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45th AGM Saturday 18th June

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

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Reading Science Week 2016

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

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Santa’s Grotto 2015

Some images from the Christmas social by Marc Charron….

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Friday Club – Oct 23rd

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

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Local Astronomy Courses

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

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The Moon – close up!

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

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East Reading Festival 2015

  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

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Events for April

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

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March Main Meeting

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

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February Meeting – Sat 21st 7pm.

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

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