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 Emmaus Community Café 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.
There's nothing quite like seeing an object for the first time through a telescope, but capturing an image of it to show others is rarely as simple as it seems!
Graham Bryant is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a key member of the Hampshire Astronomical Group and holds positions with both FAS and SAGAS. His experience in "hand-on" astronomy has shown him what and what not to do when trying to capture images of the night sky. In his talk he shares these experiences to help us all grab that unforgettable shot.
If clear skies are forecast please bring your telescope and there will be some observing after the talk.
Future meeting & events include;
June 21st 2018
Will Joyce (Society President) - A whistle stop tour of the Universe!
October 18th 2018
Professor Andrew Coates (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) - Looking for Life on Mars with the ExoMars 2020 Rover
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