Andover Astronomical Society

Club Events

Evening Club Nights/Observing Sessions 2020/2021

The society has meetings on the third Thursday of each month from September through to April.
We do not currently meet in the summer months.
All meetings start at 7:30pm and are held in the village hall at Grateley.

Meetings will be held by Zoom until further notice.
Details
of the current programme are given below:-
                           

Date

Title

Lecturer

Details Observing (Click for details)
August 8th (7pm) Star B Q CANCELLED Viv and Richard South's garden. Details circulated to members by E Mail Perseid Meteors
September 17th  

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    Summer Triangle and Planets.
The constellations of Lyra, Cygnus and Aquila dominate the sky.
Jupiter and Saturn will be visible low in the south.
October 15th Travels with Binoculars and Astrophotography Rig

 

Dave Shave Wall

 
  Andromeda Galaxy and Mars.
Tonight the constellation of Andromeda is high in the sky with our nearest spiral galaxy M31.
Mars is visible in the SE
November 19th

Spectroscopy

 

Hugh Allen

 
  Perseus, Andromeda and Mars
M31 will be high in the sky again. Perseus is also well placed so a chance to see the double cluster. Mars in nicely placed in the south
December 17th

Christmas Party and Members short talks

Members   Taurus and Mars
 Taurus and Orion are well placed, so the Orion Nebula M42 will be worth observing, and the moon is out of the way. Mars is still visible in the south.
January 21st Observing the Herschel 400  Jon Gale   Orion, Mars
The Orion Nebula and the Crab nebula will be visible. Mars is nice in the south.
February 18th Variable Stars - What makes them Tick James Fradgley   Gemini, Orion, Mars and Half Moon
We should be able to observe Gemini and Orion, which are high in the sky. Mars and the Moon are close in the South.
March 18th Eisa Eisinga: the Planetarium in the Bedroom Lillian Hobbs   Leo, Cancer and Gemini
Cancer is high in the south so a chance to see the famous star cluster M44 the Praesepe. Leo is also well up with its many galaxies. Mars is still viisible in the SW near the Pleiades.
April 15th Electronic Meteor Observing Richard Fleet   Leo
Leo will be high in the sky. Mars and a crescent moon are visible in the south west.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to see a copy of the society's health and safety plan which particularly relates to our observing sessions.
which are held after the talks, in the car park outside the village hall.