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.
|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|
|December||Tue 15th||19:30||Pre-Solstice Social Evening Dinner and Quiz (much easier than last year!)|