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February 2016

2 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Small Telescopes Evening  @ 20:15, Orwell Park Observatory, IP10 0EP  

2 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Professor Mark Sims  Life on Mars  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

2 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Outdoor Observing Session  @ 07.30 pm, Braighe Car park, Isle of Lewis  

3 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  The Star of Bethlehem  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

5 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: To be confirmed  To be confirmed  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

5 Croydon Astronomical Society: Dr Paul A Daniels FRAS  No Sultan's Turret  @ 19:45, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

5 William Herschel Society: Professor Clive Ruggles, University of Leicester  Archaeoastronomy: a Brief History  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

5 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Prof Rosemary Wyse  The Milky Way as a galaxy  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

5 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Dr Mike Leggett  Astronomy from the Great War to the Cold War  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

6 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   Dash Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Common IP17 3QA  

8 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Hazel Reeve (Meteorological Office Speaker)  “Clouds and the Night Sky”  @ 7.30 pm, Hull and East Riding Sports Club Chanterlands Avenue North Hull HU5 4ED  

8 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

8 West Of London Astronomical Society: Prof Steve Miller  The Impact of Impacts  @ 20.00, St. John Ambulance Hall, North Harrow, HA2 7TA  

8 Abingdon Astronomical Society: Rebecca Smethurst (Univ. of Oxford)  Galaxy Evolution  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

8 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS):   Telescopic Topics: a members meeting, but everyone's welcome  @ Start at 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

9 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Dr Nikku Madhusudhan  Exoplanetary Atmosphere  @ 19:30, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

10 Hertford Astronomy Group: Martin Begley  Stellar Spectroscopy  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.AL7 2ED  

11 Swansea Astronomical Society: Prof Prem Kumar  TBA  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

11 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Jupiter, M81, M82, Mizar, M36  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

11 : Damian Peach   High resolution astrophotography  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, off Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois  

12 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Dr Nathan Mayne  Exploring the Atmospheres of Exoplanets  @ 7.30 – 9.30pm, Tamar Room (402), Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

12 Breckland Astronomical Society: Professor Alan Davies, University of Hertfordshire  Rainbows, haloes and glories  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

12 Wells and Mendip Astronomers:   WMA Members' Winter Star Party  @ 7:30pm until late, Burtle Village Hall, Burtle Road, Burtle, Somerset, TA7 8NB  

13 : Public observing  Stargazing for the whole family – all welcome  @ 18:30 – 20:45, Scout Hall, off Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois  

16 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Anthony Holloway  Astrophotography  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

17 Worthing Astronomical Society: Jay Nair  What Cassini has Taught us about Saturn   @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

19 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Dr Chris Copperwheat, Liverpool JMU  Liverpool Telescope II Project  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

19 Beckington Astronomical Society: Steve Hill  Science of the Solar System – 2  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

19 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Questions set by Pierre Girard  Astroquiz  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

20 Reading Astronomical Society: Damian Peach  The giant planet Jupiter  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

20 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): Dr S Hubbard  Observing Active Galaxies  @ 7:30, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

22 Abingdon Astronomical Society:   Beginners Meeting  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

24 Bedford Astronomical Society: Geoff Mansfield  the Antikythera mechanism  @ 19:30, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

25 Swansea Astronomical Society: Prof Matt Griffin of Cardiff University  Looking at the atmosphere of extra solar planets  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

25 Heart Of England Astronomical Society: Dr. Steve Barrett  ABC of Stellar Evolution  @ 2030hrs, Old BT Telephone Exchange, Furnace End, Shustoke, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire. B46 2LH  

25 Torbay Astronomical Society: John Higgs & Tony Deyes  Henry VIII: Astronomer Royal/Dutch Astronomer's living room  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

26 Reading Astronomical Society: Reading AS Friday Club  The best time of the year  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

29 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS):   Telescopic Topics: a members meeting, but everyone's welcome  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

March 2016

1 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society:   Sky Watch Observing Evening  @ 7:30pm, The Barn Car Park, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

1 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Small Telescopes Evening  @ 20:15, Orwell Park Observatory, IP10 0EP  

1 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Professor David Sothwood  10 Years at the helm of European Space Science  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc  The Moon Landings – Fact or Fiction?  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis  

2 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  Astronomy Beyond the Visible  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.  

