Meetings

Meetings are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:15pm.

If you are unsure about joining, you are welcome to attend a maximum of 2 monthly meetings as a visitor to see what you think of the Society. There is a small charge of £2 per person per visit, but if you join the Society during the evening of your visit the charge for that evening will be fully refunded. If you wish to continue beyond those 2 visits we will require you to become a member.

Programme for 2024

13 January – Mr & Mrs Wilcock – Winchcombe Meteorite

Sunday 14 January – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

10 February – Matt Griffin – Life in the Universe

Sunday 25 February – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

9 March – Paul Hearn – Radio Observations from Small Instruments

Sunday 24 March – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

13 April(AGM) – Owen Brazell – Globular Clusters

Sunday 28 April – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

11 May – Gary Poyner – Variable Stars – How and Why They Vary

Sunday 26 May – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

1 June – Nick Evans – Dark Energy

Sunday 23 June – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

13 July – Neil Havard – 2024 Solar Eclipse Meeting and Zoom Recording

Sunday 28 July – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

10 August – Mary McKintyre – Shadows in Space

Sunday 25 August – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

14 September – TBC

Sunday 22 September – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

12 October – TBC

Sunday 27 October – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

9 November – Hugh Allen – Binary Stars

Sunday 24 November – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

14 December – Christmas Meeting – Social gathering

Sunday 22 Dec – No Workshop

Programme for 2023

14 January – Neil Havard – the Galilean moons of Jupiter.

Sunday 29th January – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

11 February – Peter Cadogan. Memorial talk in remembrance of Tony Ireland. Subject – the Moon.

Sunday 26th February – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

11 March – Neil Havard- Back to Basics 

Sunday 26th March – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

8 April (AGM) – Tim Jackson – Astrophotography

Sunday 23rd April – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

13 May – Simon Banton – Stonehenge and astronomy. 

Sunday 28 May – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

10 June – Neil Havard – Volcanoes in the Solar System

Sunday 25 June – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

8 July – Member’s Night – agenda to be confirmed.

Date change – Sunday 30 July – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA (postponed from 23rd due to Archery.)

12 August – Jim Simons – Order and Chaos in the Solar System

Sunday 27 August – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

2 Sept – James Fradgely – Astronomical Causes of Climate Change

Sunday 24 Sept – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

14 Oct – Richard Goodrich – Comet Madness

Sunday 29 Oct– FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

11 Nov – Peter Cadogan – Dating Lunar Features by Counting Small Craters

Sunday 26 Nov – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

9 Dec – Christmas Meeting – Social gathering

Sunday 24 Dec – No Workshop


Programme for 2022

8 January – Kate Earl – “Secret Stowaways”

12 February – Stephen Tonkin – Time & Calendars

12 March – Jay @ The Spaceguard Centre – Near Earth Objects

9 AprilAGM & Social Evening at Shurdington Hall

14 May – Callum Potter – Beginning Deep Sky Observing

29 May – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

11 June – Peter Cadogan – Looking back at the Apollo programme 50 years on

26 June – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

2 July – Neil Havard – Planning for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

24 July – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

13 August – Members Night – NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE DEER PARK ARCHERS

28 August – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

3 September – James Fradgely, “Birth of the Solar System” – NOTE CHANGE OF USUAL DATE DUE TO DPA EVENT ON 10th

25 September – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

8 October – Dr Keith Moseley – “Ice Giants”

23 October – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

12 November – Dr Keith Moseley – “The Geology of Mars”

27 November – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

10 December – Christmas Meeting. Various short talks, quiz and buffet.

There will not be a December Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers.


Programme for 2021

9 January – Mark Gibbons – Neutrinos

13 February – Keith Moseley – Venus, The Forgotten Planet

13 March – Neil Havard – Problems around the Hubble Constant value

10 April – AGM & Photo Competition

8 May – James Fradgley – Quiz night

12 June – Kate Eiolart – Magnetars

10 July –  Pete Williamson – Pluto

14 August – Members Night

11 September – Russel Parry – The Appley Bridge meteorite

9 October – Stephen Tonkin – Topic To Be Advised

13 November – Callum Potter – Planetary Nebulae

11 December – Christmas Meeting – Quiz night via zoom

Programme for 2023

14 January – Neil Havard – the Galilean moons of Jupiter.

Sunday 29th January – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

11 February – Peter Cadogan. Memorial talk in remembrance of Tony Ireland. Subject – the Moon.

Sunday 26th February – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

11 March – Neil Havard- Back to Basics 

Sunday 26th March – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

8 April (AGM) – Tim Jackson – Astrophotography

Sunday 23rd April – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

13 May – Simon Banton – Stonehenge and astronomy. 

Sunday 28 May – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

10 June – Neil Havard – Volcanoes in the Solar System

Sunday 25 June – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

8 July – Member’s Night – agenda to be confirmed.

Date change – Sunday 30 July – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA (postponed from 23rd due to Archery.)

12 August – Jim Simons – Order and Chaos in the Solar System

Sunday 27 August – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

2 Sept – James Fradgely – Astronomical Causes of Climate Change

Sunday 24 Sept – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

14 Oct – Richard Goodrich – Comet Madness

Sunday 29 Oct– FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

11 Nov – Peter Cadogan – Dating Lunar Features by Counting Small Craters

Sunday 26 Nov – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

9 Dec – Christmas Meeting – Social gathering

Sunday 29 Dec – No Workshop


Programme for 2022

8 January – Kate Earl – “Secret Stowaways”

12 February – Stephen Tonkin – Time & Calendars

12 March – Jay @ The Spaceguard Centre – Near Earth Objects

9 AprilAGM & Social Evening at Shurdington Hall

14 May – Callum Potter – Beginning Deep Sky Observing

29 May – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

11 June – Peter Cadogan – Looking back at the Apollo programme 50 years on

26 June – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

2 July – Neil Havard – Planning for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

24 July – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

13 August – Members Night – NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE DEER PARK ARCHERS

28 August – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

3 September – James Fradgely, “Birth of the Solar System” – NOTE CHANGE OF USUAL DATE DUE TO DPA EVENT ON 10th

25 September – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

8 October – Dr Keith Moseley – “Ice Giants”

23 October – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

12 November – Dr Keith Moseley – “The Geology of Mars”

27 November – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

10 December – Christmas Meeting. Various short talks, quiz and buffet.

There will not be a December Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers.


Programme for 2021

9 January – Mark Gibbons – Neutrinos

13 February – Keith Moseley – Venus, The Forgotten Planet

13 March – Neil Havard – Problems around the Hubble Constant value

10 April – AGM & Photo Competition

8 May – James Fradgley – Quiz night

12 June – Kate Eiolart – Magnetars

10 July –  Pete Williamson – Pluto

14 August – Members Night

11 September – Russel Parry – The Appley Bridge meteorite

9 October – Stephen Tonkin – Topic To Be Advised

13 November – Callum Potter – Planetary Nebulae

11 December – Christmas Meeting – Quiz night via zoom

Programme for 2023

14 January – Neil Havard – the Galilean moons of Jupiter.

Sunday 29th January – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

11 February – Peter Cadogan. Memorial talk in remembrance of Tony Ireland. Subject – the Moon.

Sunday 26th February – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

11 March – Neil Havard- Back to Basics 

Sunday 26th March – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

8 April (AGM) – Tim Jackson – Astrophotography

Sunday 23rd April – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

13 May – Simon Banton – Stonehenge and astronomy. 

Sunday 28 May – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

10 June – Neil Havard – Volcanoes in the Solar System

Sunday 25 June – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

8 July – Member’s Night – agenda to be confirmed.

Date change – Sunday 30 July – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA (postponed from 23rd due to Archery.)

12 August – Jim Simons – Order and Chaos in the Solar System

Sunday 27 August – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

2 Sept – James Fradgely – Astronomical Causes of Climate Change

Sunday 24 Sept – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

14 Oct – Richard Goodrich – Comet Madness

Sunday 29 Oct– FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 6pm @ DPA

11 Nov – Peter Cadogan – Dating Lunar Features by Counting Small Craters

Sunday 26 Nov – FREE Viewing for members and non-members. Telescope workshop 5pm @ DPA

9 Dec – Christmas Meeting – Social gathering

Sunday 29 Dec – No Workshop


Programme for 2022

8 January – Kate Earl – “Secret Stowaways”

12 February – Stephen Tonkin – Time & Calendars

12 March – Jay @ The Spaceguard Centre – Near Earth Objects

9 AprilAGM & Social Evening at Shurdington Hall

14 May – Callum Potter – Beginning Deep Sky Observing

29 May – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

11 June – Peter Cadogan – Looking back at the Apollo programme 50 years on

26 June – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

2 July – Neil Havard – Planning for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

24 July – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

13 August – Members Night – NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE DEER PARK ARCHERS

28 August – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

3 September – James Fradgely, “Birth of the Solar System” – NOTE CHANGE OF USUAL DATE DUE TO DPA EVENT ON 10th

25 September – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

8 October – Dr Keith Moseley – “Ice Giants”

23 October – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

12 November – Dr Keith Moseley – “The Geology of Mars”

27 November – Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers. 7pm

10 December – Christmas Meeting. Various short talks, quiz and buffet.

There will not be a December Telescope Workshop at Deer Park Archers.


Programme for 2021

9 January – Mark Gibbons – Neutrinos

13 February – Keith Moseley – Venus, The Forgotten Planet

13 March – Neil Havard – Problems around the Hubble Constant value

10 April – AGM & Photo Competition

8 May – James Fradgley – Quiz night

12 June – Kate Eiolart – Magnetars

10 July –  Pete Williamson – Pluto

14 August – Members Night

11 September – Russel Parry – The Appley Bridge meteorite

9 October – Stephen Tonkin – Topic To Be Advised

13 November – Callum Potter – Planetary Nebulae

11 December – Christmas Meeting – Quiz night via zoom