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August 2014

1 Redditch Astronomical Society: None  Solar Observing – Public Event  @ 2:00pm, Arrow Valley Park, Redditch  

3 Orwell Astronomical Society: PUBLIC ACCESS EVENT  Sidewalk Astronomy – Solar  @ 19:30, Felixstowe Leisure Centre, Felixstowe  

4 Sowy Stargazers (Othery): Branch Members  Astronomy upto the Great War 1914-1918 and the constellation of Cepheus. Plus Sky news and next months notable astro events  @ 9pm, Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, Somerset TA7 0QS  

5 Bolton Astronomical Society: Laura Carroll  Members Talk:- 3D Space  @ 19:30, Ladybridge Community Centre, Beaumont Drive, Bolton BL3 4RZ   

5 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

6 Salford Astronomical Society: Public Open Night  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 19:30, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

7 Isle Of Man Astronomical Society: various  Workshop evening  @ 8.00pm, The Observatory, Lhoobs Road, Foxdale, IOM   

7 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 8.30 pm, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

8 Orwell Astronomical Society: PUBLIC ACCESS EVENT  Sidewalk Astronomy  @ 19:00 – 22:00, Foxburrow Farm, Melton  

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

8 Breckland Astronomical Society: society members  short talks  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

9 Cotswold Astronomical Society:   Members' night  @ 19:45, Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Glos GL51 4TB  

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

12 Cleethorpes & District Astronomical Society: Barry Watts  Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party  @ 7.00 p.m., Hope Cottage, Covenham, Lincolnshire  

12 Worthing Astronomical Society: Public event  Perseids meteor shower, linked to BBC The Sky At Night  @ 21:00, Worthing seafront opposite the end of Grand Avenue  

12 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Chris Starr FRAS & Ben Sutleiff  Night of the Shooting Stars  @ 19.30, The Hayes, Cheddar  

13 : Not Applicable  BBQ & Perseid Meteor Shower observing  @ 8pm, The Observatory Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Amersham Bucks. HP7 OQG.  

13 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Not applicable  BBQ & Perseid Meteor Shower observing  @ 8pm, The Observatory, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

13 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): David Gwynn  The Sun  @ 19:00, All Saints Church, Darsham, Suffolk IP17 3QA  

13 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

14 Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society: Trevor Worrel   The Herschels  @ 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm, Swinton WMC, 4 Station Street, Swinton, MEXBOROUGH S64 8AU  

14 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 8.30 pm, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

15 Spalding Astro:   Astrophotography  @ 19:00, St Pauls Church Hall, Fulney, PE11 2HY  

15 Isle Of Man Astronomical Society: Prof Richard Holme  Planetary Magnetic Fields  @ 8.00 pm, The Observatory, Lhoobs Road, Foxdale, IOM   

17 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   Observation Session  @ 19:00, Westleton Heath, Westleton, Suffolk, IP17 3AD  

19 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society: Leigh Fletcher  Beyond Mars: Exploring the Realm of the Giants  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society:   MaccAstro Exhibition and Ivor Townshend Moon Competition  @ 19:30, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

20 Ewell Astronomical Society: user group  how to use your telescope & roof observing  @ 8.00pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

20 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

21 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 8.30 pm, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

21 Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society: Paul D'Silva, Michael Waterfield  Constellation Corner  @ 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm, Swinton WMC, 4 Station Street, Swinton, MEXBOROUGH S64 8AU  

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

23 Wells and Mendip Astronomers:   WMA Open Day  @ 9.00 – 16.00, The Town Hall, Wells  

24 Orwell Astronomical Society: PUBLIC ACCESS EVENT  Sidewalk Astronomy – Solar  @ 11:00 – 16:00, Alnesbourne Priory, Ipswich  

27 Bedford Astronomical Society: Dr Simon F Green  Space Mission Studies of Dust in Comets  @ 20:00, Bedford School Resource Room  

27 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

28 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 8.30 pm, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

28 Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society: Mike Hall  The Autumn Sky  @ 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm, Swinton WMC, 4 Station Street, Swinton, MEXBOROUGH S64 8AU  

29 Caithness Astronomy Group: Tania Johnston  A Stargazing Tour of the Southern Hemisphere  @ 1930, Castlehill Heritage Centre, Castletown  

