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March 2017

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  The Search for Planet 9  @ 7.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

1 Isle Of Man Astronomical Society: Various members   Public viewing with members of IOMAS, Live Stargazing event, weather permitting.  @ 7.00 to 9.00pm, Onchan Park, Onchan Isle of Man   

2 Isle Of Man Astronomical Society: HadynnGlaister  Gallaway Stargazing event  @ 8.00 to 10pm, The Observatory, Lhoobs Road, Foxdale, IOM   

3 Norwich Astronomical Society: Ivan Rukaber  Giant Moons, Near Misses and Bombers  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk, NR35 2EQ  

3 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Lyn Smith  Moons  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

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

3 William Herschel Society: Professor Carole Mundell, Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy & Head of Physics, University of Bath  The WHS Annual Lecture, Black-hole Driven Explosions and the Dynamic Universe  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

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

4 Norwich Astronomical Society: Ivan Rukaber  Giant Moons, Near Misses and Bombers  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk, NR35 2EQ  

7 Northants Amateur Astronomers: AGM followed by Messier Marathon  TBA  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

7 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Steve Tonkin  And Yet it Moves!  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  Astronomy Beyond the Visible  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

8 Hertford Astronomy Group: Derek McNally  60 Years of Astronomy  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

9 Swansea Astronomical Society: Nick Hart, Cardiff Astronomical Society  TBA  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

9 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  M81/82, Gamma Leonis, Moon (Alpine Valley)  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

9 Loughton Astronomical Society: LAS members  Scope doctor clinic with observing if clear  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

10 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Dr Natasha Stephen  To Infinity and Beyond: the future of space exploration  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

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

10 Croydon Astronomical Society: Roy Easto  The Cassini Misssion  @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

11 Breckland Astronomical Society: Professor Elias Brinks  Radio Astronomy  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

13 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society:   To Be Arranged  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

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

13 Abingdon Astronomical Society: Prof Malcolm MacCallum (Queen Mary University of London)  General Relativity  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

14 Aberdeen Astronomical Society: Dr. Patrick Harkness, Glasgow University  TBC – likely some aspect of space exploration  @ 19:00, Robert Gordon's Collage, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FE  

15 Worthing Astronomical Society: William Joyce F.R.A.S.  A Whistlestop Tour of the Solar System  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

15 North Essex Astronomical Society: John Press  Venus  @ 7.30 for 8pm, Henry Dixon Hall, Henry Dixon Road, Rivenhall End, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HR  

16 Loughton Astronomical Society: Gary Auker  To be confirmed  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

17 Beckington Astronomical Society: Ron Westmaas  The Sun  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

17 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: Dr Aprajita Verma  The European Extremely Large Telescope  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

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

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

21 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Alan Brown, STFC  James Web and the invisible RED  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall : CW4 8PE  

23 Swansea Astronomical Society: Prof Paul Roche, Cardiff University  Gaia: surveying the Milky Way  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

23 Torbay Astronomical Society: James Fradgley  What arre Lagrance Points?  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

23 Loughton Astronomical Society: Wayne Asher  Space X  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

24 Breckland Astronomical Society: –  Spring Star Party  @ All weekend, Haw Wood Farm, Suffolk  

24 Croydon Astronomical Society: Mark Craig (Director, Producer)  Last Man on the Moon  @ 19:40 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

27 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Martin Braddock  Constraining the Boundaries for the Possibilities of Extra-Terrestrial Life on Exoplanets  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

30 Loughton Astronomical Society: LAS members  Public observing  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

31 Norwich Astronomical Society: To be confirmed  To be confirmed  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk, NR35 2EQ  

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

31 Breckland Astronomical Society: –  Observing Night (open to public)  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

April 2017

1 Norwich Astronomical Society: To be confirmed  To be confirmed  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk, NR35 2EQ  

1 Guildford Astronomical Society:   Stargazing Outreach Event  @ 19:00, Newlands Corner, Drove Road (off Shere Road), Guildford GU4 8SE  

4 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Dr Chris North  Telescopes through the Ages  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

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

4 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  The Search for Planet 9  @ 7.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

6 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  M3, M44, Jupier, Mars, Moon (Copernicus)  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

