Hope you all had a fantastic summer break. We apologise for the lack of updates, but this summer has been an extremely busy one.
We will be getting together early in the week to organise another year of club meetings. We will hopefully be able to get some great guest speaker for the new year and possibly sort out a trip to Norman Lockyer.
Also, we really need a publicity coordinator. If anyone would like to volunteer, please contact one of us via the website, or speak to use at the next meeting.
New members are more than welcome to join us on September 4th for an evening of talks and, hopefully, good enough weather for some telescope observing.
We hope to see you all at the next meeting!
Sorry this message is a little late, but the astronomy event, which we were intending to participate in, was cancelled on Monday. Unfortunately the weather was simply awful and there was no chance of any solar viewing. We will, however, be participating in a similar event with the date still to be confirmed.
Also, don’t forget it is the final club meeting this Friday. Weather permitting, we will hopefully be having a barbeque and a quiz etc. Rob has given his talk, entitled “The Outer Solar System”.
We hve recieved an e-mail from the The Princetown Civil Service Retirement Fellowship who have kindly asked if any of our members are interested in joining them for trip to the Norman Lockyer Observatory.
They currently have about 8 spaces left on their coach that will be leaving Yelverton at 08:00 on May 21st.The cost of the coach and entry will be only £12, but other expenses such as food will be up to you.
This is a great deal and as someone who has visited the observatory a number of times I can guarantee that this will be a great trip.
If anyone is interested, please give them a call on this number: 01822 616026.
Don’t forget it’s the 10 minute talks this Friday!!! And hopefully the weather will be good enough to get the telescopes out.
If anyone is interested in giving a talk on any subject at all then please let us know either through the contact form or on Facebook.
Remember, the talk can be on any subject. It doesn’t even have to be completely astronomy related (we have had some great talks on evolution and other general science topics before).
This Friday is forecast really nice weather so we will be out observing following the talks. Hopefully, the clouds will hold back until we are done so we can try to get the great photographs to update the website with.
Also, check out some of John’s fantastic eclipse photographs and others from members taken from Dartmoor.
Hope to see you all there!
Just to remind current members and potential guests that the April meeting will not be held this Friday due to the Easter weekend. We will instead hold the meeting on Friday 10th.
Also, check out some of the fantastic photographs John took of the partial eclipse. We will have more uploaded soon from other members also and a short talk about the day at the next meeting.
Hope to see you all there!
Dr. Clare Dobbs from the University of Exeter will be giving a talk based on her work leading the LOCALSTAR project with the aim to “…understand more about giant molecular clouds and star formation in our and nearby galaxies.”
This will be an extremely interesting lecture from someone working on the front line of atrophysics research. Afterwards – weather permitting – we hope to get out with the telescopes for some observing and possibly some astrophotography.
We hope to see you there!
To celebrate the total solar eclipse on March 20th, we were discussing holding an informal observing session to view the eclipse. Up to 80% of the sun will be blocked and we thought this is something which we could view as a group.
If anyone is interested, Dad and I will be going up to RAF Harrowbeer, Yelverton, for some observing and breakfast. If people bring their own bacon etc we will cook it on our BBQ and then maybe set up some telescopes for some imaging and solar projection.
We will probably be there about 07:00 to make sure we are there for the beginning. Totality is around 09:36 and ends around 10:41.
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