Regular Meetings

The regular 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.

Visitors are welcome to attend all except the winter social evening. Admission is free on your first visit. If you like us, we hope you'll join.

2015 Programme
January Tue 20th 19:30 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.
February Tue 17th 19:30 How Old Is It? by Steve Tonkin FRAS
March Tue 17th 19:30 Astronomy and the iPad by Dr Lilian Hobbs
April Tue 21st 19:30 Planetary Nebulae by Paul Thomas
May Tue 19th 19:30 The Story of Radio Astronomy by James Fradgley FRAS
June Tue 16th 19:30 Our Nearest Star Various short presentations by members on the subject of The Sun.
July, August Summer Break: No meetings
September Tue 15th 19:30 Fourteen Pioneers of Astronomy by Bob Mizon MBE FRAS
October Tue 20th 19:30 The Hunt for the Higgs Boson by Chris Street
November Tue 17th 19:30 TBA
December Tue 15th 19:30 Pre-Solstice Social Evening Dinner and Quiz (much easier than last year!)