30 Caithness Astronomy Group:   Group Open Day  @ 1330, Caithness Horizons, Thurso  

September 2014

1 Bradford Astronomical Society: Colin Dawson  From Zero to Photo  @ 19:30, Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4SR  

1 Knowle Astronomical Society: Paul Roche  Neutron Stars  @ 8:00pm, Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8QA  

1 Redditch Astronomical Society: Prof. Mike Cruise  Gravitational Waves  @ 7:00pm, St Augustines School Hunt End Redditch B97 5LX  

1 Sowy Stargazers (Othery): Branch Members  The Earth and the constellations of Vulpecula,Sagitta and Delphinus. Plus Sky news and next months notable astro events  @ 9pm, Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, Somerset TA7 0QS  

2 Bolton Astronomical Society: Commitee  Annual General Meeting   @ 19:30, Ladybridge Community Centre, Beaumont Drive, Bolton BL3 4RZ   

2 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

2 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison  The Sun – Our Nearest Star  @ 07.30, Stornoway Coastguard Station HS1  

2 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Dr Stuart Clark  The Sky's Dark Labyrinth  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

3 Salford Astronomical Society: Public Open Night  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 19:30, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

4 Guildford Astronomical Society: Prof J Al Khalili  The Lost Legacy of Medieval Astronomy: filling the gap between Ptolemy and Copernicus.  @ 19.30, Griffiths Lecture theatre, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

4 Isle Of Man Astronomical Society: Dr Richard Shafto  Results from Gale Crater  @ 8.00pm, The Observatory, Lhoobs Road, Foxdale, IOM   

5 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Keith Robinson  Our Galaxy the Milky Way  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

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

5 William Herschel Society: Dr. Paras Naik  The Missing Universe  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

5 Spalding Astro: Prof Andrew Norton  Exoplanets  @ 19:00, The Vista, Spalding PE11 2RA  

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

8 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Michael Martin-Smith (HERAS President))  The Sun and The Northern Lights  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

8 West Of London Astronomical Society: Dr Steve Fossey  Our Local Supernova  @ 8 pm, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ  

8 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society: Paul Pocklington,  Winter’s best,  @ 19:30, Tottenhill Village Hall, PE33 0RS  

10 Hertford Astronomy Group: Roger O'Brien  The Growth and Development of the Cosmos  @ 8 pm, Attlee Room,Haileybury College, Hertford Heath, Hertford SG13 7NU  

10 Salford Astronomical Society: Anthony Jenkins  3D Imaging in Astronomy  @ 19:30, Room 115, The Maxwell Building, University of Salford  

11 Torbay Astronomical Society: Martin Bastian  The Hubble Constant  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

12 Ewell Astronomical Society: TBA  TBA  @ 7.45, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

12 Orwell Astronomical Society: PUBLIC ACCESS EVENT  Sidewalk Astronomy  @ 11:00 – 16:00, Westbourne Library, Ipswich  

12 Breckland Astronomical Society: TBA  TBA  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

12 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society: Professor Gerry Gilmore FInstP, ScD, FRS,  A Talk on GAIA (Admission by ticket only),  @ 19:30, Kings Lynn Academy, Queens Road, Kings Lynn, PE30 4QG  

12 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Prof Peter Brand  The Golden Years of Astronomy: will they ever cease?  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

12 Stirling Astronomical Society: Prof Colin McInnes Dsc FREng FRSE University of Strathclyde  Terraforming:A problem of applied Astronomy  @ 19.30, Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, STIRLING FK8 2RQ  

13 South East Kent Astronomical Society: Greg Smye-Rumsby  Talk about 12756  @ 7.30 pm, Alkham Village Hall, Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Kent CT15 7BZ  

13 Cotswold Astronomical Society: Dr John Peach (Oxford)  Dark Matter  @ 19:45, Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Glos GL51 4TB  

15 Bradford Astronomical Society: Dr M Evans  The Light Speed Barrier  @ 19:30, Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4SR  

16 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society: Prof Michael Merrifield  21st Century Telescopes  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

16 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Bryan Rees (visiting researcher at Jodrell Bank Observatory)  Magnetic Field Lines at the centre of the Galaxy  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

17 : Jacub Bochinski  Evaporating Exoplanets  @ 8pm, Holmer Green Senior School HP15 6SP  

17 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Jacub Bochinski  Evaporating Exoplanets  @ 8pm, The Sports Hall, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

