Kingsbridge Estuary

Astronomy

The meetings take place midweek once or twice a month in Thurlestone, Salcombe or Kingsbridge at 3.00pm for about an hour and a half. We also arrange outdoor observing sessions, although less frequently now.

As a record for current members and an illustration of what we do for prospective members, a list of our meetings from early 2015 can be viewed by clicking the Meetings link on the right. Reports on a few are also there.

At our 15th September 2015 meeting Peter gave an excellent talk on Pluto as per the recent flyby by the New Horizons probe, and also gave us the date of the expected UK eclipse of the Moon (28th September 2015 at approx. 3am, - images now here on right).

Autumn 2018 / Spring 2019 Agenda

Date Host Subject
Wed 26th Sep PG Cassini
Wed 11th Oct VT The Sun, Part 1
Thu 1st Nov CL Asteroids Postponed tba
Thu 15th Nov JB Galaxies Part 1
Wed 5th Dec HM Xmas Lunch 1pm
Thu 13th Dec GT tba Postponed tba
Thu 3rd Jan, 2019 CL Asteroids
Thu 17th Jan PG tba (3.30pm start)
Thu 24th Jan HM Special + General Theory
Fri 8th Feb GT Venus
Thu 21st Feb CL Asteroids Part 2 (at JB's, 2.30pm start)
Wed 27th Mar JB Galaxies Part 2
Wed 10th Apr PG tba
Wed 8th May VT tba, location tba

14th of June
Trip to Plymouth Astronomy society fixed for the 14th of June to see talk on "Earth’s satellites and Space Debris". The talk will last from 7:30 to 9:30pm and will take place in the Rowland Lewinsky building. We could leave early and eat first? Entrance fee £2 and hopefully 5 of us go in one car.

Perseids at John’s on either 11/12/or 13th of August, depends on weather.

Autumn 2019

Date Host Subject
Tue 10 Sep HM tba
Thu 3 Oct CL Magnetic fields
Thu 24 Oct JB Galaxies Part 3

Because we meet in private houses space is limited but currently is available and the search for new members goes on!
New members will be very welcome, whether you already have experience of astronomy or you just want to know a bit more about what’s 'out there'! It will be especially helpful if prospective new members can contribute to the planning meetings.

John

Anyone interested in joining the group and, particularly (when available), the observing sessions should e-mail John with their email and telephone contact details. Contact John on 560951 or click Astronomy to email.

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Book Club 2 Book Club 3
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Church Visits Classical Music Appreciation
Cryptic Crosswords French Culture
French Language Fun with Flowers
Garden Appreciation Gentle Gardens
Geology German Beginners
Greek Mythology Greek Sculpture
Horse Racing Italian for Beginners
Local History Lunch Bunch
Mah Jong Painting
Petanque Philosophical Traditions
Philosophy Play Reading
Poetry Appreciation Raspberry Pi
Scrabble Singing for Pleasure
Spanish Beginners Spanish Beginners 2
Spanish Beginners 3 Spanish Language
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