3 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Jupiter, 3C273, M67, M51, M3, M35  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

4 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: To be confirmed  To be confirmed  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

4 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Prof James Dunlop  First light  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

4 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

4 Breckland Astronomical Society: none   STAR PARTY  @ from Fri – Mon, haw wood caravan and camping site, Haw Wood Farm, Hinton, Saxmundham  

5 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   DASH Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Common IP17 3QA  

7 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

8 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Shaun Reynolds  Astro Photograpy  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

10 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr Nik Whitehead of The University of Wales Trinity Saint David  Getting to grips with the Multiverse  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

10 Hertford Astronomy Group: Rae Walter  Tycho Brahe  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.AL7 2ED  

11 Plymouth Astronomical Society: David Wilton  Basic Telescope Terms Explained – Simply!  @ 7.30 – 9.30pm, Tamar Room (402), Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

11 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Stargazing for Everyone (public observing)  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

11 Breckland Astronomical Society: Steve Chambers  Atik Cameras  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

12 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Chris Starr FRAS FBIS  Messier Marathon Night  @ 6pm until late, Charterhouse, Charterhouse Centre, Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagdon, Somerset, BS40 7XR (tbc)  

14 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Chris Arridge  “Mission to Uranus”  @ 7.30 pm, Hull and East Riding Sports Club Chanterlands Avenue North Hull HU5 4ED  

14 Abingdon Astronomical Society: Nik Szymanek FRAS  Astrophotography  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

14 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Peter Woolman  Halophiles and the potential for life on Mars  @ Start at 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

14 West Of London Astronomical Society: Prof. Simon Green  Flying with a Comet  @ 8 pm, St. Johns Ambulance Hall, North Harrow, HA2 7TA  

15 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: William Stewart  Shooting while you sleep – Modern methods of Detecting and Analysing Meteors.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

16 Worthing Astronomical Society: Professor Antonella de Santo  The Atlas Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

17 Torbay Astronomical Society: Professor Chris Lintott  Topic to be decided  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

17 : Gary Auker  Mars  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, off Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois  

18 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Dr David Whitehouse  Astronomy in the Media  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

18 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party  @ 7pm to 9pm, Swansea Airport Fairwood Common SA2 7JU  

18 Beckington Astronomical Society: Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You  Stephen Tonkin  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

18 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Dave Eagle  The Rosetta Mission and Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko   @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

19 Reading Astronomical Society: Stephen Tonkin, FRAS  Two eyes are better than one  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

19 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): Bob Greef  An Introduction to AstroBiology  @ 7:30, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

19 Orwell Astronomical Society: Star Party  Public Outreach Event  @ 19:00, Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds  

19 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Wirral Public Star Party  Liverpool Astronomical Society  @ 7pm, Wirral Country Park & Visitor Centre CH61 0HN  

21 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

21 Abingdon Astronomical Society:   Beginners Meeting  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

24 Swansea Astronomical Society: Bob Mizon  7 moons: a look at some odd facts about seven intriguing moons of the solar system  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

29 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society:   Sky Watch Observing Evening  @ 7:30pm, The Barn Car Park, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

30 Bedford Astronomical Society: Liz Palmer  The Colours of the Universe – Exploring multi wavelength Astronomy  @ 19:30, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

31 Heart Of England Astronomical Society: Quiz Master – Shaun Albrighton  Quiz Night  @ 2030hrs, Old BT Telephone Exchange, Furnace End, Shustoke, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire. B46 2LH  

April 2016

1 Reading Astronomical Society: Reading AS Friday Club  Beware the Poisson d'Avril!  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

