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Upcoming Events

Our regular events fall into three groups – our monthly public lectures, our star gazing (solar in the summer) events at Great Notley Country Park and Abberton Reservoir and members-only events. We also run a Young Astronomers Club and occasional online Live Astronomy events.

All our events are listed on our calendar. Links to events at individual locations can be found by following the above links.

 

Date Time Event
28/10/2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cosmic Vision: Attentive Eyes - Professor Katherine Blundell
   
28/10/2020
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Imaging Wednesdays (Members Only)
   
29/10/2020
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Virtual Thursday Club Night (Members Only) neas club nights
   
04/11/2020
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Committee Meeting
   
04/11/2020
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Imaging Wednesdays (Members Only)
   
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Live Astronomy – 4th April 2020

We take a look at Venus, several star clusters, a load of galaxies and even a comet in this edition of our live astronomy show. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event.

Important: We recommend using the fullscreen button at the bottom right of the player to enlarge the video stream.


Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel.

Live Astronomy – 22nd March 2020

In this Live Astronomy event we take a look at a number of interesting objects in the early spring sky. We show you live views of deep sky objects from right here in Essex, as well as discussing facts and physics about them. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event.

Important: We recommend using the fullscreen button at the bottom right of the player to enlarge the video stream.


Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel.

Live Astronomy – 21st March 2020

In this Live Astronomy event we take a look at a number of interesting objects in the early spring sky. We show you live views of deep sky objects from right here in Essex, as well as discussing facts and physics about them. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event.

Important: We recommend using the fullscreen button at the bottom right of the player to enlarge the video stream.


Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel.

Cancelled – Star Gazing at Great Notley 9 Nov 2019

Unfortunately due to the cloud cover we have had to cancel tonight’s event.

Fingers crossed for next time.

Cancelled – Star Gazing at Great Notley 5 Oct 2019

Unfortunately due to the cloud cover we have had to cancel tonight’s event.

Young Astronomers Club recognised in volunteering awards

Young Astronomers Club AwardWe are honoured that our Young Astronomers Club was recognised in the 2019 Braintree District Volunteers Awards in the Group Award category.

Many thanks to Cheryl for organising the Young Astronomers Club and to all our volunteers who give up a lot of time for both YAC and at our other outreach activities across the county.

Cancelled – Solar Gazing at Great Notley 22 June 2019

Unfortunately we are unable to run this event and instead we will be at Planet Essex at Cressing Temple. More details here.

Cancelled – Young Astronomers Club – 11 June 2019

We are really sorry but tonight’s (11 June 2019) Young Astronomers Club is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control.

We apologise for the late notice and hope to see you next time.

CANCELLED – Stargazing at Great Notley Country Park (16th February 2019)

Tonight’s stargazing event (16th February) at Great Notley Country Park is cancelled due to the poor weather forecast. Sorry for any disappointment, and we hope to see you at the next one in March.

If you can’t wait that long, on Tuesday (19th Feb), Great Notley Country Park are running their Sky Ropes Under The Stars Event, to coincide with the Super Moon. Weather permitting, we will be there with a few telescopes so you can take a look at the Moon after your adventure on the ropes. Booking is essential, details here:

http://www.visitparks.co.uk/even…/sky-ropes-under-the-stars/

Comet Gif

In the January 2019 edition of Pulsar we included a gif.

Alas not all email programs like them, so here’s Paul’s gif for everyone to enjoy.

It’s 46P and was taken by Paul Blakesley just before Christmas, over a period of 1.5 hours