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 2018 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.
23 FebAstronomical Observations on the Isle of WightPaul Bingham
23 MarSeven Moons: Some weird and wonderful satellites of the solar systemBob Mizon
27 AprAn Overview of the Development of the Universe to dateJohn Currigan
25 MayThe Rise and Fall of the Herstmonceux ObservatoryKeith Brakenborough
22 Jun
27 Jul
24 AugAGM Starts at 19.00hrs sharp

The European Extremely Large Telescope

Dr Aprajita Verma
28 Sep
26 OctDark Skies Night
23 Nov

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