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
March 4th

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

NB:  If skies clear, Messier Marathon organised by Dave Alexander

March 11th

Understanding the human perception of colour

March 18th

Astronomy videos for your entertainment

March 25th

Constellation of Ursa Major