Astronomy for Everyone
Next meeting Friday 9 December
AGM a round up of the past year, plus astronomy quiz and raffle.
Ewell Astronomical Society
An Obsession with Time -- by Stephen Stangroom
My interest in historical astronomers led me, perhaps inevitably; to reading about the search for a reliable means to find longitude at sea. This quest occupied many great minds during the 1700s, and was also a driving force behind the development of astronomy at the time. It was for this reason that the Royal Observatory at Greenwich was under the control of the Admiralty. .....
The 50th Anniversary -- by Gary Walker
We had a full-scale Dinner, first. People were dressed up in their finery with men in suits and ties! Later Professor Ian Morison from Jodrell Bank, (and the Society's Patron), gave a very entertaining talk about if Einstein was right! This was a really wonderful night with excellent service from the Club! .....
Transit of Mercury
At least 30 people from the Society visited the Mill Hill Observatory on the evening of February 26th.
The Lunar Eclipse
Two articles -- by Louis and Gary
Then wow, I noticed how dark it has got, the moonshine had really lit up all the gardens below, and now that had all gone. And even more exciting, I could see stars and the moon at the same time through my scope.
Venus-Jupiter Conjunction -- by Gary Walker
For the past few months and weeks, Jupiter has been slowly crawling towards Venus in the evening sky, leading to a Planetary Conjunction - at closest on June 30th.
Report on the visit to Mullard Space Science Laboratory -- by Gary Walker
On April 22nd 2015, we finally made the long proposed trip to the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL).Read more in Janus
Prof Ian Morison is our Patron
A local astronomy website and blog spot
Next users group meeting
See: Observing for the details.