Andover Astronomical Society

Club Events

Evening Club Nights/Observing Sessions 2018/2019

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.
Details
of the current programme are given below:-
                           

Date

Title

Lecturer

Details Observing (Click for details)
September 20th

Asterisms

 

 

Jonathan Gale   Summer Triangle.
The constellations of Lyra, Cygnus and Aquila dominate the sky.
Moon will be nearly full though, but plenty of planets with Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
October 18th 10 Ways the Universe tries to Kill You

Steve Tonkin

 
  Andromeda Galaxy.
Tonight the constellation of Andromeda is high in the sky with our nearest spiral galaxy M31. Mars will be next to a gibbous moon.
November 15th

The Traveller's Guide to Mars

Colin Stuart
Astronomy writer and speaker

 
  Perseus and Andromeda
M31 will be high in the sky again. Perseus is also well placed so a chance to see the double cluster.
Mars next to the half moon this month and Uranus high in the sky.
December 20th

Christmas Party and Members short talks

Members   Taurus
 Taurus and Orion are well placed, so the Orion Nebula M42 will be worth observing, but the moon will be almost full.
January 17th Pro-Am Astronomical Collaboration  Graham Bryant   Orion
Moon will be almost full and next to Aldebaran. If the moon permits, the Orion Nebula and the Crab nebula will be visible.
February 21st Juno at Jupiter Allan Lorrain   Gemini, Taurus
We should be able to observe Gemini and Taurus, which are high in the sky, so the Pleiades should be observable. 
March 21st tbd Grant Privett   Leo, Cancer
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. But there is a full moon rising !
April 18th Archeoastronomy Simon Banton   Leo
Leo will be high in the sky, but we will be competing will the full moon tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.