From Chris Menmuir, Sec’ and organizer of this event. I’d like to say many thanks to Gerry Bond and Malcolm Brown for their enthusiastic support today, and thanks to Anne Chadwick who delivered a box of public-friendly leaflets and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of “space bugs” for the children. We were located right next to the music tent, which despite causing us to shout for most of the day, meant that we had a steady stream of visitors. Amongst the hordes of children desperate to get to grips with the three telescopes on display, we had several potential new members and a few community group leaders. Expect me to ask for volunteers to help with talks and displays over the next few months! And if you’ve got any suggestions for how to remove sticky fingerprints from every single component of a telescope PLEASE let me know … Although we didn’t get to observe the Sun, we didn’t get wet either!
All meetings are currently offered on Zoom for the vulnerable.
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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October 16th 2021 7pm
This will be a physical meeting in the hall with a remote guest speaker via ZOOM. Optional attendance by ZOOM is possible Request login details from Gerry by text on 07510 444 630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
David Arditti – Observer and imager from light-polluted Outer London. Telescope and observatory enthusiast. My main current interest is imaging the Moon and planets in high-resolution, but I also dabble in solar, cometary and asteroid work, and take deep-sky images as well.
David will talk on The history of the Telescope
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