6 Loughton Astronomical Society: Malcolm Zack  Spring Skies  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

6 Guildford Astronomical Society: Prof Nigel Mason  The Chemical Cosmos – and the Origins of Life  @ 19.30, Lecture Theatre L, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH  

7 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Dr Nick Rowell  The Gaia space telescope: mapping the Milky Way in six dimensions  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

7 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Chris Cooke; Sheila Evans; Mike Shearer  Astronomy in the Caribbean; Sir William Herschel, Court Astronomer; Meteors and Meteorites  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

7 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Russell Parry FRSPH  The Appley Bridge Meteorite  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

7 Croydon Astronomical Society: Neil Phillipson  The Atacama Large Millimetre/Submillimetre Array  @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

8 Breckland Astronomical Society: Dan Self  Astrophotography Exhibition (easter hols)  @ 10:00, Thetford Library, Thetford, Norfolk  

10 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Prof Edward Hanna (University of Sheffield)  “The Climatic Role of the Sun as a Variable Star”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

10 William Herschel Society: Dr Claire Brock  Joint History & Culture/Science/WHS The Life and Times of Mary Somerville  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

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  

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

10 West Of London Astronomical Society: Colin Stuart  13 Journeys Through Space and Time  @ 8 pm, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ  

12 Hertford Astronomy Group: Jerry Stone  The Next 50 Years In Space  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

13 Swansea Astronomical Society: Brian Stokes, Swansea Astronomical Society  Galileo Galilei  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

13 Loughton Astronomical Society: LAS members  Image processing Tips and Tricks  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

14 Breckland Astronomical Society: Dr Mike Leggett FRAS  Some Aspects of Norfolk Astronomy  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

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

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

18 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Nigel Ball, South Cheshire Astronomy Society  Astrophotography  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

18 Aberdeen Astronomical Society: Prof. Ken Rice, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh  TBC – Likely to be the search for exo-planets  @ 19:00, Robert Gordon's Collage, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FE  

19 Worthing Astronomical Society: John Mallett F.R.A.S.  Astro Imaging  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

19 North Essex Astronomical Society: Peter Bull  A Window Through the Universe  @ 7.30 for 8pm, Henry Dixon Hall, Henry Dixon Road, Rivenhall End, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HR  

20 Torbay Astronomical Society: Dave Norman + Tia Norman  Magnetic Universe/ Could a little gravity go a long way  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

20 Loughton Astronomical Society: LAS members  Public observing  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

21 Beckington Astronomical Society: Mark Radice  Observing the Solar System  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

22 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Various  Society for the History of Astronomy Spring Conference  @ 10.00 – 17.00, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA  

22 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Howard Carlton MA  John Pringle Nichol, the Nebular Hypothesis and 19th Century Cosmogony  @ 10.15 – 11.15, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA  

22 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr James Hannam  Dancing to the Music of the Spheres: Medieval Visions of the Heavens  @ 11.15 – 12.15, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA  

22 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Simon Mitton  The History of Planetary Science: Discovering the Dynamic Planet Beneath our Feet  @ 13.30 – 14.30, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Raod, Cambridge CB3 0HA  

22 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Stewart Moore  Charles Messier – From Birth to Death  @ 14.30 – 15.30, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA  

22 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Mark Robinson  George With – Mirror Maker  @ 16.00 – 17.00, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA  

24 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Seb Falk  Medieval astronomy: the not-so-Dark Ages?  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

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

27 Swansea Astronomical Society: Brian Spinks, Swansea Astronomical Society  TBA  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

27 Loughton Astronomical Society: LAS members  Bring and Buy sale  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois, Essex CM16 7EJ (Approx)  

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

28 Croydon Astronomical Society: Prof Alan Aylward  The Feasibility of Interstellar Travel  @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

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  

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  

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: Professor Chris Lintott  Supermassive Black Holes  @ 7.30-8.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky 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  

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  

June 2017

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  In the Begining  @ 19:45 – 22:00, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

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 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  

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

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  

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 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  

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  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  

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  

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   

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  

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  

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   

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  

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

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  

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

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

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  

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

January 2018

February 2018