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May 2017

2 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Martin Griffiths  Planetary Nebulae Marathon  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

2 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Solar Observing & What's Up  Solar Observing  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

2 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  GAIA – Mapping the Milky Way  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

3 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Birth of the Universe  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

4 Loughton Astronomical Society: LAS members  Observing the gibbous moon and Jupiter  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

5 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  

5 Edinburgh, Astronomical Society of : Dr Stewart McKechnie  Star image appearance in large ground-based astronomical telescopes  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

8 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Paul Money FRAS FBIS  “Simple Astrophotography”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

8 Abingdon Astronomical Society:   AGM followed by a talk to be announced  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

8 West Of London Astronomical Society: David Fishwick  Seven Stars  @ 8 pm, St. Johns Ambulance Hall, North Harrow, HA2 7TA  

8 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  

10 Hertford Astronomy Group: Sarah Hutton  Galaxy Quest  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

11 Swansea Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound: Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture  Mercury a Relative Planet  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

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

11 Loughton Astronomical Society: Tony Sizer  Why is Venus hot?  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

12 Plymouth Astronomical Society: TBA  TBA  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

12 Breckland Astronomical Society: Jerry Workman  Objects of the Solar System + AGM  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

12 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  

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

16 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Dave Eagle  Tim Peake  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

16 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Rhian Jones, University of Manchester  TBC  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall : CW4 8PE  

17 Worthing Astronomical Society: Bob Turner F.R.A.S.  Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Gravity Waves   @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

18 Loughton Astronomical Society: LAS members  Astronomy images exhibition  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

19 Beckington Astronomical Society: Steve Hill  Imaging Colloquium  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

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

25 Loughton Astronomical Society: LAS members  Reminiscences of the Society  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

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

26 Croydon Astronomical Society: Jennifer Chan  Techniques to study large-scale magnetic fields using polarisation of ligh  @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

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

June 2017

3 Orwell Astronomical Society: Public Solar Observing  Kirton & Falkenham Fete  @ 19:00, Kirton Recreation Ground, IP10 0PW  

6 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Mark Radice + AGM  Observing from the Caribbean  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Mary Rowlands BA, BSc.  Infinity  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

6 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Solar Observing  Solar Watch & what's Up  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: David Rowlands BA, BSc.  The History of Astronomy (Part 1) From Ancient Greece to Galileo  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

9 Breckland Astronomical Society: Dave Eagle  Rosetta  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

9 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Stephen Tonkin  Binocular Astronomy  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

9 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Mark Bowles, Steve Cooke and other PAS Members  Astrophotography Evening  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

9 Croydon Astronomical Society: Konrad Malin-Smith  3 seconds in 60 Minutes  @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

9 Wells and Mendip Astronomers:   VISIONS OF SPACE 2 – Exhibition Preview, featuring talk by DAVID A. HARDY; live skype-up with Spacefest 8 in Tucson, Arizona; meet the artists, including DAVID A. HARDY & MAT IRVINE; wine & canapés. Tickets £7 – advance booking through event website.  @ 7:30-10:30pm, Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UE  

10 Wells and Mendip Astronomers:   VISIONS OF SPACE 2 – two week IAAA Astronomical & Space Art and Spacecraft Model Exhibition, featuring work by DAVID A. HARDY FBIS, MAT IRVINE FBIS + many other UK & US artists. FREE ENTRANCE. Open daily (closed Sundays). Last day Saturday 24th June  @ 10am to 5pm, Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE  

10 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: MAT IRVINE FBIS  'Working With Sir Patrick Moore on the Sky at Night'. Entrance £2 WMA/BIS members; £3 non-members. Booking through the event website. Mat will also be demonstrating his his spacecraft models all day on both the 10th and 24th June.  @ 2-3pm, Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE  

11 Orwell Astronomical Society: Public Solar Observing  East Suffolk Wireless Revival  @ 09:30 – 16:00, Kirton Recreation Ground, IP10 0PW  

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

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

12 Abingdon Astronomical Society: Prof Steven Balbus (University of Oxford)  The Moon: what is, what was and what might have been  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

12 West Of London Astronomical Society: Jack Martin  Practical Stellar Spectroscopy  @ 8 pm, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ  

12 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Dr. Aprajita Verma  The European Extremely Large Telescope  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

14 Hertford Astronomy Group: Robin Scagell  Eclipse!  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

14 Worthing Astronomical Society: Jay Nair  Jupiter  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

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

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

20 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Martin Lunn, MBE, FRAS  Anglo Saxon Astronomy  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

