Andover Astronomical Society

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  See here for details of our 2015-16 programme.
By kind invitation of Viv and Richard South the Star-B-Q will again take place at their home near Upton, north of Andover. The date is Saturday, August 6th, and the time from 7:00 p.m. until late. If the weather continues as it has been recently we should be able to do some decent astronomy for a change!
Members should have received an E Mail with details. If not then please contact a committee member.
Mars7-6-16.jpg (648×480) Mars. Image by member Paul Curtis. June 2016
The transit of Mercury across the sun on May 9th, 2016. Image by member Trevor Lloyd
The SAGAS summer convention this year has the theme ‘Seeing and Understanding'. It will be on July 16th.
The venue is:
The Barn Theatre
Southwick Community Association
24 Southwick Street, Southwick
West Sussex BN42 4TE
Adur AS and Crawley AS are co-hosting the event. Tickets are now on sale £10.00 each from the Adur or Crawley websites.
More details here


Members were out observing the total lunar eclipse in the early hours of September 28th 2015. Here are some images from members Jonathan Blake, Patrick O'Donnell and Paul Curtis and a video by Mark Radice.
Congratulations to AAS member Jonathan Blake for winning the monthly picture prize in October's 'The Sky at Night' magazine !!

Our annual star-BQ was held as usual at Richard and Viv's place near Upton (north of Andover). We had an excellent BBQ followed by a sparkling clear night. There weren't many Perseid meteors but we did get to do a lot of observing !!
Congratulations to Bob Ford for winning the society logo competition
Pictures of the Solar Eclipse in March 2015 taken on a cruise in the North Sea by Alan Dowdell