1 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Mike Armstrong, Lancaster & Morecambe Astro. Society  Solar Eclipses  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

1 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Dr Peter Edwards  Weaving the cosmic web  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

1 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

2 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   DASH Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Common IP17 3QA  

2 William Herschel Society: John Chuter SHA, Richard Mansfield, Dr Roger Moses, Prof Francis Ring, David Love SHA  Society for the History of Astronomy and the William Herschel Society Joint Conference  @ 09:30 – 15:30 and after, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

2 Society For The History Of Astronomy:   Society for the History of Astronomy and William Herschel Society Joint Spring Conference  @ 09.30 – 17.00, Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN  

2 Society For The History Of Astronomy: John Chuter  Somerset Astronomers  @ 10.15 – 10.45, Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN   

2 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Richard Mansfield  Bristol Astronomical Society: Past, Present and Future  @ 10.45 – 11.15, Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN  

2 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Roger Moses  100 Years of Cosmic Ray Astronomy  @ 11.30 – 12.15, Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN   

2 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Prof Francis Ring  William Herschel and the Bath Philosophical Society  @ 13.45 – 14.30, Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN   

2 Society For The History Of Astronomy: David Love  Kepler and the Universe: How One Man revolutionized Astronomy  @ 14.30 – 15.30, Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN  

4 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

5 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Mark Hurn  The Story of Star Names  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

5 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  An introduction to the Solar System  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

6 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society: Ross Wilkinson/Carl Stone (Bolton AS)  DIY Projects for the Amateur  @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

7 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Jupiter, Gamma Leonis, Betelgeuse, gamma virginis, M44  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

7 : Konrad Malin-Smith   Hydrogen in the Universe  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, off Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois  

8 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Steve Cooke, Phil James, Julie Soane, Richard Tanner  Short Talks by Members  @ 7.30 – 9.30pm, Tamar Room (402), Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

8 Breckland Astronomical Society: Dr Simon Sheridan, Open University  The ROSETTA/PTOLEMY mission  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

11 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Rod Hine MA (Cantab) MIEE MBCS  To be decided  @ 7.30 pm, Hull and East Riding Sports Club Chanterlands Avenue North Hull HU5 4ED  

11 Abingdon Astronomical Society: Prof. Clive Ruggles (Univ. of Leicester)  Archaeastronomy  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

11 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS):   Astronomy Section AGM and Telescopic Topics  @ Start at 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

11 West Of London Astronomical Society: Dr Geraint Jones  TBA  @ 8 pm, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ  

12 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Jerry Workman  Outer Planets  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

13 Hertford Astronomy Group: Steve Fossey  Finding a Super Nova!  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.AL7 2ED  

13 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: David Edwards  The Voyager Missions followed by star party/optional supper from 6pm  @ 7:30pm until 10:45pm, The Old Down Inn, Emborough, Chilcompton, Somerset, BA3 4SA  

14 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dave Powell MBE of Cardiff Astronomical Society  The Penylan Observatory  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

15 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Mr David Sellers, Leeds AS & SHA  William Gascoigine (c1612 – 1644) & the Telescope Micrometer  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

15 Beckington Astronomical Society: Bob Mizon  Seven Moons  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

15 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astro Oscars  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

16 Reading Astronomical Society: Mike Gilbert  The origins of science  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

16 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): Dave Murton  Beginers guide to Night Sky Naked Eye Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

16 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Leighton Observatory Open Day & Night  Liverpool Astronomical Society  @ 1pm – 11pm, Pex Hill, Cronton, Widnes, Cheshire.  

