Events for
14 November 2018    -    21 January 2019
16 November 2018
  • PhotoShop for astrophotographers.A beginners guide

    07:15pm   to    09:30pm

    Simon Stretton will guide you through the basics of using Photoshop with astronomical images. 

    This guide is for those who have not used Photoshop before or want to gain a better understanding of how to use it.

    This will be an on going project and further talks are planned.

20 November 2018
  • The Solar Neighbourhood A guide to the nearest Stars

    07:15pm   to    09:30pm

    Colin Steele talk on -The Solar Neighbourhood - A guide to the nearest stars.

    The area of the galaxy where the Sun currently resides can be considered as a fairly typical area of the galaxy. This talk will consider the stars within 5 parsecs(16 light years)  of the Sun, concentrating on those with particular characteristics e.g. the Alpha Centauri and Sirius systems, Barnard's star and the home of Mr Spock from Star Trek. The talk is not so much of a list as an opportunity to mention many of the characteristics of stars. Woven into the talk are references to measuring distances to stars and the appearance of the Sun and other stars from the stars concerned. The talk will conclude with some thoughts on the status of the Sun in the neighbourhood and the Galaxy.


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 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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