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Outreach and Public Observing

Unless otherwise stated, Public Observing Sessions take place at Hyde (Map) at the time stated below. Park in the carpark at the south of the open ground (immediately opposite the school). We usually set up within the triangle made by the pavilion, cricket square, and gorse to the east of the open space.

Please abide by our Guidelines at the bottom of this page.

Public Outreach - 2018/19
MonthDateTimeDetails
December Thur 13th 19:30 Public Observing at Hyde Common. Wrap up warm, bring a chair or recliner, and come along with a picnic to enjoy the Geminid meteor shower, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Orion Nebula, the early winter constellations, ruddy Mars, the ice giants Uranus and Neptune.
(NB: Date subject to change if previous night promises better observing conditions)
June Sun 23rd 11:00 - 15:00 International SUNday
Public Solar Observing at (location TBA)
July Sat 27th 12:30 - 16:30 Frogham Fair
Astronomy Display and Public Solar Observing in the field alongside the Foresters Arms, Abbots Well Road, Frogham. SP6 2JA (map)
August Mon 12th 20:30 - late Perseids Picnic
Public Observing at Hyde Common. Wrap up warm, bring a chair or recliner, and come along with a picnic to enjoy the Perseids meteor shower, the late summer constellations, ruddy Mars, giant Jupiter, the ringed Saturn, and the fainter gas giants Uranus and Neptune.
(NB: Date subject to change if previous night promises better observing conditions)

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Observing Guidelines

These guidelines are intended to promote enjoyable, safe observing for all present. They should also give newcomers an idea of what to expect.

When you arrive at a public observing event, please go first of all to the information area (ask, if its location is not obvious).

In particular:

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