17 Worthing Astronomical Society: Dr Robert C. Smith  Supernovae  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

17 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

18 Isle Of Man Astronomical Society:   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  @ 8.00pm, The Observatory, Lhoobs Road, Foxdale, IOM   

19 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomy for All; Explore the Night Sky with the Milton Keynes Astronomical Society  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

19 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Presidential Address & Welcome Buffet  Telescope Improvements  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

19 Beckington Astronomical Society: Will Gater  Secrets of Cosmic Light  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

20 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Bob Mizon MBE FRAS  Fourteen Pioneers of Astronomy  @ 19.30, Priddy Village Hall, The Glebe, Priddy, Wells BA5 3BE  

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

22 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society: John Craythorne,  What to see in the autumn sky and how to find it,  @ 19:30, Tottenhill Village Hall, PE33 0RS  

24 Bedford Astronomical Society: Dave Eagle FRAS  Astrophotography Workshop  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

24 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

24 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society:  Dr Susan Cartwright (Univ of Sheffield)  'MAPping the Universe:the start of a new Cosmology'  @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

25 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Focus on M11, M57 & M92  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

29 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Steve Arnold  Astronomical Image Processing Part II  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

29 Bradford Astronomical Society: Dr Lee Sproat  Observing Techniques  @ 19:30, Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4SR  

October 2014

1 Cleethorpes & District Astronomical Society: Mike Foulkes, BAA Saturn Section  Saturn  @ 7.30 p.m., Beacon Hill Observatory, Cleethorpes   

1 Salford Astronomical Society: Public Open Night  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 19:30, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

1 Sowy Stargazers (Othery): Branch Members  The Moon, and the constellation of Pisces. Plus Sky news and next months notable astro events  @ 9pm, Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, Somerset TA7 0QS  

2 Nottingham Astronomical Society: Dr Lucie Green  The Latest on the Sun  @ 8pm, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG  

2 Guildford Astronomical Society: Alan Bond, Managing Director, Reaction Engines Ltd  The SKYLON spaceplane – a gateway to the solar system  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

3 William Herschel Society: Dr David Baker (Editor, Space Flight)  Joint WHS/BIS lecture: The Next 50 Years in the Human and Robotic Exploration of the Solar System  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

3 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   Public Stargazing  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AS  

3 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Mike Armstrong  The Sun the most significant star in the Universe  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

3 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Colin Steele  Professional and Amateur Astronomy  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

3 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Prof Douglas Heggie  The million-body problem: the life and death of star clusters  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

3 Huddersfield Astronomical & Philosophical Society: Dr Paul Abel  Visual Planetary Observing  @ 19:30, 4a Railway Street HD1 1JP  

4 Guildford Astronomical Society:   A night under the stars  @ 19.00, Newlands Corner  

6 Redditch Astronomical Society: None  Open Meeting  @ 7:00pm, St Augustines School Hunt End Redditch B97 5LX  

7 Bolton Astronomical Society: Dave & Chloe Southworth  Members Talk:- Near Earth Objects: Could They Spoil Our Day?   @ 19:30, Ladybridge Community Centre, Beaumont Drive, Bolton BL3 4RZ   

7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Rob McCafferty  Robots on Mars  @ 07.30, Stornoway Coastguard Station HS1  

7 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Gemma Lavender  Antarctic Astrophysic's  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

8 Salford Astronomical Society: Prof. Jamie Gilmour  TBA  @ 19:30, Room 115, The Maxwell Building, University of Salford  

9 Torbay Astronomical Society: Adam Hart-Davis  Are we alone in the Universe?  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

9 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr. Rhodri Evans  Hale's last telescope  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

10 Breckland Astronomical Society: Prof, Ian Morison  The Story of Jodrell bank  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

11 Cotswold Astronomical Society: Kevin Kilburn (Society for the History of Astronomy)   The Forgotten Star Atlas  @ 19:45, Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Glos GL51 4TB  

11 South East Kent Astronomical Society: TBA  TBA  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys. Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AS  

12 Ewell Astronomical Society:  Michael Maunder' BAA    Day Time Astro (title to be confirmed)  @ 7.45pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

13 Bradford Astronomical Society: Prof Andy Newsam  How to Explore the Universe  @ 19:30, Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4SR  

13 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Lindsay Bennett (Royal Met Society)  Improving Forecasts of Heavy Rain and Floods  @ 7 30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

