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 St Leonards & St Ives Ex Services Club, School Lane, St Ives, Ringwood, Hants, BH24 2PF. (Map) at 19:30 on (normally) 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.
|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|| AGM |
Current Topics in Astronomy by Various Members
|December||Tue 15th||19:30||Pre-Solstice Social Evening Dinner and Quiz (much easier than last year!)|
|January||Tue 19th||19:30||Any Astronomical Questions? Your questions on astronomy answered by a panel of members.|
|February||Tue 16th||19:30||Astrophotography with the DSLR by Neill Mitchell|
|March||Tue 15th||19:30||The Story of Apollo 13 by Mike Rogers|
|April|| Tue 26th
NB: 4th Tuesday!
|19:30||Astronomy and Space in the Media by Dr David Whitehouse (former BBC Science Correspondent)|
|May||Tue 17th||19:30||Astrocrud: Complementary and Alternative Astronomy by Steve Tonkin FRAS|
|July||Tue 19th||19:30||Exhibition Meeting & Equipment Clinic Need help setting up your mount? Collimation problems? Want to know which instrument is best for which purpose? Want to see what equipment members use? This is for you.|
|August||Summer Break: No meetings|