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

Jan
20
Thu
Apollo astronaut training in Flagstaff, Arizona, circa 1960’s
Jan 20 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Tonight via zoom

Mr Kevin Schindler Historian, Lowell Observatory

will be talking to us about some of the training the Apollo Astronauts

participated in while they were in Flagstaff northern Arizona

Please note we plan to be at the pavilion unless COVID restrictions are re introduced

Jan
26
Wed
A Lunar occultation
Jan 26 @ 5:15 am – 6:45 am

During the early hours of Wednesday the 26th of January

a 42% lit waning crescent Moon will occult (pass in front of)

the double star Zubenelgenubi

 this occultation will start at approx 05.10 hrs until approx 06.50 hrs

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

Jan
27
Thu
Society Night
Jan 27 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Tonight is a Society Night

all members are welcome

if you have a contribution for the evening

 such as, an update about an ongoing project

or are looking for advice / help for an upcoming project

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

Please note we plan to be at the pavilion unless COVID restrictions are re introduced

 

Jan
29
Sat
Mars the Moon & Venus
Jan 29 @ 7:00 am – 7:45 am

From Approx 07.00 to 07.45hrs on the morning of Saturday the 29th of January

the planet Mars will be 5.3° to the left of an 11% lit waning crescent Moon

the planet Venus will be above and to the left of both Mars and the Moon

this event will be in the SSE part of the early morning sky

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

 

Feb
3
Thu
Observing / Informal Evening
Feb 3 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Tonight conditions permitting will be an Observing Evening

if conditions do not permit observing the evening will revert to an informal evening

Please note we plan to be at the pavilion unless COVID restrictions are re introduced

 

Feb
10
Thu
Observing / Informal Evening
Feb 10 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Tonight conditions permitting will be an Observing Evening

if conditions do not permit observing the evening will revert to an informal evening

Please note we plan to be at the pavilion unless COVID restrictions are re introduced

Feb
17
Thu
Observing / Informal Evening
Feb 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Tonight conditions permitting will be an Observing Evening

if conditions do not permit observing the evening will revert to an informal evening

Please note we plan to be at the pavilion unless COVID restrictions are re introduced

Feb
24
Thu
Observing / Informal Evening
Feb 24 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Tonight conditions permitting will be an Observing Evening

if conditions do not permit observing the evening will revert to an informal evening

Please note we plan to be at the pavilion unless COVID restrictions are re introduced

Mar
17
Thu
TBA
Mar 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Dr John Mason BAA

This post will be updated as details become available

May
26
Thu
TBA
May 26 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Dr John Mason BAA

This post will be updated as details become available