13 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society: TBC,  Radio Astronomy, an introduction,  @ 19:30, Tottenhill Village Hall, PE33 0RS  

15 Ewell Astronomical Society: user group  how to use your telescope & roof observing  @ 8.00pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

15 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Dr. Robin Catchpole  Black Holes, Dark Matter, Vacuum Energy All you wanted to know about the Universe  @ 7.30pm., The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness  

15 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Not applicable  Annual General Meeting  @ 8pm, The Sports Hall, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Amersham, Bucks. HP7 OQG  

15 Macclesfield Astronomical Society:   AGM  @ 20:00, Red Lion, Goostrey  

15 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

15 Worthing Astronomical Society: Annual General Meeting  plus various members' contributions  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

16 Manchester Astronomical Society: Dr Tim Hodgkinson  Public Lecture, “Dark Matter”  @ 19:30, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5GD  

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

17 Beckington Astronomical Society: Martin Griffiths  Planetary Nebulae  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

19 Bradford Astronomical Society: Various talks, activities and observing throughout the day (see website for more details)  Astrofestival Event   @ 12:30pm, East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, BD20 5EL  

21 Bolton Astronomical Society: Commitee  Workshop:- “Observing Night / Telescope and Mounts”   @ 19:30, Ladybridge Community Centre, Beaumont Drive, Bolton BL3 4RZ   

21 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Lecture  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

21 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Small Telescopes Observing Night  @ 19:00, Orwell Park Observatory IP10 0ER  

22 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

22 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society:  David Sellers (Leeds AS)   'William Gascoigne'   @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

23 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Focus on M33 & NGC 7789  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

23 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr. Nik Whitehead  Dark Matter  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

24 Orwell Astronomical Society: Prof Ralph Spencer  Black Swans – Black Holes in the Constellation Cygnus  @ 19:30, Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich  

24 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Mr Doug Arnold  Polarimetry in Astronomy, Past, Present & Future  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

24 South East Kent Astronomical Society: Paul Thomsett  Observing Galaxies  @ 19.30 – 21.30 (If cloudy this event will take place on 25th Oct, weather permitting), The Paddock, Bramling Road, CT4 5HD  

25 Society For The History Of Astronomy:   Society for the History of Astronomy (SHA) Autumn Conference  @ 09.30 – 17.00, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

25 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Doug Bateman  The Greenwich Time Ball  @ 10.15 – 11.15, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

25 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Lee Macdonald  SHA Autumn Conference: History of Kew Observatory  @ 11.15 – 12.15, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

25 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Allan Chapman FRAS  SHA Autumn Conference: Copernicus, Galileo, the Telescope and the Church 1500 – 1700  @ 16.00 – 17.00, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

25 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Prof Bill Leatherbarrow  SHA Autumn Conference: The Amateur's Moon: British Selenography and the BAA Lunar Section  @ 14.30 – 15.30, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

25 Redditch Astronomical Society: None  Autumn Star Party  @ 5:30pm, The Brook Inn, Elcocks Brook  

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

27 Bradford Astronomical Society: Paul Money  Images of the Universe – Volume 5  @ 19:30, Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4SR  

27 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society: Adrian King,  Maintaining your telescope,  @ 19:30, Tottenhill Village Hall, PE33 0RS  

29 Bedford Astronomical Society: Dr Jo Jarvis FRAS  Tools of the Trade  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

29 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

30 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 6.00 pm, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

31 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   Public Stargazing  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Walmer Castle Car Park, Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 7LJ  

31 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: David Whitehouse  Richard Lambert Memorial Lecture: Galileo – A new look at his life  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

31 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party view night sky through telescopes, astronomical talk. Refreshments on sale  @ 6-30 – 9pm, Swansea Airport Fairwood Common SA2 7JU  

November 2014

1 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Society Speakers, Telescopes to use  Wirral Star Party  @ 19:00, Wirral Country Park, & Visitor Centre  

3 Redditch Astronomical Society: Prof. Bill Chaplin  The Keplar Mission  @ 7:00pm, St Augustines School Hunt End Redditch B97 5LX  

3 Sowy Stargazers (Othery): Branch Members  The International Space Station and the constellation of Cetus. Plus Sky news and next months notable astro events  @ 9pm, Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, Somerset TA7 0QS  

