Please note that the location of our monthly meetings has changed

The meetings are held at in the Pavilion adjacent to the Observatory in Watery Lane – there is a map and full address details here.

In addition to our normal club night each Thursday, VAS has monthly meetings, with guest speakers, throughout the year.

Here are details of our 2017 Programme – Please be aware that details may change.

Monthly meetings are held at 19.30hrs on the fourth Friday of every month except for the August AGM which starts at 19.00hrs, and December when there is no meeting

Meetings are usually divided into two parts:

  • First is a presentation by our guest speaker
  • a short break for refreshment and then
  • Second is a review of news and astronomical highlights for the next month.
27 JanDark nebula - Shrouds of nightOwen Brazell
24 FebAstronomy with BinocularsRichard Flux
24 MarAstro photography EveningSimon Plumley +
28 AprRadiation protection in space (for manned missions)Dr Elizabeth Cunningham
26 MayA (Potted) History of the TelescopeNinian Boyle
23 Jun“It's not all rocket science” - progression of The Needles 'Black Knight Rocket' siteMike Kelleway
28 JulPseudoastronomy: Planet X, Zetans, and Lost CivilisationsStephen Tonkin
25 AugAGM Starts at 7pm sharp

Building an Observatory

Members' Social Evening

Dudley Johnson
22 SepTBAGraham Bryant
27 OctVAS - AONB - CPRE - Public Open Evening

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