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June 2015

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

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 BSc  Deep Sky Images  @ 07.30pm, Stornoway Coastguard Station HS1  

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

4 Nene Valley Astronomical Society: Dr Ralph Cordey  Solar Orbiter Spacecraft  @ 20.00, Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough, Northants NN14 3BX  

5 South Downs Astronomical Society: Guy Hurst  Comets Ancient and Modern”  @ 7:30 p.m., South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre, Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8RP  

8 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Michael Martin-Smith  AGM  @ 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 Didsbury Astronomical Society: Ben Stappers  Pulsars  @ 7pm, William Hulme Grammar School M16 8PR  

8 Abingdon Astronomical Society: Prof Christian Knigge (University of Southampton)  Cataclysmic variables  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

8 Clydesdale Astronomical Society: Member Night/AGM  N/A  @ 7:30 pm, Bank Hall, Climpy Road, Forth ML11 8BX  

8 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Dr Tim Kendall  Star formation, brown dwarfs and exoplanets  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

10 Hertford Astronomy Group: Carla Natario  Star formation in our Galaxy  @ 20:00, Welwyn Garden City Golf Club, Mannicotts, High Oaks Road, AL8 7BP.  

12 Ewell Astronomical Society:  Peter Doel Uni college London   The Dark Energy Survey  @ 7.45pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

12 Breckland Astronomical Society: Jerry Stone  Is Pluto a Planet?  @ 7:30pm, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

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

12 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Dr Martin Lavelle, Plymouth University   What's the Matter with Antimatter?  @ 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Tamar Room (402), Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

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

16 Stratford-Upon-Avon Astronomical Society: Dr Elmé Breedt  The transient sky as seen by Gaia  @ 19:30, Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PE  

16 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Clive Dickenson  The Microwave Universe  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall : CW4 8PE   

17 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Nick Howes  A Brief History of Telescopes & the Greatest Scope on Earth  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

17 Worthing Astronomical Society: Jay Nair (on behalf of the late David Spooner)  Comets and the Amateur Astronomer  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

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

21 Orwell Astronomical Society: International Sun Day  Public Solar Event  @ 10:30, RSPB Minsmere Visitor Centre  

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

24 Bedford Astronomical Society: Alex Calverley  The Solar System and the Seven'ish Dwarves  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

26 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Dr Ralph Cordey  Engineering the Exploration of Mars  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

28 Orwell Astronomical Society: Debenham Street Fair  Public Solar Event  @ 10:00, Debenham, Suffolk  

July 2015

3 South Downs Astronomical Society: Douglas denny  “About Time”  @ 7:30 p.m., South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre, Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8RP  

3 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Des Loughney  Rho Cassiopeiae – Superstar  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

10 Ewell Astronomical Society:  Dr. Steve Fossey University of London Observatory  Supernovae and serendipity: The discovery of a thermonuclear supernova in the Cigar Galaxy  @ 7.45pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

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

10 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Dr Natasha Stephen, Plymouth University  50 Years of Martian Exploration  @ 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Tamar Room (402), Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

11 Orwell Astronomical Society: Solar Observing  Public Outreach Event  @ 11:00 – 16:00, Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds  

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

13 West Didsbury Astronomical Society:   AGM  @ 7pm, William Hulme Grammar School M16 8PR  

15 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Chris North  To be advised check WAS website  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

15 Worthing Astronomical Society: Robin Durant  The Moon and its Effect on Earth  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

18 Orwell Astronomical Society:   OASI Barbecue  @ 12:00, Newboune Village Hall, Newbourne  

21 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Professor Andrew Lyne  Cosmic Canon Balls  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall : CW4 8PE   

23 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 21.00, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

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

29 Bedford Astronomical Society: Peter Truscott and Darren Jehan  “Will Hay” and “Time and Time Again”  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

30 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 21.00, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

August 2015

5 Orwell Astronomical Society: Solar Observing  Public Outreach Event  @ 11:00 – 16:00, Holywells Park, Ipswich  

6 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 20.30, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

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

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

13 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 20.30, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

14 Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society:   Dalby Starfest 2015  @ 12:00, Dalby Forest, Pickering, North Yorkshire  

15 Orwell Astronomical Society: Public Solar Event  Outreach Event  @ 11:00, Landguard Fort, Felixstowe  

18 Macclesfield Astronomical Society:   Summer Exhibition  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall : CW4 8PE   

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

19 : No lecturer  BBQ & Perseid Meteor Shower observing  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

19 Wycombe Astronomical Society: No lecturer  BBQ & Perseid Meteor Shower observing  @ 7pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

20 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 20.30, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

21 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomers' Questions Time  @ 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  

26 Bedford Astronomical Society: Dave Eagle FRAS  Rosetta and Philae – From Concept to Reality  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

27 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 20.30, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

September 2015

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Ian Coulson  A Guide to Telescopes & Setup Procedures  @ 07.00pm, Grianan Centre, Stornoway  

