Weymouth Astronomy

Weymouth Astronomy Club

New members are always welcome at Weymouth Astronomy Club regardless of experience. The only pre-requisite required is a keen interest in the night sky. Meetings are held on a monthly basis at Room 5 of St. Aldhelm's Church Centre Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW

Next Meeting: Friday 11th August (19:30)

Weymouth Astronomy Club are pleased to announce their Public Open Evening on Friday August 11th at St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, starting at 7:30pm.

Members of the Club will be on hand to help all those interested in learning more about the night sky. During the evening there will be a variety of activities to suit newcomers to astronomy as well as those who have been observing for more years than they choose to remember.

Besides the opportunity to discuss telescopes and useful kit with other enthusiasts, the Campaign for Dark Skies will have a stall selling a variety of books and interesting astronomical items. Other activities during the evening include making a planisphere, investigating Stellarium or meeting local author, Geoff Kirby. Alternatively, why not try the fun quiz and see if you know more than our quizmaster?

The evening will conclude with a short talk, ‘Introducing the Solar System’. Everyone interested in learning more about astronomy or Weymouth Astronomy Club is welcome to attend but young people aged 17 years or less must be accompanied by an adult.

Perseids Viewing Evening

Wessex Astronomical Society will be holding a 'Perseids Viewing Evening' at Durlston country park on August 12th (9pm). For further details please contact Wessex Astronomical Society

FAS Annual Convention 2017

The FAS Annual Convention (30th September 2017), will be held again at the Department of Physics, University of Birmingham. There is an exciting programme of speakers in preparation, so be sure to make yourself free that weekend. More details to follow.

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