Blackpool & District Astronomical Society Welcome page Who we are and how to find us Meetings for this year Imminent and planned Starmaps and weather forecasts for Blackpool Members' astrophotography Other interesting sites Contact the Society
Welcome page Who we are and how to find us Meetings for this year Imminent and planned Star maps and other guides Members' astrophotography Other interesting sites Contact the Society

Programme of Meetings for 2017

Meeting nights are the SECOND MONDAY of the month (even if it's a Bank Holiday)

Jan 9
Members contributions
Feb 13
Sam Falle  'Extragalactic Jets'
Mar 13
Colin Steele  'Horseshoes on Saturn''
Apr 10
Martin Lunn 'The Rise & Fall of Pluto'
May 8
Not yet confirmed
Jun 12 (upstairs)
AGM. Come and vote for your new committee.
Jul 10
Keith Robinson 'Building and Using the Bier Himmel Observatory'
Aug 14
Gerrard Gilligan 'Bidstone Observatory on the Wirral'
Sep 11(upstairs)
Rod Hine 'George Ellery Hale The Golden Age of USA Astronomy'
Oct 9
Barry Hensall 'The Birth of Astro Photography'
Nov 13
Roy Gunson 'Moons of the outer Planets'
Dec 11 (upstairs)
Christmas Party and Quiz. Ray's annual General Knowledge, Music and maybe some Astronomy Quiz.. Refreshments/nibbles as usual.

All meetings take place on the second Monday of the month, at
St Kentigerns Parish Centre. Meetings start 8pm, doors open 7.30pm.

Meetings 2016
Meetings 2015
Meetings 2014

Meetings 2013
Meetings 2012
Meetings 2011
Meetings 2010
Meetings 2009
Meetings 2008
Meetings 2007
Meetings 2006
Meetings 2005


 

Observing Sessions/Star Parties/Meals for 2017

Observing sessions are scheduled on a Friday in mid-month, or Saturday if Friday is cancelled due to bad weather. They are usually held at a dark sky site near Pilling. Keep an eye on the website, Google Group and Twitter for a last minute Go or No-Go. Everyone welcome, a selection of the society's equipment will be available or bring your telescope and get help and advice on using it.

Jan
 
Feb
 
Mar
 
Apr
May
 
Jun
 
Jul
 
Aug
 
Sep
 
Oct
 
Nov
 
Dec
 

Meet from 8pm onwards.

   

 

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