Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Due to the present circumstances with the Corona virus the meetings have been postponed until further notice

To all members of Wealden Astronomers if you did not receive the email from John Fox the chairman it read as follows:-
As chair, myself and the Wealden committee have been keeping a very close eye on the Covid-19 situation as it has developed over the last few weeks and how it may effect us and our monthly meetings.

It is with regret that I must inform you that until further notice, Wealden Astronomers won't be holding their regular monthly meeting at Herstmonceux Village Hall until the threat of this virus subsides. Therefore the 3rd April meeting is now cancelled.

I will be contacting the village hall to inform them of this. At the moment I don't know if the society will have to pay for the lost bookings over the next few months even though we won't be attending.
If we simply cancel the monthly bookings we may loose our regular first Friday of the month slot once we resume normality.

The committee are also agreed that if we were able to save on the hall rental over the next few months that we would be willing to give a refund of that proportion of the yearly subs if members so desired, once the virus scare is over.

The Wealden committee hope that you all stay safe and well during this rather worrying period.

I will send out regular updates as and when new information reaches us regarding the current Corona virus scare.

Monday, 10 February 2020

The next meeting will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 6th March 2020 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 6th March 2020 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

Tonight's Speaker will be Prof David Rees who's talk will be Part 2 of his talk from last month, entitled "The Paradigm Factor" Recent and current projects 1950-2019.

Subs are now due, if you have not yet renewed Tanya will be delighted to relieve you of £20.00.

Monday, 6 January 2020

The next meeting will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 6th February 2020 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 7th February 2020 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

Tonight's Speaker will be Prof David Rees who's talk will be about his lifetime's work as a scientist, entitled "The Paradigm Factor" Recent and current projects 1950-2019.

Subs are now due, if you have not yet renewed Tanya will be delighted to relieve you of £20.00.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

The next meeting will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 3rd January 2020 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 3rd January 2020 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

This evening the speaker will be Will Joyce who will relate his experience in the Canary Islands and is giving a talk entitled "Stopping by the La Palma Observatories".

If you have a telescope that you need assistance with our members are only willing to help with set up and advice.

If the sky is clear there may be time for observing in the car park.

Monday, 11 November 2019

The next meeting will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 6th December 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 6th December 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

It's time to swot up on your knowledge of Stars, Constellations, Nebulas and all things Space as Chris Ellis is going to test you with a fun Quiz.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

The next meeting will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 1st November 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 1st November 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.


Malcolm Porter will be the Speaker who will give a talk entitled ' Journey Into British Space' - 'A brief History of the UK Rocket and Space Programme 1950 to 1971

Sunday, 8 September 2019

The next meeting will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 4th October 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 4th October 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

This evening's speaker will be Professor David Rees who will give a talk on "The Transit of Mercury".

If the sky is clear there may be time for viewing in the car park.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

The next meeting will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 6th September 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 6th September 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

This month is the Annual General Meeting when you can vote for your next years committee and if you so desire volunteer to stand for a post.

This evening's speaker will be Will Joyce who will give a talk on "Apollo Astronauts exploring the Moon"

If the sky is clear there may be time for some observing in the car park.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

The next meeting will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 2nd August 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 2nd August 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

This month we will be showing a video entitled "The Secret Russian Space Program..life and death"

John Fox will be bringing his portable Sky Watcher Star Adventurer tracker along to demonstrate to anyone who missed out last month.

August is usually the Annual General Meeting but the committee has decided that it will be held next month due to some members being absent this month.

If the sky is clear there may be time for some observing in the car park.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 5th July 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM.

Wealden Astronomers meet at Herstmonceux Village Hall on the First Friday of every month.

We are members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and also have Public Liability Insurance. 
 

The next meeting of the Wealden Astronomers will be at Herstmonceux Village Hall on Friday 5th July 2019 at 7.00 for 7.30 PM - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits.

John Fox is currently producing a second video of all the early Mercury rocket launches leading up to the Apollo 11 moon mission for Prof David Rees.
He has kindly given permission to show the finished video this Friday, although David won't be attending.
 
If we have clear skies there may be enough time for viewing.