4 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

4 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc.  The Outer Solar System  @ 07.30, Stornoway Coastguard Station HS1  

4 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Dr Stuark Eves  The Future is out of this World  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

5 Cleethorpes & District Astronomical Society: Dr. John Baruch, University of Bradford  Observing with Robotic Telescopes  @ 7.30 p.m., Beacon Hill Observatory, Cleethorpes   

5 Salford Astronomical Society: Public Open Night  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 19:30, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

6 Torbay Astronomical Society: Dr Clare Dobbs  Star Formation on Galactic Scales  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

6 Guildford Astronomical Society: Dr. Simon Evetts  Human Spaceflight; from Apollo to Zeitgeist in half a Century  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

7 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   Public Observing  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AS  

7 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Stuart Atkinson  Mars Rovers Update  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

7 Huddersfield Astronomical & Philosophical Society: Paul Money  Images of the Universe Volume 2  @ 19:30, 4a Railway Street HD1 1JP  

7 William Herschel Society: Dr Robert Massey (RAS)  Exploring the Moon  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

8 Cotswold Astronomical Society: Dr Mike Leggett FRAS  Astronomical Instrumentation before the Telescope  @ 19:45, Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Glos GL51 4TB  

8 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   Members Meeting. Telescope and Equipment questions and answers  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Alkham Village Hall, Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Kent CT15 7BZ  

10 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Jim Cornmell (East Riding Astronomers)  “Parallax and the Cosmic Distance Ladder”  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

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

10 Bradford Astronomical Society: Andy Lound  Britannia Sky – A British Space Odyssey  @ 19:30, Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4SR  

10 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society: Trevor Nurse,  Telephotography using Registax,  @ 19:30, Tottenhill Village Hall, PE33 0RS  

12 : To be advised  To be advised  @ 8pm, Holmer Green Senior School HP15 6SP  

12 Salford Astronomical Society: Dr. Chris North  TBA  @ 19:30, Room 115, The Maxwell Building, University of Salford  

13 Swansea Astronomical Society: Jon Laver  “Not much middle at all” The death and birth of stars  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

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

14 Ewell Astronomical Society:  Prof Carolin Crawford, Gresham   (title to be confirmed)  @ 7.45pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

14 Breckland Astronomical Society:   Quiz night  @ 19:00, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

14 Stirling Astronomical Society: AGM  AGM  @ 19.30, Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, STIRLING FK8 2RQ  

18 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Steve Halliwell  Moses Holden (1777 to 1864)  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall : CW4 8PE   

18 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society: Robert Massey  Exploring the Moon  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

18 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Small Telescopes Observing Night  @ 19:00, Orwell Park Observatory IP10 0ER  

19 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Damien Peach  The Giant Planet Jupiter  @ 8pm, The Sports Hall, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Amersham, Bucks. HP7 OQG   

19 William Herschel Society: Professor Carl Murray  Joint WHS / Bath University Lecture: Saturn and Cassini  @ 7.00pm, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY  

19 Worthing Astronomical Society: David Pulley  Charles Tyson Yerkes and other short stories  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

19 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

19 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society: Prof Bob Cywinski (Univ of Huddersfield)    'Relativity'  @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

20 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Focus on M1, M2 & M38  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

20 Manchester Astronomical Society: Dr Sarah Crowther  Public Lecture, “The Genesis Mission”  @ 19:30, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5GD  

21 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Ms Adele Horton, Astronmia LTD  How to choose your first telescope  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

21 Orwell Astronomical Society: Alan McGuire  Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to Study Quasars and the Early Universe  @ 19:30, Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich  

21 Beckington Astronomical Society: Dick Cardy  A Nobleman and his House Dog  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

24 Bradford Astronomical Society: Prof Gilmour  TBA  @ 19:30, Eccleshill Library, Bolton Road, Bradford BD2 4SR  

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

24 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society: Terry Parish,  Mercury and Venus,  @ 19:30, Tottenhill Village Hall, PE33 0RS  

26 Bedford Astronomical Society: Dr Geoff King FRAS  Volcanoes of the Solar System  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

26 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

27 Swansea Astronomical Society: Alison & Phil John  Astronomical Quiz  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

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

28 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party view night sky through telescopes, astronomical talk. Refreshments on sale  @ 6-30 – 9pm, National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne Carms SA32 8HG  