18 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Proferror Rob Jeffries  New Discoveries among Exoplanets.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

20 Worthing Astronomical Society: Bob Turner F.R.A.S.  Cosmology  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

21 Torbay Astronomical Society: Dr Steve Duncan  Topic to be decided  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

22 Reading Astronomical Society: Reading AS Friday Club  Talk subject to be confirmed  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

25 Abingdon Astronomical Society:   Beginners Meeting  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

25 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS):   Telescopic Topics: a members meeting, but everyone's welcome  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

27 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society:   AGM followed by Members Show & Tell  @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

28 Swansea Astronomical Society: Margaret Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society  TBA  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

28 Heart Of England Astronomical Society: Dr. Nick Hewitt  Variable Nebulae  @ 2030hrs, Old BT Telephone Exchange, Furnace End, Shustoke, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire. B46 2LH  

29 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Dr Ann Bonell  Astronauts then and now  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

30 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   DASH Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Common IP17 3QA  

May 2016

2 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

3 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Bob Mizon  Oddities of the Solar System  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

3 Stornoway Astronomical Society: David Rowlands BA, BSc.  Isaac Newton and the Clockwork Universe  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

4 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  An introduction to the Solar System  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.  

5 : Peter Clegg   Einsteins General Theory of Relativity  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, off Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois  

6 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society:   Members' night  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

9 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society:   Solar Watch – Transit of Mercury  @ 12:00 midday, The Barn Car Park, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

9 Abingdon Astronomical Society: Dr G Hueter (Abingdon AS)  AGM and talk 'My Eclipse Trip'  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

9 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Adrian Owen BAA  Mercury Transit Live  @ 11am until 7pm, St. John's (central) car park, St. John's Square, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9LJ  

10 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Prof. Michael Rowan Robinson  Cosmology  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

11 Hertford Astronomy Group: Bill Martin  Astro Biology Little Green Things-Detecting Life on Earth and Exoplanets  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.AL7 2ED  

12 Swansea Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound  Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture: A Jupiter Odyssey  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

12 Torbay Astronomical Society: AGM  AGM  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

13 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Clare Davies  The Rosetta Mission: updates from comet 67P and what this means for the origins of life on Earth  @ 7.30 – 9.30pm, Room 202, Rolle Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

13 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

13 Breckland Astronomical Society: Jerry Workman  Mars Update (+ society AGM)  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

13 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Chris Starr FRAS FBIS  Mercury Revealed  @ 7:30pm until 10pm, Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE  

14 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): David Gwynn / Bill Barton  Our Sun, Safe Solar Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

16 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Paul Money FRAS FBIS  “Images of the Universe vol 3”  @ 7.30 pm, Hull and East Riding Sports Club Chanteralnds Avenue North Hull HU5 4ED  

16 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

17 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Mark Hadley  Carbon Chemistry and the requirements for Life  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

18 Worthing Astronomical Society: Melanie Davies  Mars in Opposition  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

20 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Liverpool AS AGM for 2015-16  Followed by members talks  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

20 Beckington Astronomical Society: Mike Witt  Tales from the Dark Side of the Universe  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

21 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Public Outreach Event  @ 11:00-16:00, Christchurch Park, Reg Driver Centre, Ipswich  

21 Reading Astronomical Society: Dr Mike Leggett, FRAS  New Horizons at Pluto  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

23 Abingdon Astronomical Society:   Beginners Meeting  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

25 Bedford Astronomical Society: Simon Green  Missions to Asteroids, exploring our origins and saving the World.  @ 19:30, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

26 Swansea Astronomical Society:   AGM  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

26 Heart Of England Astronomical Society: David Connor  The Distance Measurement Scale  @ 2030hrs, Old BT Telephone Exchange, Furnace End, Shustoke, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire. B46 2LH  

27 Reading Astronomical Society: Reading AS Friday Club  The transit of Mercury  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

27 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Paul Money  Images of the Universe Volume 2  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

30 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

June 2016

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc  Stellar Roadmap – Finding Your Way Around the Night Sky  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

4 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   DASH Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Common IP17 3QA  

7 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Martin Griffiths  The Current State of SETI + AGM  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  Stellar Roadmap – Finding Your Way Around the Night Sky  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

8 Hertford Astronomy Group: Mark Wrigley  Pikonic – Disruptive Technologies  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.AL7 2ED  

