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.

2015/16 Programme
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 Astrophotography with the DSLR by Neill Mitchell
February Tue 16th 19:30 Any Astronomical Questions? Your questions on astronomy answered by a panel of members.
March Tue 15th 19:30 The Story of Apollo 13 by Mike Rogers
April Tue 19th 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
June Tue 21st 19:30 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.
July, August Summer Break: No meetings