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 "Tack Room" of The Old Beams Inn, Salisbury Rd, Ringwood, 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.

2014-15 Programme
September Tues 16th 19:30 Meeting Current Topics in Astronomy by Duncan Reavell, Paul Thomas, Mike Young & Steve Tonkin
Sat 20th 19:30 Observing at Hyde
Sat 27th 19:30 Observing at Hyde
October Sat 18th 19:00 Observing at Hyde
Tues 21st 19:30 Meeting An introduction to Astro-imaging by John Gifford
Sat 25th 18:30 Observing at Hyde
November Sat 15th 18:00 Observing at Hyde
Tues 18th 19:30 Meeting Astronomical Short Talks by Various Members
Sat 22nd 18:00 Observing at Hyde
Sat 29th 18:00 Observing at Hyde
December Sat 13th 18:00 Observing at Hyde
Tues 16th 19:30 Meeting An Astronomical Call My Bluff by the Committee
Sat 20th 18:00 Observing at Hyde