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.
26 AprCan we Live on Mars?Greg Smye-Rumsby
24 MayThe Rise and fall of the Herstmonceux ObservatoryKeith Brackenborough
28 JunTime and CalendarsStephen Tonkin
Saturday 27 JulyYoung Astronomers’ EventPublic Open Evening
23 AugAGM and Social Evening
27 SeptA transportable/deployable radio telescope for hydrogen line observationAlan and Martin Thompson
25 OctDark Skies UpdatePublic Open Evening
22NovHow (on Earth) did Life Start?James Fradgley

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