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May 2016

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

3 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Bob Mizon  Oddities of the Solar System  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

3 Stornoway Astronomical Society: David Rowlands BA, BSc.  Isaac Newton and the Clockwork Universe  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

4 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Donny Mackay BA, BSc, FBRS  An introduction to the Solar System  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.  

5 : Peter Clegg   Einsteins General Theory of Relativity  @ 20:00, Scout Hall, off Loughton Lane, Theydon Bois  

6 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  

6 North Devon Astronomical Society: Chris Lintott  Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture and black tie meal  @ 7.45pm, West Buckland School, Barnstaple.  

6 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Dr Klaus Staubermann  Reconstructing historic astronomical practice  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

9 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society:   Solar Watch – Transit of Mercury  @ 12:00 midday, The Barn Car Park, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

9 Abingdon Astronomical Society: Dr G Hueter (Abingdon AS)  AGM and talk 'My Eclipse Trip'  @ 8 pm, All Saints Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2AQ  

9 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Adrian Owen BAA  Mercury Transit Live  @ 11am until 7pm, St. John's (central) car park, St. John's Square, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9LJ  

9 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS): Dr Colin Forsyth  Our volatile Sun: Explosions, Ejections and Space Weather  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

9 Abingdon Astronomical Society:   Event CANCELLED – Mercury Transit public observing event  @ 12:00 to 19:30, Field adjacent to Abingdon United football ground, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1PL  

10 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Prof. Michael Rowan Robinson  Cosmology  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

11 Hertford Astronomy Group: Bill Martin  Astro Biology Little Green Things-Detecting Life on Earth and Exoplanets  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.AL7 2ED  

12 Swansea Astronomical Society: Andrew Lound  Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture: A Jupiter Odyssey  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

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

13 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Clare Davies  The Rosetta Mission: updates from comet 67P and what this means for the origins of life on Earth  @ 7.30 – 9.30pm, Room 202, Rolle Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

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

13 Breckland Astronomical Society: Jerry Workman  Mars Update (+ society AGM)  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

13 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Chris Starr FRAS FBIS  Mercury Revealed  @ 7:30pm until 10pm, Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE  

14 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): David Gwynn / Bill Barton  Our Sun, Safe Solar Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

16 Hull & East Riding Astronomical Society: Paul Money FRAS FBIS  “Images of the Universe vol 3”  @ 7.30 pm, Hull and East Riding Sports Club Chanteralnds Avenue North Hull HU5 4ED  

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

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

17 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Mark Hadley  Carbon Chemistry and the requirements for Life  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

18 Worthing Astronomical Society: Melanie Davies  Mars in Opposition  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

19 Wakefield And District Astronomical Society (WADAS) : Paul “Soupy” Campbell  Cosmology for Beginners  @ 7.30pm, Horbury Academy, Wakefield Road, Horbury WF4 5HE  

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

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

20 Croydon Astronomical Society: Ellis Owen  The first Stars and Galaxies, and the Epoch of Cosmic Re-ionisation  @ 19:45, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

21 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Public Outreach Event  @ 11:00-16:00, Christchurch Park, Reg Driver Centre, Ipswich  

21 Reading Astronomical Society: Dr Mike Leggett, FRAS  New Horizons at Pluto  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

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

25 Bedford Astronomical Society: Simon Green  Missions to Asteroids, exploring our origins and saving the World.  @ 19:30, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

26 Swansea Astronomical Society:   AGM  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

26 Heart Of England Astronomical Society: David Connor  The Distance Measurement Scale  @ 2030hrs, Old BT Telephone Exchange, Furnace End, Shustoke, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire. B46 2LH  

27 Reading Astronomical Society: Reading AS Friday Club  The transit of Mercury  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

27 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  

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

June 2016

1 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc  Stellar Roadmap – Finding Your Way Around the Night Sky  @ 07.00 pm, Tarbert Library, Tarbert, Isle of Harris  

3 Croydon Astronomical Society: Guy Hurst  Comet Observing: visitors to our Solar System  @ 19:45, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

4 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   DASH Observing  @ 7:30, Westleton Common IP17 3QA  

7 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Members Contribution  Solar Observing  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

7 Wiltshire Astronomical Society: Martin Griffiths  The Current State of SETI + AGM  @ 20:00, The Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire SN12 6NS  

7 Stornoway Astronomical Society: Angus Morrison BSc.  Stellar Roadmap – Finding Your Way Around the Night Sky  @ 07.30 pm, Newton Centre, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1  

8 Hertford Astronomy Group: Mark Wrigley  Pikonic – Disruptive Technologies  @ 20:00, Fairway Tavern, Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.AL7 2ED  

10 Plymouth Astronomical Society: Ian Horton-Plant  Hands-on with an 8 inch Newtonian  @ 7.30 – 9.30pm, Tamar Room (402), Babbage Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA  

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

10 Breckland Astronomical Society: Andy Jones, Dan Self  Cosmic Curiosities and the latest BAS Photographs  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

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

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

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

13 West Of London Astronomical Society: Society members  Eclipse stories  @ 8 pm, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1SZ  

13 Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS):   Telescopic Topics: featuring Southern Skies  @ 7:30pm, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD  

14 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Bob Greef  Astro Biology  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

15 Worthing Astronomical Society: Dr Michelle Collins  The constraining galactic evolution and cosmology of the Great Andromeda Galaxy  @ 19:30, Highdown Room at Emmanuel United Reformed Church Hall, St Michaels Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 4SD.  

