Thursday, 9 February 2017

Wealden A.S. Meeting at Herstmonceux village hall on 23 February 2017

Wealden Astronomers Meeting at Herstmonceux village hall on 23 February 2017. Guest Speaker William Joyce. Subject will be  "A Whistle stop Tour of the Universe". Members admission free. Non members £1 at the door.
This will also be membership subs payment night,

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Open Evening at Herstmonceux Science Centre on Saturday 18th February 2017

Open Evening with Viewing through the telescopes of the Wealden Astronomers on the lawns in front of the Observatory (Weather permitting)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Open Evening at Herstmonceux Science Centre on Friday 17th February 2017

Open Evening with viewing through the telescopes of the Wealden Astronomers on the lawns in front of the Observatory (Weather permitting).

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

Obituary - John Ellis



John Ellis
John Ellis's photo.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that John Ellis passed away on Thursday 2nd February 2017.
John and I have been friends for a long time and our mutual interest in Astronomy brought us together more closely
Our interest in astronomy was re-awakened by a “Stargazing Live” event at the De La Warr Pavilion in March 2012. We joined the ESAS society and went to several meetings.
We attended the Astronomical Festival at Herstmonceux in September 2013 and were encouraged to join the Wealden Astronomical Society which we did in October 2013 and have been members ever since.
He leaves his wife Irene, daughter Sue and son Ian who many of you will know.
He will be greatly missed by many.
 
Colin (Nod) Rout - Webmaster

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Spring Telescope Clinic on Saturday 11th February 2017

Do you have a telescope but don't really know how to use it properly and need some friendly advice? Have you just been given a telescope as a present or is one still sitting in its box gathering dust and you would like to learn how to use it? Well this is the course for you!

Our local Astronomy Society (Wealden Astronomical Society) will be able to guide you through your telescope and help you set it up ready to begin your observations. The day will begin with an introduction about telescopes, the terminology used and the parts that make up the telescope and how they work. This will be followed by small group sessions when you get really hands-on. The early evening will be dedicated to looking through your telescope and getting to grips with what your telescope is capable of (weather permitting).

Members of WAS have a number of different telescopes and are able to offer help and advice about different brands. When you make your booking please let us know the make and type of telescope, including the mount if known, so that when you bring it along with you we can make sure you are put into the correct small group.

The session is £40 per person and includes tea/coffee during two breaks and an early evening supper of beef lasagne or jacket potato with cheese and beans both served with garlic bread and salad.

All bookings taken via The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

Friday, 13 January 2017

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Open Evening at Herstmonceux Science Centre - 21st January 2017

Welcome to the Herstmonceux Science Centre for the first Open Evening with viewing through the telescopes of the Wealden Astronomical Society (Weather permitting)