Wessex Astronomical Society


Regular Meetings

Our Regular Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month in the Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne.

Regular meetings start at 7:30pm with Society Announcements followed by the introduction of the main Speaker. An interval of about 20 minutes is scheduled for 9:00pm for refreshments and informal chat. The balance of the meeting up to its close at 10:00pm may include The Sky this Month, Object of the Month and short contributions by members.

Meetings & Speakers Programme - 2018

Date Subject Speaker
Jan 2nd Members' Ten Minute talks Members
Feb 6th Night-scapes: the Earth & Sky in context Nigel Ball
Mar 6th Radiation Protection: How to survive a journey to Mars Dr Elizabeth Cunningham
Apr 3rd Globular clusters: galactic fossils Callum Potter
May 1st Debunking the Moon landing myth Graham Bryant
June 5th 21cm - Studying the shape & motion of our galaxy from the back yard Brian Coleman
July 3rd Discs around stars & in galaxies James Fradgley
Aug 7th Gravitational waves Mark Gibbons
Sep 4th Lunar geology from the safety of your own home Barry Fitzgerald
September 22nd
All Day
Astro Open Day — with Space Detectives Astronomy Workshop
Oct 2nd

Zero gravity

John Ives
Nov 6th Solar image editing Sheri Karl
Dec 4th Pole stars of other planets Bob Mizon