All meetings are currently taking place remotely on Zoom
Astronomy catchup every Friday on Zoom at 7pm
Astronomy chat by experts and beginners with Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke society members.
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June 19th 2021 @ 7pm
Followed by The Human Face of the Big Bang
Gerry will talk on the personalities around the gradual realisation over many years that the universe came into existence at one brief moment sometime in the past. As step too far for most of them at the time. An opportunity missed by the greatest scientist of the age.
Request login details from Gerry by text on 07510 444 630 or email email@example.com
Remember we keep in touch through a Google Group, email news list, and Zoom.
By invitation – send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Category Archives: Events
The 45th AGM is due Saturday 18th 2016 Members are invited to nominate themselves or others for the posts. Competition is good! The usual form is that the meeting starts with the AGM and depending on length an entertaining talk … Continue reading
Public Stargazing March 11th and 12th 2016 Venue: London Road Campus of the University of Reading, PARKING is available off Crown Place, Reading. Starting at dusk each evening until 9pm. Public Observing with our telescopes accompanied by our well-informed members. … Continue reading
Some images from the Christmas social by Marc Charron….
Here is Friday’s programme with a few links for background information Exoplanets and the search for a second Earth Brian Skidmore, (Reading AS) Exoplanets are planets outside of our solar system that (usually) orbit other stars. To date nearly 2000 … Continue reading
This announcement is from Bracknell and Wokingham College. Waingels Adult Centre Woodley RG5 4RF 0118 969 5301 Our old friend George Sallitt is back and has offered to teach 2 courses this year with up to date images and findings. … Continue reading
September’s main meeting starts our year with a talk on the Earth’s moon. Location: St Peter’s Church hall 7pm. Dr Tony Cook (Aberystwyth University) We welcome back Dr Cook to Reading. He is an old friend and the society … Continue reading
East Reading Festival June 14th 2015 – “Be part of it!” www.eastreadingfestival.co.uk LOCATION MAP Get the PDF: ERF2015 Site Plans v5.0 Sorry forgot to put in the key 🙁 Our pitch is L44. L43 is Science … Continue reading
Lyrid Meteor Shower 22nd/23rd Surprising to find a fairly considered article in the International Business Times. If we excuse the excessive description in the first line this is a reasonable summary of this meteor shower and this year the lack … Continue reading
Main Meeting Sat March 21st 7.00pm Space and atmospheric electricity Dr Chris Scott – (Department of Meteorology, University of Reading) Elecricity and magnetism are universal in nature and lightning and auroras have been observed on other planets. With 250,000 volt … Continue reading
Space Robotics Hilde Schroeven-Deceuninck (European Space Agency) Robotic Exploration Development Coordinator. ESA’s UK centre ECSAT is based at Harwell and Hilde’s talk will be on robotic exploration of space and the earth’s environment. Manned exploration of space is exciting, dangerous … Continue reading