Observers Group

Friday Night Observer Group

The Observer Group meets every Friday at 19:30 (winter months) and 20:30 (summer months).

We do not meet in August but the NLO is still open for members to attend if they wish on a Friday evening.

Our sessions are structured to give members an opportunity to learn more about how to navigate the sky, about stars and planets and everything to do with being an Observer.

Weekly activities are weather dependent. They include naked eye observing together with using binoculars and a wide range of on-site telescopes.

Take a look at our latest observations records:

Also, you can still find details of our Observer’s Challenges from the menu above.

In winter, if skies are clear we will normally be outside observing at 19.30 – 20.25. If cloudy then talks will take place.

The Observers’ Group Summer Programme starts on 3rd May at the meeting time of 20:30, unless otherwise stated.

Date Main subject
May 3rd May skies + When planets gather – astounding conjunctions

May 10th


May 17th Orbital Motions

May 24th

June skies + The Lockyer Ladies

May 31st NB:  Start time – 7:30 pm – Let’s do telescopes: show us your kit + workshop for telescope advice