December 2014

1 Redditch Astronomical Society: Karen Bloore  Karen's Christmas Quiz  @ 7:00pm, St Augustines School Hunt End Redditch B97 5LX  

1 Sowy Stargazers (Othery): Branch Members  The Caldwell Catalogue and the constallation of Eridanus. Plus Sky news and next months notable astro events  @ 9pm, Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, Somerset TA7 0QS  

2 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society: John Strachen  Amateur astronomical spectroscopy  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

2 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz  @ 07.30, Stornoway Coastguard Station HS1  

2 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound  Apollo – A Moon Odyssey  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

3 Cleethorpes & District Astronomical Society: Rob Wresdsell  Keck Comes of Age  @ 7.30 p.m., Beacon Hill Observatory, Cleethorpes   

3 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

4 Guildford Astronomical Society: Dr. Chris Lintott  Is the Milky Way special: Our galaxy and the other galaxies  @ 19.30, Griffiths Lecture Theatre , University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

5 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   Public Stargazing  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AS  

5 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Peter Wade  UK Solar Eclipses  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

5 William Herschel Society: Dr Patrick Josephs-Franks (NPL)  The Amateur Astrophotography Revolution  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

6 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   Members Christmas Buffet and Annual Astro Competition  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Alkham Village Hall, Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Kent CT15 7BZ  

8 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Michael Martin-Smith (HERAS President)  “The Year In Space”  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

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

8 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society: John Craythorne,  Using your GOTO more effectively,  @ 19:30, Tottenhill Village Hall, PE33 0RS  

10 : Not Applicable  Members Christmas Party  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry LaneWoodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG   

10 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Not applicable  Members Christmas Party and Quiz  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

10 Salford Astronomical Society: Dr. Alan Chapman  Annual Christmas Lecture  @ 19:30, Room 115, The Maxwell Building, University of Salford  

10 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society: Dr John Baruch (Univ of Bradford)  ' Is Astronomy becoming economically important again? '   @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

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

11 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr. S.J.Wainwright  The Astronomy of the Star of Bethlehem  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

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

12 Breckland Astronomical Society: Andrew Briggs  Christmas talk: Cosmic Comics  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

12 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Society Members Night  Talks and image presentations  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

12 Huddersfield Astronomical & Philosophical Society: Prof. Andrew Lyne FRS  Cosmic Cannon Balls – The formation, life and uses of neutron stars  @ 19:30, 4a Railway Street HD1 1JP  

12 Stirling Astronomical Society: Dr. Matteo Ceriotti, University of Glasgow  “Asteroids: a planetary risk or a valuable resource?”  @ 19.30, Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, STIRLING FK8 2RQ  

13 Cotswold Astronomical Society:   Christmas Meeting  @ 19:45, Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Glos GL51 4TB  

13 Swansea Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound  The Christmas Lecture -The Tungsta Story   @ 2pm, National Waterfront Museum Swansea SA1 3RD  

16 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Jamie Gilmour  TBC  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

16 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Small Telescopes Observing Night  @ 19:00, Orwell Park Observatory IP10 0ER  

17 Ewell Astronomical Society: user group  how to use your telescope & roof observing  @ 8.00 pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

17 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

22 Orwell Astronomical Society: with some Christmas cheer  Newbourne Observing Group  @ 19:00, Newbourne Village Hall, Newbourne  

22 King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society:   Christmas Party at the Winch,  @ 19:30,   

24 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

31 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

January 2015

6 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

6 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Richard Fleet  Glows, Blows & Haloes  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

7 Salford Astronomical Society: Public Open Night  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 19:30, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

8 Guildford Astronomical Society: Prof. John C Brown  Sun-plunging comets  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

8 Swansea Astronomical Society: Brian Spinks  “Sunspots and Weather”  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

9 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Prof. L. Wilson  Early volcanic activity on the Moon updates from recent missions  @ 7.30pm., University of Lancaster  

9 Stirling Astronomical Society: Professor Martin Hendry FRSE FInstP FRAS University of Glasgow  International year of light 2015: Measuring the Speed of Light using eclipses of Io  @ 19.30, Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, STIRLING FK8 2RQ  

10 South East Kent Astronomical Society: Phillip Young  Our very own Phillip Young talking on “Astronomy and Art”  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Alkham Village Hall, Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Kent CT15 7BZ  

