Oct 26th 2018
Doors open at 7pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm
Entry is free and open to the public, all welcome, all ages.
This month’s topic…..
Starting out in astronomy – a beginner’s guide
Peter Tickner is known for advanced imaging from a light polluted area and will speak on basic astronomy knowledge that underpins his hobby.
Ken England who’s interest in spaceflight and the history of astronomy will talk on asteroids.
We are open to suggestions for subjects
During the evening, break for refreshments and conversation.
Nov 17th 2018
Spectroscopy – Analysing light from the stars
Dr David Boyd British Astronomical Association
David is a well-known active observer locally with Newbury Astronomical Society and office holder in the BAA best known for his variable star interest. Spectroscopy provides crucial data to understanding what is going on in a star’s heart that explains the range of stars types that we observe.
After the coffee break the usual announcements and members activities.
More upcoming dates….
Nov 23 – So you want a telescope?
Dec 18 – Christmas social
Dec 28 – Winter Sky
Jan 19 – WH Smyth. Original history research