You do not have to be an expert to join our friendly Astronomy group.
We meet monthly, on Thursdays from 10.00 to 11.30 at Quinton Methodist Church.
Some of you may notice that it is not dark then. So we have a nice classroom where we can sit and discuss whatever we fancy.
We all know something but not everything, and that's the beauty of it, we all learn from one another.
Astronomy is not rocket science. Well, perhaps a bit of it is...
Members are most welcome to introduce a topic of their choice, and we'll all join in and share what we know.
You do not have to be a Brian Cox (although several of our group wish he would join!)…
We cover a diverse range of topics at our meetings, there are so many interesting things to discuss, find out about, and view!
Have a look at some Topics we have covered and more recent topics "Astronomy 10 to 13" and "Astronomy 14 to 17" to get an idea of what we get up to... Also a list of Astronomy Possible Future Topics we may be doing soon...
As a bonus, we also have a coffee and biscuit break!
The ones of us who are not scared of the dark and cold do look upwards in the evenings in the comfort of their own garden, and wonder when the clouds will ever clear, but when they do, they try to familiarise themselves with the stars, constellations, planets, the ISS, meteor showers etc... So we learn about star-hopping and recognising the main constellations so we can impress our friends!
We are adding some links to useful astronomy websites, such as the Monthly Skymaps, NASA website, Binocular Sky ---> see Links on the right.
Details of our range of Interest Groups and their Meeting Dates, Times, Venues etc are migrating to our BEACON system, but they will still be accessible from this website using the following links....
Beacon Groups Link
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