12 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Janet Humphreys (University of Leeds)  “Cosmic Recycling”  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

14 Salford Astronomical Society: Kevin Kilburn F.R.A.S.  TBA  @ 19:30, Room 115, The Maxwell Building, University of Salford  

14 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society: Prof Alison Laird (Univ of York)   'Nuclear Astrophysics – From the Lab to the Stars'  @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

15 Manchester Astronomical Society: Dr Torsten Henkel  Public Lecture, “Presolar grains”  @ 19:30, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5GD  

15 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Focus on Jupiter, M33, M35 & Gamma Andromedae  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

16 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Mr Peter Franklin, Blackpool DAS  Open the run-off roof Hal  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

16 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party including display and Astronomical Talk  @ 6-30 – 9pm, National Waterfront Museum Swansea SA1 3RD  

16 Beckington Astronomical Society: Jonathan Gale  Asterisms  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

20 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Lecture  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

21 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

22 Swansea Astronomical Society: Martin Griffiths  Joseph Harris of Breconshire, Astronomer and Assay Master of the Mint in the 18th Century  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

28 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

29 Torbay Astronomical Society: Robert Massey  Royal Astronomical Society  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

February 2015

3 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

3 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Dr Susanne Schwenzer  The Mar's Science Laboratory Rover – Curiosity at Gale Crater  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

4 Salford Astronomical Society: Public Open Night  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 19:30, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

5 Guildford Astronomical Society: Prof. Martin Bureau  Weighing Black Holes  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

6 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Annie Holden / Robert Sylvester  Visit to Kennedy Space Center in Florida / Jantar Mantar Observatory in Varanasi  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

6 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   Public Stargazing  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AS  

9 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Rod Hine (Vice Chairman Bradford A S)  “The Battle for Galaxies”  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

11 Salford Astronomical Society: Dr. Phillipa Browning  The Sun and Space Weather  @ 19:30, Room 115, The Maxwell Building, University of Salford  

11 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society:  Prof Don Kurtz (UCLAN)  ' Planets & Pulsations:- The New Keplerian Revolution'  @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

11 South East Kent Astronomical Society: Chris Lintott  TBA  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AS  

12 Swansea Astronomical Society: Nick Hart  To be arranged  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

12 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Focus on Sirius, M42 & M81/M82  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

13 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Prof Jamie Gilmour, SEAES, University of Manchester  The Evolution of the Solar System  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

17 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society: Dr Paul Olver  Volcanoes in the Solar System  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

18 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

19 Manchester Astronomical Society: Damian Peach  Public Lecture, “Target Jupiter”  @ 19:30, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5GD  

20 Beckington Astronomical Society: Nick Howes  The Greatest Scope on Earth  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

25 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

26 Swansea Astronomical Society: Margaret Collins  To be Confirmed  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

26 Torbay Astronomical Society: Steve Duncan  Astronomical Imaging  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

27 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party including display and Astronomical Talk  @ 6-30 – 9pm, National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne Carms SA32 8HG  

March 2015

3 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

3 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Dr Leigh Fletcher  Jupiter Revealed: Exploring the Archetypal Giant Planet  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

4 Salford Astronomical Society: Public Open Night  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 19:30, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

5 Guildford Astronomical Society: Prof. David W Hughes  The Influence of Astronomy on Life in Ancient Times  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

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

6 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   Public Stargazing  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AS  

7 South East Kent Astronomical Society: Christopher Mason  TBA  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Alkham Village Hall, Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Kent CT15 7BZ  

9 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Sarah Badman (University of Lancaster)  Nature's Light Show: Planetary Aurora  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

11 Salford Astronomical Society: Dr. Ben Davies  How to make a Supernova  @ 19:30, Room 115, The Maxwell Building, University of Salford  

11 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society: David Ratledge  Imaging from Lancashire  @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

12 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr. Nik Whitehead and Brian Stokes  Data mining in astronomical data sets (NW) & Tutoring our future astronomers (BS)  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

12 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Focus on Iota Cancri, NGC 2903, Algol & M44  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

13 Stirling Astronomical Society: Nikolaos Anagnostou  Stonehenge  @ 19.30, Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, STIRLING FK8 2RQ  

17 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society: Dr Peter Wheatley  Hunting for super-Earths with the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS)  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

