The Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

Exmoor Celebrates l0 years as International Dark Sky Reserve
It was ten years ago that Exmoor’s uniquely dark skies were
formally recognised by the International Dark Sky Association
and the National Park became Europe’s first International Dark
Sky Reserve. Recent research by CPRE, the countryside charity,
demonstrates that today, 92% of Exmoor has pristine night
skies, free from light pollution, and even the remaining areas
have incredibly dark skies.

FAS Autumn Convention

National Space Centre Exploration Drive, Leicester

The FAS is delighted to announce that we will be holding an in-person convention on Saturday 13 November at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

£10

An afternoon of Extreme Stellar Environments

An afternoon of “Extreme Stellar Environments” is yours on the afternoon of Saturday 13th November comprising 4 online talks on this theme from respected astronomy professionals focussing on their specific interests from supernovae, neutron stars, zombie stars to black holes. Guiding us through this journey of cataclysm and atom wrenching adventure is Dr Robert Massey, Deputy Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society. This is a free zoom meeting - registration required

GoSpaceWatch Zoom Lecture – Voyager: From Planetary Spacecraft to Interstellar Probe

In July and August of 1977, two spacecraft were launched on an historic journey to the outer solar system that would rewrite textbooks and change the way we look at the universe and ourselves within it, forever. Originally named MJS, the Voyager missions sent back stunning images and other data that were as beautiful as they were intriguing and often surprising. The many discoveries, the quantum leap in our understanding of our solar system and, by reference, other yet to be discovered solar systems, may be favourably compared to Galileo's first views of the sun, moon, Venus, and Jupiter; a rare and precious game changing event for humanity.

£3

Bath Astronomers present Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture

The Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture 2021 has been awarded to Dr Jenny Carter, University of Leicester, and you are invited to the online, free to attend event this coming month. It is entitled “Earth versus Sun: a precarious relationship in space” and is being held on Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 18th November.