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
July 5th Steve Phelps – The Dark skies of TenerifeAll invited8:30 pm – in the Main Hall

July 12th

Janet Dowling – Mythology storytelling event:  “Lust and Revenge – Passion of the Night Sky” – to be held at 8:30 pm outside around a firepit (or main hall if raining) – can toast things like marshmallows, popcorn – bring your ownALL WELCOME

July 19th Solar Imaging workshopALL invited – hosted by Alan Smith & Mark Stephens – start time 7:30 pm

July 26th

Observers Group end of term picnic – firepit to be kindly provided by David Strange – bring your own sausages, burgers, etc  – if raining then bring your own picnic items – ALL INVITEDstart time to be announced.