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Basic members are welcome to attend Lectures but will be charged a small fee.

Feb
21
Thu
Observing evening (Weather Permitting)
Feb 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This evening is open to all, telescope not essential, but if you wish to bring one please do so, it wold be advisable to dress for the weather, a torch is recommended as the path will be dark, Red preferred.

Please note :- if observing is not possible this will become an informal evening.

Feb
28
Thu
Observing evening (Weather Permitting)
Feb 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This evening is open to all, telescope not essential, but if you wish to bring one please do so, it wold be advisable to dress for the weather, a torch is recommended as the path will be dark, Red preferred.

Please note :- if observing is not possible this will become an informal evening.

Mar
2
Sat
BAA Back to Basics Workshop
Mar 2 all-day

BAA Back to Basics Workshop Orwell Ipswich

This post will be updated as and when details become available

This event is not organised by the Society

Mar
7
Thu
Ms Caroline Beevis, TBA
Mar 7 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This post will be updated as and when details become available

Mar
14
Thu
Prof Alan Heavens, Imperial, TBA
Mar 14 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This post will be updated as and when details become available

Mar
21
Thu
Mr Nick Hewitt, BAA, ‘Dark Nebulae’.
Mar 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

As a former deep sky section director, and  keen amateur astronomer, Nick will no doubt be able to give us an interesting lecture, as there are several to choose from.

Including perhaps the most well known the horse head nebula, along with several others including, ( in no particular order), the snake nebula, lupus 4, the great dark horse nebula, Barnard 147 & 150, & the pipe nebula.

Mar
27
Wed
BAA Ordinary & Special General Meeting
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Adventures with a robotic telescope”, will be presented by Dr Martin Fowler

“Perihelic Oppositions of Mars”, will be presented by Dr Richard McKim

Sky Notes, will be presented by Mr Nick James

This event is not organised by the Society

Mar
28
Thu
Observing Evening (Weather permitting)
Mar 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This evening is open to all, telescope not essential, but if you wish to bring one please do so, it would be advisable to dress for the weather, a torch is recommended as the path will be dark, red preferred.

Please Note :- if observing is not possible this will become an informal evening

Apr
1
Mon
Kelling Heath Star Party
Apr 1 – Apr 8 all-day

If you want skies that will offer a view of the summer constellations, away from an urban light polluted environment then Kelling with it’s ” Dark Sky Discovery Site” is well worth a visit.

Apr
4
Thu
Observing evening (Weather Permitting)
Apr 4 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This evening is open to all, telescope not essential, but if you wish to bring one please do so, it wold be advisable to dress for the weather, a torch is recommended as the path will be dark, Red preferred.

Please note :- if observing is not possible this will become an informal evening.