The group meet once a month in Southwell library for talks and discussions with slides / films on a wide variety of astronomical topics. Most of these are presented by some of the group members but we have outside speakers from time to time.
Astronomy is moving very fast with better telescopes, space explorer vessels and exciting new discoveries. We try to keep up to date with all the new developments. We have enjoyed star gazing locally, at Sherwood Pines, at the Mansfield and Sherwood Observatory and at the NT University Dome. We have visited the National Space Museum.
We started as a group of beginners all very interested in astronomy, but are now pleased to be learning to find our way around the night sky with more confidence.
Meeting Venue: Southwell Library Meeting time: 10am to 12noon on the fourth Thursday of each month. Leaders: Sue Whibley, Richard Ashbery
updated 12 Feb 2018
At Sherwood Observatory - 2017
Orion - photo by Barry Severn
Moonscape - photo by Paul Atkin
Red Sun - photo taken on 16 Oct 2017 by Barry Severn