Fordingbridge Astronomers


Monthly Meetings

Owing to the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) epidemic, all meetings are taking place via Zoom.

September Tue 15th 19:30 The HOYS Project by Dr Dirk Froebrich

Dr Froebrich is the director of HOYS (Hunting Outbursting Young Stars), a citizen science project which works with amateur astronomers to provide observational data for professional research into star and planet formation. HOYS is a Global Sky Partner of the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO*2) global telescope network, which project members use to acquire data.
October Tue 20th 19:30 You Can Almost Touch the Stars by Tom Field

Tom, who will be joining us from Seattle, is a regular contributor to Sky & Telescope and author of the RSpec software. This talk will show you what the powerful tool that is astronomical spectroscopy is all about. He will explain how you can do it yourself with your current telescope and camera (or a simple web cam or even a DSLR without a telescope), and help you understand how it is used in research. Even if you are an armchair astronomer, understanding this field will enhance your understanding of the things you read and the night sky.
November Tue 17th 19:30 AGM
Short Talks and Current Topics in Astronomy by Various Members


Any Astronomical Questions? Your questions on astronomy answered by a panel of members.

An opportunity for members to share things that interest them. We hope to have a miscellany of astronomy-related wisdom and trivia.
December 15th 19:30 Members' Pre-Solstice Social Evening