The Reading Astronomical Society is fortunate to have as our guest this Saturday Dr. Gretchen Benedix of the Natural History Museum. Gretchen is ‘Researcher in Meteoritics & Cosmic Mineral’ which simply means material that has arrived on Earth from space.

The easiest place to find this material is Antarctica, but not the easiest to travel to! She has a 3 minute précis on living in Antarctica on YouTube….

There will be short talks in the second half of the meeting on recent activities of our members.

Jupiter: Remember throughout the autumn and early winter we will have nightly views of this giant planet. Now is the time to get out the telescope or binoculars.

Here’s the best brief guide to observing Jupiter’s moons….

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/planets/3307071.html

The evening is free to first attenders. We hope you will become a regular member of course!

Reading Astronomical Society
http://www.readingastro.org.uk

Main venue: St Peters Church Hall, Church Rd. Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY
GPS: 51.443891° -0.928940°
Meeting starts at 7.00pm.