How do I Join?
We welcome people at any of our meetings - just turn up at 7.30pm at any of our Monthly Meetings (last Friday of the month) and you'll be made to feel at home. If you want to formally join, it costs £15 for the year, which runs from April. If you join later in the year, you pay proportionally less. Meeting attendance is £1 for members and £3 for non members.
What happens in Meetings?
Our usual practise is for a meeting to include a talk on some aspect of astronomy - which may be about the techniques of observing or about the science of what we are observing - whether planets, stars or galaxies.
After a break for refreshments and general chat, we like to have a run-down of any astronomy news that has caught our attention. If people have been imaging or drawing, there will be slideshow of their results. We then get a summary of what's likely to be of interest in the night sky in the coming weeks.
What about observing sessions?
If the weather is clear, after the 'structured' part of the meeting, some of us will move outside with our telescopes and try to do some observing. This will be more likely in the Winter months of course, as the skies are darker earlier. If you want to find out more about observing with different telescopes, people will generally be very happy to help.
If the weather is not suitable, we invite anyone to join us at a local pub where we continue our conversations.