10 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Ian Horton-Plant  Hands-on with an 8 inch Newtonian  @ 7.30 – 9.30pm, Tamar Room (402), Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

10 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

13 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

13 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Michael Martin-Smith (HERAS President)  AGM  @ 7.30 pm, Hull and East Riding Sports Club Chanterlands Avenue North Hull HU5 4ED  

13 Abingdon Astronomical Society:   To be announced  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

13 West Of London Astronomical Society: Society members  Eclipse stories  @ 8 pm, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ  

14 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Bob Greef  Astro Biology  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

17 Beckington Astronomical Society: Members  AGM and Talks  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

18 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): Bill Barton  History of the Royal Observatory  @ 7:30, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

18 Reading Astronomical Society:   Subject to be confirmed, plus RAS AGM  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

20 Abingdon Astronomical Society:   Beginners Meeting  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

21 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Joe Zuntz  Gravitational Lensing  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

24 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: James Fradgley  Astronomical Causes of Climate Change  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

26 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): International Sun Day  Observe our Sun Safely  @ 11:00 – 16:00, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

27 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

29 Bedford Astronomical Society: George Pagomenos  Old and New Astronomers  @ 19:30, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

July 2016

2 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   Solar Observing  @ 11:00 – 16:00, T.B.A  

8 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

10 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Public Solar Event  @ 10:00, Felixstowe Leisure Centre  

11 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

11 West Of London Astronomical Society: Guy Hurst  Optical Transients  @ 8 pm, St. John Ambulance Hall, North Harrow HA2 7TA  

12 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Speakers -TBA  All things Astro  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Nigel Ball  Aurora  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

20 Worthing Astronomical Society: Jane Green  Bright Lights and the Cosmos  @ 19:30, To be confirmed. Other societies will be invited to join us  

22 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: various  Short Talks  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

25 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

August 2016

5 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

6 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   Solar Observing  @ 11:00 – 16:00, T.B.A  

12 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Ben Sutlieff, S.P.A.M. Meteor Detection Group  Night of the Shooting Stars – talk on radio meteor detection and star party  @ 7:30pm until 11:30pm, Cheddar Scout Hut and First School Field, The Hayes, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3HN  

13 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   DASH Summer Social  @ 14:00 – 17_00, T.B.A  

19 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomers' Questions Time  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

September 2016

2 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

2 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Biob Mizon MBE  Talk: 'Seven Moons'; followed by star party and observation of the late summer sky  @ 7:30pm until midnight, Priddy Village Hall, The Glebe, Priddy, Somerset, BA5 3BE  

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  An Introduction to Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  An Introduction to Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

16 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomy for All (public observing)  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

30 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Pierre Girard  French Astronomy  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

October 2016

4 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  Exoplanets  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

5 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc  Exoplanets  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.  

8 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: tbc  World Space Week Star Party, Exhibition and Activities  @ 6pm until midnight, Ashwick & Oakhill Village Hall, Zion Hill, Oakhill, Somerset BA3 5AN (tbc)  

14 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

27 Swansea Astronomical Society: Prof Mike Edmunds of Cardiff University  The Great Quasar Debate 1963 – 1986  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

28 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Guy Hurst  Richard Lambert Memorial Lecture: Goldilocks and the Exoplanets  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

November 2016

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual General Meeting  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Winter Night Sky  @ 08.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

2 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  Mars Exploration and the Search for Life  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.  

10 Swansea Astronomical Society: Prof Mike Disney of Cardiff University  Dark Galaxies  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

11 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

24 Swansea Astronomical Society: Alison and Phillip John  Astronomy Quiz  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

25 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   AGM/Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

December 2016

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

8 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr S J Wainwright  Types of telescopes and mounts and how to use them  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

9 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astromeet  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

January 2017

12 Swansea Astronomical Society: Jim Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society  The Big Bang – Fact or Fiction  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

26 Swansea Astronomical Society: Stephen Morris of the Swansea Astronomical Society  TBA  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR