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

Mr Nick James, BAA, Interstellar Comets
Oct 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Mr Nick James BAA.

Will be talking to us about interstellar comets, theses are comets that come from the interstellar medium, and are not gravitationally bound to a particular star, they are normally only detected when they pass through our solar system.

Observing / Informal Evening
Oct 24 @ 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.

BAA Back to Basics workshop
Oct 26 all-day

This post will be updated as and when details become available

Please click on the link below for more information:-


This event is not organised by the Society

BAA AGM, & Ordinary Meeting
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Final, BAA AGM & Meeting to be held at Burlington House

Mr Callum Potter will give the Presidential Address, ” The evolution of deep sky observing “

The Sky Notes will be presented by Dr Paul Able

Please click on the link below for full details.


This event is not organised by the Society

Dr Angelos Tsiaras UCL Life and Habitability of Exoplanets
Oct 31 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Angelos has a PhD in Astronomy, he also has over 400 Hrs at the telescope, including observing transiting exoplanets,  so this should be a very interesting and informative talk.

Star gazing at Hall Place
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Star Gazing at Hall Place
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
£10 adults, £8 under 16s

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT – next Stargazing 7 January

Wrap up warm to spend an evening looking at the stars in the company of Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford. Includes mini-talks, a science experiment to wow you with and lots of fun packed opportunities to learn more about our solar system. Not forgetting the opportunity to use clever equipment to get dazzling views of the night sky/planets/moon/stars.
Outdoor activities are weather dependant, event will go on rain or moonshine. Followed by tea and cake.

Advance booking required. Further instructions will be e-mailed to you upon booking

Another Stargazing session will take place on the 7 January 2020.

Dr John Mason BAA, TBA
Nov 7 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This post will be updated as and when details become available

The Transit of Mercury
Nov 11 all-day

Weather permitting

Members of the society, will be at the pavilion to observe the Transit of Mercury, that will start at 12.35.35

So if you wish to come along to see the Transit please do so,

The next viable Transit’s after this will not be until November 2032 & 2039

We will be able to offer safe views through our equipment

The transit should be viable until Sunset

But we must re state this event is entirely Weather dependent

Society Night / AGM
Nov 14 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This post will be updated as and when details become available