Monthly Meetings

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.

These meetings are open to all. No charge is made but a donation to our Society funds would really help.

Please be aware that details may change. You can check the current details using the Contact Form.

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 a presentation by our guest speaker

a short break for refreshment and then

  • A review of news and astronomical highlights for the next month.
DateSubjectSpeaker
23rd AprHOYS (Hunting Outbursting Young Stars)Dirk Froebrich
26th MayCan We Live On Mars?Greg Smye-Rumsby
25th JunThe Astronomy of Robert Hooke In ContextPaul Bingham
JulNo MeetingNo Meeting
27th AugAGM
followed by open meeting
TBA
24th SepTwo Eyes are Better than One - Binocular AstronomyStephen Tonkin
22nd OctGravitational WavesDr Laura Nuttall
26th Nov

ZOOM MEETING
Martin Lunn John Goodricke and Edward Pigott the ‘Fathers of Variable Star AstronomyPLEASE NOTE:
THIS WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING, NEITHER THE OBSERVATORY OR PAVILION WILL BE OPEN. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST NEW ZENITH FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO LOG IN.

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