18 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

19 Manchester Astronomical Society: Father Christopher Corbally  Public Lecture, “Through Compact Telescopes to New Research Realms”  @ 19:30, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5GD  

20 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Mr Robin Leadbeater, Cockermouth Astronomical Society  Science from Starlight  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

20 Beckington Astronomical Society: Simon Barnes  The Spark of Gumdrop  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

25 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

26 Torbay Astronomical Society: Chris Nearchou & Andrew Sellek  Mini-Lectures  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

27 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party view night sky through telescopes, astronomical talk. Refreshments on sale  @ 6-30 – 9pm, Swansea Airport Fairwood Common SA2 7JU  

28 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Society Speakers, Telescopes to use  Wirral Star Party  @ 19:00, Wirral Country Park, & Visitor Centre  

April 2015

1 Salford Astronomical Society: Public Open Night  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 19:30, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

2 Guildford Astronomical Society: Dr. Paul Daniels  Thereby hangs a tail  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

7 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Dr Andrew Morse  Meteorites  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

8 Salford Astronomical Society: Dr. Lee Sproats  TBA  @ 19:30, Room 115, The Maxwell Building, University of Salford  

8 Hebden Bridge Astronomy Society: Prof Jamie Gilmour (Univ of Manchester)  'Stardust , Meteorites and the Early Solar System'  @ 19:30, Hope Baptist Church Rooms, Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW  

9 Swansea Astronomical Society: Howard Davies & Dr. S.J.Wainwright  The variable star SE Aquarius (HD) & Mary Bruck an illustrious pioneer (SJW)  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

9 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Focus on M3, Venus, Gamma Leonis & M82  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

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

10 Stirling Astronomical Society: Dr John K Davies OPTICON Project Scientist ROE  Infrared astronomy from space  @ 19.30, Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, STIRLING FK8 2RQ  

11 South East Kent Astronomical Society: TBA  Talk on Astrophotography  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Alkham Village Hall, Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Kent CT15 7BZ  

13 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Paul Money FRAS FBIS  “Images of the Universe vol 2″  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

15 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

17 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Prof F Richard Stephenson, Dept of Physics, University of Durham  Ancient Astronomy & Modern Science  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

17 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Society Speakers, Telescopes to use, Tours of Observatory  Observatory Open Day & Night  @ 13:00 – 22:00, Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill, Cronton, Nr Widnes  

17 Guildford Astronomical Society: Prof. Sir Paul Nurse  Doing Science  @ 19.30, Griffiths Lecture Theatre, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

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

21 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Lecture  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

22 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

23 Torbay Astronomical Society: Professor Paul Roche  Impacts from Space: Death, Destruction & Dinosaurs  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

29 Salford Astronomical Society: Observatory Meeting – public welcome  salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  @ 20:00, salford observatory chaseley road salford phone obs 01617378382 M6 7DZ  

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

May 2015

1 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 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Dr Sarah Roberts  Dwarf's in the Backyard  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

5 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society:   Club Night  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

7 Guildford Astronomical Society: Dr. Leigh Fletcher  Realm of the Giants: New Views of the Outer Solar System  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

8 Stirling Astronomical Society: Duncan Lunan, Science Writer  “Incoming Asteroid! What could we do about it?”  @ 19.30, Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, STIRLING FK8 2RQ  

9 South East Kent Astronomical Society:   SEKAS AGM  @ 19.30 – 21.30, Alkham Village Hall, Hogbrook Hill Lane, Alkham, Kent CT15 7BZ  

11 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Anne Green (University of Nottingham)  “Dark Matter”  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

14 Swansea Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound  Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture (Title to be confirmed)  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

14 Torbay Astronomical Society:   Annual General Meeting  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

15 Liverpool Astronomical Society: L.A.S. Annual General Meeting 2014-15  Followed by Members Presentation  @ 19:00, The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre  

15 Beckington Astronomical Society: James Fradgley  Variable Stars: What makes the tick?  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

19 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society: Dr Ken Amor  Impact Cratering on the Moon, Mars and Scotland  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

28 Swansea Astronomical Society:   AGM (Annual general Meeting)  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

June 2015

2 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Martin Griffiths  Exoplanets + AGM  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

4 Guildford Astronomical Society: Dr. Allan Chapman  William Lassell  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

8 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Michael Martin-Smith  AGM  @ 7.30 pm, Room LT27 Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX  

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

July 2015