Next Meeting, Friday 13 February
by Sarah Hutton
Imperial Collage London
School right-hand car park is closed
Please use the left-hand car park and main school entrance instead. Please see How to find us for more details.
Observation of close approach of an asteroid! -- by Gary Walker
On January 26th-27th 2015, an asteroid of the Near Earth Object (NEO) class passed the Earth - at it's closest, about 3 times further away than the Moon!
As (for once!) the sky was clear ......
William Herschel Mirror -- by Louis Barman
Following the talk in January by Dr Stuart Eves on "William Herschel and the Rings of Uranus" . I thought I would make a trip to the science Museum to see the first mirror that William Herschel made to go in to the giant 40 foot long telescope..
Prof Ian Morison is our Patron
Prof Ian Morison has kindly agreed to be the Patron of Ewell Astronomical Society. He is an astronomer and astrophysicist who served as the 35th Gresham Professor of Astronomy.
Photographs of the Moon and Jupiter by David Fishwick: See the Gallery for more photographs.
A new local astronomy website and blog spot
Wednesday 18 February
Meeting start at 8.00pm sharp
AGM Quiz Answers see in Janus
School Telescope Observing
Friday 6 Feb 2015 to start time 7:30pm
Observing only takes place if there is less than 50% cloud cover.
BBC Stargazing LIVE is moving to March 2015 to coincide with the Solar Eclipse that is taking place on the 20th March, but we as a Group have decided to continue with the tradition of having an event in January. This is to ensure that this is a regular January event for the local community.
Shown at Jan meeting - by Maurice Gavin
photographs from Maurice Gavin, See the Janus for more photographs.