20 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Martin Braddock  TBA  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

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

23 Croydon Astronomical Society: Pauline Gorman  Introduction to the Antikythera Mechanism   @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

23 North Devon Astronomical Society: Dr Lucie Green  “The Sun”  @ 19.45 just £5 (for Lecture) 5.45 Black Tie Meal with Lucie Green and Lecture (£25 or £40 joint ticket) Booking for meal absolutely essential., The “150 Theatre”, West Buckland School, Barnstaple, North Devon   

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

26 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  

July 2017

4 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Solar Observing  Solar Watch & What's Up  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

7 Edinburgh, Astronomical Society of : Dr Horst Meyerdierks  Cassegrain – who was he?  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

7 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Details to be confirmed  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

7 Croydon Astronomical Society: Dr Peter Grimley  Discs & Rings  @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

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

10 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  

14 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Phil James  The Pleiades and Other Open Clusters; Summer Quiz & Raffle; PAS AGM  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

15 North Essex Astronomical Society: 6 Speakers   Starfest All Day Event Tradestands & Displays, Planetarium Dome, Solar Viewing, Starfest Convention  @ 9.am – 5pm, Chelmer Valley High School Court Road Broomfield Chelmsford Essex CM1 7ER  

18 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dayl Martin  Geological History of the Moon  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

18 Northants Amateur Astronomers: TBA  TBA  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

19 Worthing Astronomical Society: Neil Phillipson  Subject TBC  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

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

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

29 Orwell Astronomical Society: 5 Big Names – Astronomy Festival  Orwell AS 50th Anniversary Festival  @ 10:00 – 18:00, University of Suffolk Waterfront Building  

August 2017

1 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Solar Observing  Solar Watch & What's Up  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

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

9 Orwell Astronomical Society: Public Solar Observing  Holywells Fun Day  @ 10:00 – 16:00, Holywells Park, Ipswich  

11 Breckland Astronomical Society: Andy Jones and Dan Self  Neutrinos and other particles of the universe  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

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

15 Northants Amateur Astronomers: TBA  TBA  @ TBA, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

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

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

September 2017

1 William Herschel Society: Robert Fosbury  From Far to Near: Imaging the History of the Universe  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

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

5 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  Cassini at Saturn  @ 7.30 pm, Stornoway Library, Cromwell street, Stornoway  

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Messier Catalogue  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

9 Chester Astronomical Society: Programme of speakers  BAA Weekend Meeting at Chester  @ 10.00hrs, The King's School, Vanbrugh Theatre, Wrexham Road, Chester CH4 7QL  

10 Orwell Astronomical Society: Public Solar Observing  Bentley Fete  @ 10:00 – 16:00, Bentley Village Hall, Bentley, Suffolk  

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

15 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomy for All – Public observing night and astronomy exhibition  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Frances Butcher (CANTAB)  Frozen in time: unlocking the Mysteries of Glaciers on Mars.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

20 Worthing Astronomical Society: Melanie Davies  Subject TBC  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

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

29 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Dave Eagle  A Whistle Stop Tour of the Universe  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

October 2017

3 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Birth of the Universe  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

4 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  Cassini at Saturn  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

5 William Herschel Society: Robin H Brand  Joint WHS/BIS lecture: ‘Skylark’ Britain's First Space Rocket  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

6 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   World Space Week meeting: Details to be confirmed  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

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

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

20 Orwell Astronomical Society: Dr Sarah Hutton  Active Galactic Nuclei  @ 20:00, Museum Street Methodist Halls, Ipswich  

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

27 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Mike Frost  Richard Lambert Memorial Lecture: Jeremiah Horrocks  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

November 2017

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  The Life and Death of a Star  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

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

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual General Meeting  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  Mars Exploration and the Search for Life  @ 8.00 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

7 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Several  What's Up & Observing  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

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

15 Worthing Astronomical Society: Dr Christian Byrnes of Sussex University  Subject TBC  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

17 Orwell Astronomical Society: Steve Hubbard & Malcolm Brown  Talk with ET? We think not  @ 20:00, Museum Street Methodist Halls, Ipswich  

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

21 Northants Amateur Astronomers: David Shaylar  TBA  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

21 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Colin Steele  A Day on each Planet  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

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

December 2017

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

5 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

5 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Steve Loader  Space Trail across Arizona & New Mexico  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

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

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

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Mark Norris  The Large Star Clusters and Smallest Galaxies  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

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