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October 2017

Monthly Meeting

25 October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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£2

Herschel's Planet by Mike Foulkes. Tonight's talk is by Mike Foulkes, a Spacecraft System Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage, working on Earth Observation, Navigation and Science Missions, currently in the Solar Orbiter spacecraft prime project team. Mike is also the Director of the BAA Saturn section. William Herschel was a world renowned astronomer in the 18th century and made his own mirrors for his telescopes. He discovered the planet Uranus in 1781 from his garden in the…

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November 2017

Committee Meeting

8 November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Telescope Workshop

11 November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Do you have a telescope you aren't sure how to use? Are you looking for advice on what sort of telescope to buy (and there is significant choice)? Then register your interest  and come along to our telescope workshop, and if you have a scope you need help with bring it with you and we will help you get to know how to use it. A telescope in the loft or under the stairs is no good, it needs to…

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Astrophotography Meeting

13 November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jester Country Inn, 116 Station Road
Nr Odsey, SG7 5RS United Kingdom
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Monthly Meeting

29 November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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£2

"The BIS and its influence on the UK Space Industry": Alistair Scott (Recent BIS President). There will also be an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen. Refreshments will be provided. Members £2, non members £3.  

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December 2017

Astrophotography Meeting

11 December 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jester Country Inn, 116 Station Road
Nr Odsey, SG7 5RS United Kingdom
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AGM

13 December 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Letchworth Free Church Hall, Norton Way South
Letchworth, Herts SG6 1NX United Kingdom
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£2
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Observing Event at Standalone Farm

16 December 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

The observatory will be open tonight from about 6pm. The forecast isn't great so there is some uncertainty about how long it will remain open. Member and visitors are welcome to come along. Please dress warmly.

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January 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jester Country Inn, 116 Station Road
Nr Odsey, SG7 5RS United Kingdom
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Free

If you are interested in starting, or improving your astrophotography skills, come along to the Jester Hotel and have a drink and a chat with fellow astrophotographers.

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LDAS Committee Meeting

January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TBC
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