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.

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.

Although the Observers Group does not meet in August the NLO is still open for members to attend if they wish on a Friday evening.

The Observers’ Group Summer Programme starts on 4th May at the meeting time of 20:30.

Date Main subject
July 6th Astronomical Co-ordinate Systems
July 13th Cygnus
July 20th Planetarium Show:  Summer/Autumn Night Sky
July 27th 5:30 pm:  Picnic

7:30 pm:  August skies + Talk on Collinder, Trumpler & Melotte

Then:  subject to weather conditions – observe total Lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition

NB:  Email to be sent out nearer the time confirming details