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September 2016

2 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Alaric Thompson – Head of Science – Ulverston Victoria High School   The James Webb Telescope  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

2 William Herschel Society: Dr Stijn Wuyts  The life cycle of galaxies  @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

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

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

6 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Nick Howes  The Legacy of Apollo  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

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

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

8 Torbay Astronomical Society: Dr Jane Greaves  The New Horizons Mission to Pluto  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

9 Norwich Astronomical Society: Mark Thompson – The Peoples Astronomer  TBC  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk,NR35 2EQ  

9 Breckland Astronomical Society: Damian Peach  Planetary Astrophotography  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

9 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Vanessa Smer-Barreto  Astronomy in pre-Columbian civilizations  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

9 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Phil James  Double Stars – More than meets the eye  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

10 Norwich Astronomical Society: Mark Thompson – The Peoples Astronomer  TBC  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk,NR35 2EQ  

12 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Rod Hine MA (Cantab) MIEE MBCS Vice Chairman Bradford A S  “Gravitational Waves”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

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

14 Hertford Astronomy Group: Dr Roger O’Brien  Gravity Waves  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

15 Wakefield And District Astronomical Society (WADAS) : Paul Money  Images of the Universe Vol 2  @ 19.30, Horbury Academy, Wakefield Road, Horbury WF4 5HE  

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

16 Beckington Astronomical Society: James Fradgley  Four Short Talks  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

20 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Tyler Bourke  The SKA Project.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

21 Worthing Astronomical Society: Bob Turner F.R.A.S.  Understanding what we see…Looking at the Night Sky  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

22 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  M13, M27, M11, Albireo, Saturn  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

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

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

October 2016

4 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Paul Money  Images of the Universe  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

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

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

6 Torbay Astronomical Society: Paul Money  Images of the Universe  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

7 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Dr. Megan Argo – Jodrell Bank  When Galaxies Collide  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

7 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh:   Surgery on telescopes and other observing aids  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

7 William Herschel Society: Keith Wright FBIS  Designing Against Space Flight Disaster   @ 7.30pm, BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN  

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

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

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

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

10 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Prof Brad Gibson (University of Hull)  “Building A Universe Inside A Computer”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

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  

12 Hertford Astronomy Group: Dr Stephen Lewis  The Perils of Landing on Mars  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

13 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Brian Sheen  John Couch Adams – Plymothian  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

13 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr Rhodri Evans, Cardiff University  Overthrowing Newton – Proving Einstein right  @ 7 pm, 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  

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

18 Hertford Astronomy Group: Tim Schafer  HAGAS 3 (Members Only)  @ 20:00, Stanboroughs Conservative Club Stanboroughs Court, Conduit Lane, EN11 8EP Hoddesdon  

20 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Double Cluster, M3, M33, M57, M15, Uranus  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

21 Beckington Astronomical Society: Hugh Allen  Cracking Starlight's Hidden Code  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

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

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

28 Breckland Astronomical Society:   Breckland AS Autumn Star Party 2016  @ Friday – Monday, Haw Wood Farm Caravan Park, Hinton, Saxmundham, IP17 3QT  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy:   Society for the History of Astronomy Autumn Conference  @ 09.30 – 17.00, John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Allan Chapman FRAS  Mary Somerville and the British Grand Amateur Tradition  @ 16.00 – 17.00, John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Mike Leggett FRAS  The Hartwell Synod: Dr John Lee, Admiral Smyth and their Associates  @ 14.30 – 15.30, John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Dr Lee Macdonald FRAS  George Airy and the Origins of the Magnetic and Meteorological Department at Greenwich  @ 11.15 – 12.15, John Lee Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS  

29 Society For The History Of Astronomy: Bill Barton FRAS  The Chaldean Astronomical Society  @ 10.15 – 11.15, Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge and elsewhere   

31 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Professor Carolin Crawford  Small bodies of the Solar System  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

November 2016

1 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Philip Perkins  Imaging the Cosmos  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

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

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

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

3 William Herschel Society: Dr Nigel Bannister  From the Lobster's Eye to Alien Oceans (JUICE – ESA's mission to Jupiter)   @ 7.00pm, University of Bath (The Edge Arts Centre) Free admission  

3 Torbay Astronomical Society: Dr Claire Davies  How do stars and their planets form?  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

4 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Peter Wade Lecturer in Popular Astronomy   Our Backyard Solar System  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

4 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Prof Andrew Lawrence  Chasing Piazzi Smyth  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

4 Norwich Astronomical Society: Shaun Reynolds  Widefield Imaging  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk, NR35 2EQ  

5 Norwich Astronomical Society: Shaun Reynolds  Widefield Imaging  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk, NR35 2EQ  

9 Hertford Astronomy Group: Dr Mike Edmunds  “Sir Isaac Remembers …”  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

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

10 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Ken Facey  Equipment Display and Discussion. If you are considering buying something for Christmas then this is the meeting for you!  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

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

11 Breckland Astronomical Society: Dan Self  Quiz Night (general knowledge)  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

14 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Sheona Urquhart (University of Hull)  “Galaxy Evolution In Clusters”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

