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September 2017

Observing Evening – Cancelled

23 September 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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Free

Unfortunately, the forecast for Saturday evening is for cloud so the observing event is cancelled. Please keep an eye on the website for future observing sessions.

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Monthly Meeting

27 September 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

Tonights talk will be given by Chris Woolston and his talk is entitled "What is This Thing Called Quantum Theory?" There will also be an astronomy news update from Gordon Ewen, and a look at October's night sky highlights from Mike Atkins. There will be break with refreshments after the main talk. Members entry fee £2, non member s £3.

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October 2017

Astrophotography Meeting

9 October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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Star Party

14 October 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road
Letchworth, SG6 4JN United Kingdom
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£2

Well, the good news is that the forecast is looking quite promising with cloud early in the evening forecast to give way to clear sky mid evening - fingers crossed. So get your jacket/coat on and come along to our autumn Star Party! We will  have a number of telescopes available to view some of the fascinating objects in the night sky, and the observatory will also be open. If you haven't looked through a big telescope before now is…

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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
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE 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
George and Dragon, George and Dragon, 19 High St
Gravely, SG4 7LE United Kingdom
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