Events for
16 May 2019    -    23 July 2019
24 May 2019
  • Young Astronomers Evening

    06:30pm   to    08:30pm

    A fun event for Young Astronomers aged from 5-10 years. The evening will include interactive talks, fun activities and a snack as well as the chance to meet other children who are interested in learning about our night sky. 

28 May 2019
  • Quarks to Quasars

    07:15pm   to    09:30pm

    We would like to present one of our own members, Mr David Jakes who will enlighten us all with an informative talk on Quarks to Quasars. 

23 June 2019
  • SUNday FUNday

    11:00am   to    04:00pm

    Come and join us for a day celebrating our nearest star...the Sun. Join us viewing our sun through special solar scopes with our members on hand to explain what you can see. 

    There will be various stalls with activities, games and prizes, rocket making and launching, short but informative talks and you are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere of the observatory while having refreshments. Hot food will also be available from The Grange next door. Everyone is welcome. 

25 June 2019
  • Astro-navigators, the Animals and Us

    07:15pm   to    09:30pm

    Astro-navigators, the Animals and Us

    by Gareth Few

    Gareth is an astrophysicist working at the University of Hull where he uses  computer simulations to model

    the formation and evolution of spiral galaxies. His research interests include the processes which shape galaxies,

    how different chemical elements are distributed within them, and the various processes that determine where stars form.

    To do this he uses some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, without which these sophisticated hydrodynamic

    models would be impossible.

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Come and join us for a friendly evening of chat, Tea, Coffee and Cakes.


 Our esteemed editor has asked that if any member has articles for the Phobos magazine, could they please forward them to him. 


 STELLARIUM - Probably the best free planetarium program around!



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Thanks to Eric Wiley for the donation to the

StarGazing Live raffle.


Fancy building a telescope from scratch?

Or how about a cardboard steam engine!

Have a go at a cardboard newtonian. 



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