15 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Professor Lucio Piccirillo  The Origins of the Universe  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

16 Worthing Astronomical Society: Graham Boots  Life With Stars  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

17 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  M36, M45, M34, Ceres, Moon (Plato)  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

18 Beckington Astronomical Society: Dick Cardy  An Echo in Ingenuity  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

19 Swansea Astronomical Society:   'Plants in Space' followed by Star Party  @ All day & 6pm – 9pm, National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne SA32 8HG  

19 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh:   Astronomy Day at the Museum of Flight  @ 10:00, National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian  

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

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

December 2016

2 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Martin Lunn MBE, FRAS – Former Curator of Astronomy, Yorkshire Museum, York,  The Star of Bethlehem  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

6 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound  Saturn – Lords of the Rings  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

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

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

8 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr S J Wainwright  Bridge camera astronomical imaging  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

8 Torbay Astronomical Society: Paul Hutchinson  Annual Quiz + Mince Pies + Raffle  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

9 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Ken Facey  Celestial Navigation. Christmas Quiz Night.  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

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

9 Breckland Astronomical Society: Professor Nigel Mason  The Chemical Cosmos  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

9 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party  @ 7pm – 9pm, Penllergare Observatory, Penllergaer, Swansea SA4 9GJ   

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

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

12 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Ray Taylor HERAS member G6TNZ radio call sign  “The Analysis and Structure of Meteor Showers”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

14 Hertford Astronomy Group: Paul Money  Images of the Universe – Part 1  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

20 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Eamonn Kerins  TBC  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall : CW4 8PE   

21 Worthing Astronomical Society: William Joyce F.R.A.S.  Understanding The Moon  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

January 2017

3 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: TBA  TBA  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

6 Furness And South Lakeland Astronomical Society: Professor Lionel Wilson, The University of Lancaster  Annual visit to the University of Lancaster – Topic be announced  @ 7.30pm., Lower Meeting Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Warwick Street, Barrow-in-Furness (opp Kwik Fit) LA14 5HT  

6 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party  @ 7pm – 9pm, National Waterfront Museum Swansea SA1 3RD  

6 Norwich Astronomical Society: Dave Balcombe  Jupiter Juno mission  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk, NR35 2EQ  

7 Norwich Astronomical Society: Dave Balcombe  Jupiter Juno mission  @ 20:00, Seething Observatory, Toad Lane,Thwaite St.Mary,Norfolk, NR35 2EQ  

7 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Allan Chapman  Mary Somerville, 1780 to 1872. Under the World of Science  @ 20:00, Calvary Church Hall, Macclesfield   

9 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Dr Michael Martin-Smith HERAS President  “The Story of Gold”  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

11 Hertford Astronomy Group: Dave Eagle  Piazzi Smyth and his High Altitude Tenerife Observatory.  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

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

12 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  M42, Trapezium, Betelgeuse, Mars, Moon (Tycho)  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

13 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Professor David Southwood  From Red Devon to Red Planet: some personal stories about Mars  @ 7.30-9.30pm, Room 411, Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

13 Breckland Astronomical Society: Dr Steve Hubbard and Dr Malcolm Brown  Thinking about Astronomy – a Century of Change and Continuity  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

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

26 Swansea Astronomical Society: Stephen Morris of the Swansea Astronomical Society  Pluto and the Kuiper Belt: discovery and exploration  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

26 Torbay Astronomical Society: Jon Coleman  The British Space Programme, Part 2  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

February 2017

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 Swansea Astronomical Society:   Star Party  @ 7pm – 9pm, National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne SA32 8HG  

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

8 Hertford Astronomy Group: Prof. Cathie Clarke  Proto-Planetary Disks and Planet Formation  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 2ED  

9 Swansea Astronomical Society: Dr Rhodri Evans, Cardiff University  Hale's last telescope – the 200-inch on Mount Palomar  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

9 Torbay Astronomical Society: Observational evening  Gamma Arietis, M35, Mars, Venus, Moon (Kepler)  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

10 Breckland Astronomical Society: Peter Farmer  Building an Observatory  @ 19:30, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

13 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Tim Old HERAS/Blas Member  “New Horizons-Pluto and Beyond” part 2  @ 7.30 pm, The Hull and East Riding Sports Club, Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull HU5 4ED  

17 Beckington Astronomical Society: Andy Burns  John Herschel: A Very Victorian Scientist  @ 19:30, Beckington Baptist Hall BA11 6TD  

21 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: John Timmins, FRAS  Optical Quality and how to improve your Telescope  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

23 Swansea Astronomical Society: Martin Griffiths, Dark Sky Wales  TBA  @ 7 pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

23 Torbay Astronomical Society: Dr Chris North  Multi-wavelength Universe  @ 7.30pm, Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Shiphay Manor Dr, Torquay TQ2 7EL  

March 2017

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 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  

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

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  

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  

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

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  

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

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

April 2017

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

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

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

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  

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  

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  

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

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

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  

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

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

May 2017

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

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  

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  

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

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

June 2017

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

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

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  

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  

July 2017

August 2017