Aims and Objectives of the group:
Education and Entertainment
Any expertise needed:
The expertise is with the leader.
Equipment needed (rough costs if any):
Computer and Viewing screen (borrowed from U3A). Use of a telescope (borrowed from the leader).
Maximum number permitted in the group: 30
Location, day and time of meetings:
Luton Road Methodist Church, Second Monday in the month 10:00am to 12:00 noon.
A brief description of a typical meeting: Discuss the current months Star Chart and Planets.
Discuss anything new that has happened in the last month or is likely to happen in the current month.
Talk about topics of interest e.g. volcanoes, tsunamis, ancient history of astronomy etc.
Update October 2020
As assistant leader of the Astronomy Group I am able to report that we still ticking over in lock down, since we all have internet access. At the start of each month I send out an article giving details of what can be viewed in the night sky for that month, it includes a chart of the months night sky. In addition three videos relevant the month are sent out, these are from the USA “Tonight’s sky” NASA’s “What’s up” and from Wales “What’s in the night sky” (this has a bias to Astrophotography). Also from time to time articles, videos and photographs reinvent to astronomy are sent to members.