2022 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
28 JanGalaxy BarsDr Justus Neuman
PLEASE 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.
25 FebUnmanned Satellites - The BasicsRalph Melligio
PLEASE 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.
25 MarRebel Star: The Sun's Greatest MysteriesColin Stuart
PLEASE 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.
22 AprArrokoth and the SentinelsGreg Smye- Rumsby
PLEASE NOTE:
THIS WILL NOW BE A ZOOM MEETING, NEITHER THE OBSERVATORY OR PAVILION WILL BE OPEN. PLEASE CHECK YOU EMAIL FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO CONNECT TO THIS MEETING.
27 May
Please Note: this meeting must start promptly at 19.00hrs as the speaker is returning to the mainland after it.
Orbital Oddities
Please Note: this meeting must start promptly at 19.00hrs as the speaker is returning to the mainland after it.
James Fradgley
Please Note: this meeting must start promptly at 19.00hrs as the speaker is returning to the mainland after it.
24 JunObserving the MoonRichard Flux
22 JulJames Webb Space TelescopeDr Stephen Wilkins
26 Aug
AGMNo speaker
23 SepKristian Birkeland - The story of the father of Northern Lights knowledgeJonathan Clough
22 OctYoung Astronomy Festival
18:00 – 21:00hrs
Ticket holders only
Tickets available £3 from Eventbrite
25 NovThe UK National Space StrategyAdam Amara

Please Note: This meeting will have to be held in our Newchurch Observatory.
Please let any member of VAS committee know if you are attending as space is restricted.

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