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

4 South Downs Astronomical Society: Ian Morison  “Southern Skies”  @ 7:30 p.m., South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre, Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8RP  

6 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Public Solar Event  @ 10:00, Village Playing Field, Bentley, Ipswich  

11 Ewell Astronomical Society:  Dr David Evans Fluid Gravity Engineering/ESA  Space junk and re-entry  @ 7.45, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

11 Orwell Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound  Lunatick Astronomy  @ 19:00, Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich  

14 Clydesdale Astronomical Society: Prof Ian Morison  TBA  @ 7:30 pm, Bank Hall, Climpy Road, Forth ML11 8BX  

16 : Professor Jonathan Rawlings  Star Formation – to include birth, life and death of stars  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

16 Worthing Astronomical Society: Stephen Tonkin  Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

16 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Professor Jonathan Rawlings  Star Formation – to include birth, life and death of stars  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

18 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society:   Astronomy for All – Explore the night sky with MKAS  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

18 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Presidential Address – 2015/16  Our Amazing Universe  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

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

30 Bedford Astronomical Society: Dr Carolin Crawford  Rotation in Space  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

October 2015

2 Orwell Astronomical Society: Prof Michael Rowan-Robinson  tbc  @ 20:00, Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich  

2 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Dr Mike Leggett  New Horizons at Pluto  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

6 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  New Horizons at Pluto  @ 07.30pm, Stornoway Library  

9 Ewell Astronomical Society:  Ron + Morris + Louis Ewell Astronomical Society    Everything you wanted to know about Telescopes and Observing  @ 7.45pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

9 Breckland Astronomical Society:   Autumn Star Party  @ Friday 9th to Monday 12th, Haw Wood Farm Caravan Park, Saxmundham   

12 Clydesdale Astronomical Society: Ken MacTaggart  Tales from the Moon  @ 7:30 pm, Bank Hall, Climpy Road, Forth ML11 8BX  

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

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

16 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Mr Jerry Stone, Spaceflight UK  Is Pluto a Planet?  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

20 Macclesfield Astronomical Society:   AGM  @ 20:00, The Red Lion, Goostrey: CW4 8PJ   

21 : Professor Nigel Mason  Astrobiology – Understanding the origins of life  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

21 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Professor Nigel Mason  Astrobiology – Understanding the origins of life  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

23 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Public Outreach Event  @ 18:00, Chantry Library, Ipswich  

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

28 Bedford Astronomical Society: Seb Jay  White Dwarf Hunting  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

29 Guernsey Astronomical Society:   Open Evening  @ 18.00, Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Peter's, Guernsey GY7 9JU  

30 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Jerry Stone  Richard Lambert Memorial Lecture: Space Colonisation  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

November 2015

3 Stornoway Astronomical Society:   Annual Astro Quiz Night  @ 07.00pm, Grianan Centre, Stornoway  

7 Orwell Astronomical Society: Damian Peach  The Giant Planet Jupiter  @ 19:00, Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich  

9 Clydesdale Astronomical Society: David Woods  The Gemini Spacecraft: an appreciation on its 50th anniversary  @ 7:30 pm, Bank Hall, Climpy Road, Forth ML11 8BX  

13 Ewell Astronomical Society: Bob Mirza   (title to be confirmed)  @ 7.45pm, Nonsuch High School SM3 8AB  

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

18 : Dr. Mike Leggatt FRAS FBIS,  Pluto and the outer solar system  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

18 Wycombe Astronomical Society: Dr. Mike Leggatt FRAS FBIS  Pluto and the outer solar system  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

20 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Howard Parkin, AstroManx  Astronomy & Space Travel on the Isle of Man  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

25 Bedford Astronomical Society: Keith Townsend  Curiosity about Mars  @ 20:00, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

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

December 2015

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  The Star of Bethlehem  @ 07.30pm, Caladh Inn, James Street, Stornoway  

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

11 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Society Members  Members Talks & Presentations  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

14 Clydesdale Astronomical Society: Members Night/Xmas Buffet  TBA  @ 7:30 pm, Bank Hall, Climpy Road, Forth ML11 8BX  

15 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Professor Jamie Gilmour  Meteorites, Stardust and the Early Solar System  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall : CW4 8PE   

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

16 : No lecturer  Members Christmas Party and Quiz  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

16 Wycombe Astronomical Society: No lecturer  Christmas Party & Quiz  @ 8pm, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Woodrow, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0QG  

January 2016

11 Clydesdale Astronomical Society:   Astronomy Quiz  @ 7:30 pm, Bank Hall, Climpy Road, Forth ML11 8BX  

15 Liverpool Astronomical Society: Mr Chris North, Cardiff University  The Herschel Space Observatory  @ 7pm, The Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT  

February 2016

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

March 2016

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

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

April 2016

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  

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

May 2016

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