 2018. Andrew Lound. Guardians of the Rings. [Mar 2018 Newsletter]
  • 06 Feb 2018. Prof David Southwood Cassini-Huygens, a Mission to Saturn & Titan. [Feb 2018 Newsletter]
  • 02 Jan 2018. Open Forum Subject for Beginners.
  • 05 Dec 2017. Nick Howes. Hey Dude, where is my space craft – The Hunt for Snoopy
  • 07 Nov 2017. Sally Russell. An Introduction to Astronomical Sketching.
  • 03 Oct 2017. Prof Richard Harrison. Oxfordshire’s national space facility: Over 50 years in Space. [Oct 2017 Newsletter]
  • Sept 2017. Pending
  • 06 Jun 2017. Mark Radice. Observing from the Caribbean + AGM. [Jun 2017 Newsletter]
  • 02 May 2017. Martin Griffiths. Planetary Nebulae Marathon. [May 2017 Newsletter]
  • 04 Apr 2017. Dr Chris North. Telescopes through the Ages. [Apr 2017 Newsletter]
  • 07 Mar 2017. Steve Tonkin. And yet it Moves! [Mar 2017 Newsletter]
  • 07 Feb 2017. Prof David Southwood. 10 Years of Space Science at the European Space Agency. [Feb 2017 Newsletter]
  • 03 Jan 2017. Open Forum/Beginners session. [Jan 2017 Newsletter]
  • 06 Dec 2016. Andrew Lound. Saturn – Lord of the Rings. [Dec 2016 Newsletter]
  • 01 Nov 2016. Philip Perkins. Imaging the Cosmos. [Nov 2016 Newsletter]
  • 04 Oct 2016. Paul Money. Images of the Universe. [Oct 2016 Newsletter]
  • 06 Sep 2016. Nick Howes. The legacy of Apollo. [Sep 2016 Newsletter]
  • 03 Jun 2016. Martin Griffiths. The Current State of SETI. [Jun 2016 Newsletter]
  • 03 May 2016. Bob Mizon. Oddities of the Solar System. [May 2016 Newsletter]
  • 05 Apr 2016. Mark Hurn. The Story of Star Names. [Apr 2016 Newsletter]
  • 01 Mar 2016. Prof Mark Sims. Life on Mars. [Mar 2016 Newsletter]
  • 02 Feb 2016. Prof David Southwood. 10 Years at the Helm of the European Space. [Feb 2016 Newsletter]
  • 05 Jan 2016. Dr Andrew Morse. Rosetta – An Update. [Jan 2016 Newsletter]
  • 08 Dec 2015. Andrew Lound. Neptune A Calculated Guess. [Dec 2015 Newsletter]
  • 03 Nov 2015. Paul Money. Images of the Universe.
  • 06 Oct 2015. Steve Tonkin. Binocular Astronomy.
  • 01 Sep 2015. Jonathan Gale. Patterns in the Sky Exploring & Observing Asterisms. [Sep 2015 Newsletter]
  • 02 Jun 2015. Martin Griffiths. Exoplanets + AGM.
  • 05 May 2015. Dr Sarah Roberts. Dwarfs in the Backyard.
  • 07 Apr 2015. Dr Andrew Morse. Meteorites.
  • 03 Mar 2015. Dr Leigh Fletcher. Jupiter Revealed: Exploring the Archetypal Giant Planet.
  • 03 Feb 2015. Dr Susanne Schwenzer. The Mars Science Laboratory Rover – Curiosity at Gale Crater.
  • 06 Jan 2015. Richard Fleet. Glows, Blows & Haloes.
  • 02 Dec 2014. Andrew Lound. Apollo – A Moon Odyssey.
  • 04 Nov 2014. Dr Stuart Eves, The Future is out of this World.
  • 07 Oct 2014. Nick Howes. The Greatest Telescope on Earth. [Oct 2014 Newsletter]
  • 02 Sep 2014. Dr Stuart Clark. The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth.
  • 03 Jun 2014. Martin Griffiths – star Clusters; Jewels of the Sky followed by AGM.
  • 06 May 2014. Charles Barclay. De-mystifying the Night Sky.
  • 01 Apr 2014. Members Forum.
  • 04 Mar 2014. Dr John Gribbin – TBA.
  • 04 Feb 2014. Ian Coster Double Stars: Jewels of the Night Sky.
  • 07 Jan 2014. Dr Andrew Morse. ESA, Rosetta Space Mission.
  • 03 Dec 2013. Prof Ian Morison. The Story of Jodrell Bank.
  • 05 Nov 2013. Dr Paul Olver – Volcanoes of the Solar System.
  • 01 Oct 2013. Andrew Lound. Comets: Signposts in History.
  • 03 Sep 2013. Mark Radice. Lunar Observing and AGM.