Foredown Tower Astronomers are a friendly, social group of amateur astronomers that meet once a month to listen to a guest speaker and then enjoy conversation over light refreshments. If the skies are clear members are asked to bring their telescopes for some observing which guests can also join.

Meetings are held at the The Foredown Tower on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Free parking is available on site.

Guests are welcome to all evenings at a cost of £5 (includes refreshments) and should they then wish to join membership costs £20 per 6 months.

We've Moved!

Please don't forget that meetings will now take place at The Foredown Tower (not the Emmaus Community Café).

Next Meeting: Aurorae on Earth and other Planets

Date: 18th April 2019 at 7:30pm

Speaker: Prof. Alan Aylward

The Northern (or Southern) Lights have for millennia held a fascination to anyone who has seen their colourful whispy curtains draped across the night sky.

As well as looking at aurorae on earth, Professor Aylward discusses what we now know about aurorae on other planets in this talk.


If clear skies are forecast please bring your telescope and there will be some observing after the talk.

Future Meetings

Future meeting & events include;

May 16th 2019

Roy Easto - Colliding Neutron Stars

July 18th 2019

Lillian Hobbs - Eisa Esinga, the planetarium in the Bedroom.

Date TBC

Prof. Iacopo Vivarelli - Dark Matter and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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