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

17 Croydon Astronomical Society: Douglas Bateman  The History and Functioning of the Greenwich Time Ball  @ 19:45, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

18 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): Bill Barton  History of the Royal Observatory  @ 7:30, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

18 Reading Astronomical Society:   Subject to be confirmed, plus RAS AGM  @ 7pm, St Peter's Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY  

19 Breckland Astronomical Society:   International SUN day (solar viewing)  @ 1030-1600, William Kett Way, back of Forum, Norwich.  

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

21 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Marton Braddock  TBC  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

21 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Dr. Joe Zuntz  Gravitational Lensing  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

24 Milton Keynes Astronomical Society: James Fradgley  Astronomical Causes of Climate Change  @ 8.00 pm, Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ  

26 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society): International Sun Day  Observe our Sun Safely  @ 11:00 – 16:00, Westleton Village Hall IP17 3QA  

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

29 Bedford Astronomical Society: George Pagomenos  Old and New Astronomers  @ 19:30, Bedford School MK40 2TU  

July 2016

1 Astronomical Society of Edinburgh: Dr Bruce Vickery  Charles Piazzi Smyth  @ 20:00, Church Centre, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL  

1 Croydon Astronomical Society: Croydon AS  Exhibition Meeting  @ 19:45, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

2 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   Solar Observing  @ 11:00 – 16:00, T.B.A  

5 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Members Contribution  Solar Observing  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

8 Breckland Astronomical Society: Ian Coster  Double Stars  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

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

8 Breckland Astronomical Society: Ian Coster  Double Stars  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

10 Orwell Astronomical Society:   Public Solar Event  @ 10:00, Felixstowe Leisure Centre  

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

11 West Of London Astronomical Society: Guy Hurst  Optical Transients  @ 8 pm, St. John Ambulance Hall, North Harrow HA2 7TA  

12 Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth Astronomical Society: Speakers -TBA  All things Astro  @ 7:30pm, The Coach House Rooms, The Parkhill Hotel, Oulton, Suffolk NR32 5DQ  

15 Croydon Astronomical Society: Peter Bassett  Apollo 8 Mission  @ 19:45, Royal Russell School, Croydon CR9 5BX  

19 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Jane Napier & Aninda Biswas  TBC  @ 7.45pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

19 Macclesfield Astronomical Society: Alfie Neild  Mechanical Engineering Design considerations for Large Telescope Structures.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE  

20 Worthing Astronomical Society: Jane Green  Bright Lights and the Cosmos  @ 19:30, Venue to be confirmed. Other societies will be invited to join us  

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

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

August 2016

2 Northants Amateur Astronomers: Members Contribution  Solar Observing  @ 7.00pm, Newton Field Centre, Newton Nr. Kettering. Northamptonshire. NN14 1BW  

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

6 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   Solar Observing  @ 11:00 – 16:00, T.B.A  

12 Wells and Mendip Astronomers: Ben Sutlieff, S.P.A.M. Meteor Detection Group  Night of the Shooting Stars – talk on radio meteor detection and star party  @ 7:30pm until 11:30pm, Cheddar Scout Hut and First School Field, The Hayes, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3HN  

12 Breckland Astronomical Society: Andrew Robertson  The Autumn Sky  @ 1930, Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Great Ellingham, Attleborough, Norfolk   

13 DASH (Darsham and Surrounding Hamlets Astronomical Society):   DASH Summer Social  @ 14:00 – 17_00, T.B.A  

16 Macclesfield Astronomical Society:   Summer Exhibition: Displays, Observing, Competition, Raffle, Refreshments.  @ 20:00, Goostrey Village Hall: CW4 8PE   

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

20 Maidenhead Astronomical Society: Various / supported by Local Societies  European Symposium on Occultation Projects  @ 0900 (2 day event ), University of Surrey, Guildford  

September 2016

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 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  

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

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

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

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 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.  

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

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)  

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  

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  

November 2016

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.  

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

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   

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

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

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  Types of telescopes and mounts and how to use them  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

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   

January 2017

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  

26 Swansea Astronomical Society: Stephen Morris of the Swansea Astronomical Society  TBA  @ 7pm, Swansea University, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA2 8PR  

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April 2017