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November 2018

LDAS Star Party – CANCELLED

10 November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Tomorrow nights star party is cancelled, due to the very poor weather forecast. There is no point in opening the observatory in wind and rain! Please keep looking at the website for our upcoming events; the next one is on Nov 24th and is a telescope workshop. See the homepage of this website for a link to that event.

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Astrophotography Meeting

12 November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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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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Committee Meeting

14 November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TBC
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Telescope Workshop – we can help you with your scope!

24 November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Have a telescope you aren't sure how to use? Looking for some advice on buying a telescope? We can help you get the best from your telescope and point you in the right direction if you are looking to improve what you have or if you are considering purchasing a telescope/eyepiece/camera etc. If you have a telescope bring it with you you and we will set it up and show you how to use it. We will have a couple…

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LDAS Monthly Meeting

28 November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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How we'll live on Mars Tonights talk will be given by Colin Stuart, and is titled 'How we'll live on Mars'. Humans will soon make their first trip to Mars. How will they get there? What challenges will they have to overcome and what spectacular sights await the successful? In a talk packed full of stunning visuals and the latest scientific thinking, astronomy author Colin Stuart takes us on a journey to the Red Planet to witness the majesty of…

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December 2018

Astrophotography Meeting

10 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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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 AGM

12 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Tonight it is our AGM. This shouldn't take too long and will be followed by a quiz, raffle, refreshments and a few astronomy highlights from 2018. Entry is free.

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January 2019

Telescope Workshop

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Did you get a telescope for Christmas and aren't sure how to use it? Got one in the loft? If you need help to understand your telescope and make it work come to this workshop and we will get you started. Bring your telescope so we can help you set it up and make it work. It would help if you could mail 'contact@ldas.org.uk' to let us know you are coming and what type of telescope you have, if you…

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LDAS Monthly Meeting – Secrets of the Saturn V Moon Rocket

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Tonights talk is by Alan Lawrie from Airbus. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's Moon landing. The giant rocket that took the astronauts to the Moon was the Saturn V. Alan, an Airbus Propulsion engineer, will, in a highly visual presentation, explain some of the interesting and often little known events that occurred on the road to launching the first men to the Moon. Members £2, non members £3. There will be refreshments and an astronomy news…

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February 2019

Astrophotography Meeting

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wagon and Horses, Gravely, 27 High Street
Gravely, Herts SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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Free

Those interested in astrophotography get together monthly to share experience and images. If you are interested come along and see us. We meet at the Wagon and Horses in Gravely, near Stevenage on the second monday in the month. Good food at the pub!

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