Tuesday, 21 August 2012

WAS at The OSC Astronomy Festival

Wealden astronomers will be at the Observatory Science Centre for the Astronomy Festival on the 7th, 8th and 9th September.
Further information is available from The Observatory.org Festival page including a list of speakers for the Saturday and Sunday daytime sessions, and information on camping on-site during the event.


Sunday, 12 August 2012

WAS at the OSC - Perseids Meteor Shower

The peak of the 2012 Perseids Meteor shower is finally here. 

WAS members out on the lawn preparing their telescopes at the OSC last night,  ready for the event to begin.

The Perseids meteor shower occurs as Earth passes through the outskirts of a cloud of debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The dust and bits of rock left behind burn up if they enter the earth's atmosphere, leaving a bright stream. These burning streams are also known as shooting stars, with many producing bright green flashes as they streak across the night sky.

Wealden AS Election - 4th August 2012

The election for the posts of Chairperson, Events Co-ordinator, Treasurer and Secretary were held on 4th August 2012, with the following results:

Chairperson: Nicolas Christodoulou (Re-elected)
Events Co-ordinator: Keith Woodcock (Re-elected)
Treasurer: Steve Richardson (Re-elected)
Secretary: Stasia Botwright