The Monthly Meetings will normally include a talk and discussion on an astronomical topic, an open forum for members to share their observations or other astronomical items of current interest, and a guide to the highlights in the night sky for the coming month. Although these meetings are structured, we aim to keep them as informal as possible and to make the topics accessible to newcomers to amateur astronomy. The emphasis is on enjoyment of astronomy.

Unless otherwise stated, Monthly Meetings take place in the Restaurant of The Old Beams Inn, Salisbury Rd, Ibsley, Hampshire BH24 3PP (Map) at 19:30 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (no meeting in August).

Unless otherwise stated, 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.

The status of an observing session is normally updated on our Facebook page on the day, as expected weather conditions are known.

2015 Programme
January Sat 17th 18:00 Observing at Hyde
Tue 20th 19:30 Meeting Our Nearest Neighbour A series of presentations on the subject of the Moon. Expect anything from its effect on animals to the mysterious phenomenon of TLPs.
Sat 24th 18:00 Observing at Hyde
February Sat 14th 18:00 Observing at Hyde
Tue 17th 19:30 Meeting The Age of the Universe by Steve Tonkin
Sat 21st 18:30 Observing at Hyde
March Sat 14th 19:00 Observing at Hyde
Tue 17th 19:30 Meeting Astronomy and the iPad by Dr Lilian Hobbs
Sat 21st 19:30 Wessex AS Stargazing Live Event at Moors Valley
April Sat 11th 19:30 Observing at Hyde
Sat 18th 20:00 Observing at Hyde
Tue 21st 19:30 Meeting Planetary Nebulae by Paul Thomas
May Sat 9th 20:30 Observing at Hyde
Sat 16th 20:30 Observing at Hyde
Tue 19th 19:30 Meeting The Story of Radio Astronomy by James Fradgley FRAS
June Sat 6th 21:00 Observing at Hyde
Sat 13th 21:00 Observing at Hyde
Tue 16th 19:30 Meeting Our Nearest Star Various short presentations by members on the subject of The Sun.
Sun 21st 11:00 Solar Observing International Sun Day Public Outreach Event at Blashford Lakes