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 Jan||Dark nebula - Shrouds of night||Owen Brazell|
|24 Feb||Astronomy with Binoculars||Richard Flux|
|24 Mar||Astro photography Evening||Simon Plumley +|
|28 Apr||Radiation protection in space (for manned missions)||Dr Elizabeth Cunningham|
|26 May||A (Potted) History of the Telescope||Ninian Boyle|
|23 Jun||“It's not all rocket science” - progression of The Needles 'Black Knight Rocket' site||Mike Kelleway|
|28 Jul||Pseudoastronomy: Planet X, Zetans, and Lost Civilisations||Stephen Tonkin|
|25 Aug||AGM Starts at 7pm sharp|
Building an Observatory
Members' Social Evening
|22 Sep||TBA||Graham Bryant|
|27 Oct||VAS - AONB - CPRE - Public Open Evening|