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.  Please, feel free to bring your own telescope if you have one, and/or binoculars if you have them.

Take a look at our latest observations records:

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

In autumn/winter, if the night skies are clear we will normally be outside observing from 19:30. If cloudy then talks will take place from 19:30 to 20:25.

The Observers’ Group Winter Programme starts on the first Friday in September at the meeting time of 19:30, unless otherwise stated.

Date Main subject

January 7th

January Skies – Sky at Night Virtual Planetarium & other astronomical items of interest

January 14th

NLO Foyer 30-inch telescope made by Andrew Ainslie Common, 1889

January 21st

An Introduction to Relativity for Astronomers

January 28th

Small Solar System Bodies