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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.

2019
MonthDateTimeDetails
2019
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 another night promises better observing conditions)
November Mon 11th 12:30-15:30 Transit of Mercury
Public Observing at Fordingbridge Recreation Ground. Come along and use our specialist solar telescopes to watch the planet Mercury move across the surface of the Sun.
2020
June Sun 25th 11:00 - 15:00 International SUNday
Public Solar Observing at TBC
July Sat 29th 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 Wed 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 another 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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