Next meeting Friday 14 October
by Prof. Carolin Crawford
University of Cambridge
Note: Please use the new side entrance next to the gates which is round the right hand side of the school. Also please continue using the left-hand car park.
Transit of Mercury -- by Stephen Stangroom See photographs and report in Janus
Visit to Mill Hill Observatory
Article by Gary and photos by Ron
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.
Read more in Janus
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.
What are your favourite astronomical objects?
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
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.
A local astronomy website and blog spot
Group picnic on Ranmore Common
Saturday 24th September from 6 p.m.
Note: The date has now been changed to a week later so that we avoid the moon when observing.
Meet at the NT car park at Denbies field (also known as Steer’s field), on Ranmore Common Road. (For a map please see the Observing page).
Bring your food & drinks and observing equipment.
For an relaxed evening of discussing astronomy and watching the stars. Family and friends welcome.
Note: The venue for group picnic has changed this year as the seeing is so much better in Denbies field.
Ewell Astronomical Society is 50 years old
The societies anniversary dinner.
When - Saturday 12 November
Where - Horton Park golf club.
Speaker - Prof Ian Morison
Wednesday 19 Oct 2016
Meeting start at 8.00pm sharp
Ranmore Common Observing
The next session will take place between Mon 26th &Thu 29th September
School Telescope ObservingFriday 7 Oct 2016 -- Start time 8:00 pm
Observing only takes place if there is less than 50% cloud cover.
Observing Session -- by Stephen Stangroom
Then, all-of-a-sudden, around 9.15 a north-south split appeared in the cloud directly overhead, and I decided to risk jinxing us by setting up. By the time I was done the sky was almost completely clear!
The Orion Nebula (M42) was my next target.
Read more in Janus