We make every effort to keep the programme up-to-date and accurate.  However changes can happen at short notice and updates rely on the kind donation of time by Society members.  If you see an error please let us know.

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

Apr
18
Thu
The Case for Dark Matter
Apr 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

 Tonight via zoom Dr Matt Bothwell

Institute of Astronomy University of Cambridge

  will be telling us about :-

The case for dark matter

the usual joining procedure applies for those members unable to attend in person

A Clair Obscur Effect
Apr 18 @ 9:45 pm – 10:45 pm

On the night of Thursday the 18th of April above the S – SW horizon

the Clair Obscur Effect known as the Jewelled handle will be best viewed @ 22.00 hrs BST /21.00 hrs UTC

if you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
20
Sat
Jupiter & Uranus
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

In the late evening @ 21.00 hrs BST / 20.00 UTC of the 20th & 21st of April along the W – NW horizon

the planets Jupiter & Uranus will be 0.5° apart

if you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
22
Mon
Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 2:00 am

Through the night of Monday the 22nd into the morning of Tuesday the 23rd of April

above the NE – SE horizon from approx 21.00 BST / 20.00 UTC hrs  to 02.00 BST /01.00 UTC hrs

the April Lyrid meteor shower will reach it’s peak with a possible  ZHR from 10 – 100

unfortunately there will be a 96.6% illuminated Moon in the sky as this event takes place

if you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Apr
25
Thu
Society Night
Apr 25 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Tonight will be a Society Night 

all members welcome

if you have a contribution for the evening

 such as, an update about an ongoing project

or are looking for advice / help with an upcoming project

a new piece of “kit” or software that is baffling you

have a new method /approach to image processing Etc

Please let Mike know so your detail’s /presentation can be added to the evenings running order