Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Years Eve - Chris Woodcock

On the evening of new years eve into new years day i braved the fireworks and set up my 80mm refractor to observe the waxing Gibbous Moon.
the sky was totally clear, apart from the wizzing and banging fireworks that lit up the sky and almost deafened me, but it was worth it.
The Moon had just got high enough in the sky for me to see with the telescope and was in an area of sky populated with a lot of stars.
The Terminator, (the part of the Moon where day side meets night), was clearly showing the mountains and craters, including the largest Moon mountain Piton, which stands 12 miles from base to peak.
See image below, taken 00:05 on 01/01/2016, using 80mm refractor and iphone 5s.
Chris Woodcock

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

OSC Events: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July supporting the International Year of Light "Light Weekend"

Wealden Astronomers will be at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux throughout the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July supporting the International Year of Light "Light Weekend"; for a series of  Solar viewing sessions and activities from 10am to 6pm subject to weather permitting.
See the Observatory Science Centre Website here for cost of admission and event details.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Society Meeting 13th June - Dr Roger Wood: Future Large Telescopes

We will be welcoming Dr Roger Wood as our guest speaker at our meeting on 13th June, who will be talking about Future Large Telescopes. The talk will begin at the earlier time of 7pm at The Observatory Science Centre and will be followed by a brief discussion on our trips and events for June/July after a short break for refreshments.

See you all there.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

OSC: Opening Evening and Special Event 15th & 16th May

Wealden Astronomers will be at the Observatory Science Centre this coming Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May, for the Culture 24 Museum's at Night weekend events. For details of the weekends events including booking arrangements, please see the Science Centre details here.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

OSC Event: Spring Swing Cancelled - Coach Park viewing Session No.2

Members,
The Spring Swing event that is due to take place this Saturday 25th April has been cancelled, so once again Keith will be doing another Coach Park Viewing & Telescope workshop session in the Coach Park, located at the far end of the parking field outside the Science Centre from 20:00hrs. Please see the email sent to all members for details.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Additional Members Viewing & Telescope Workshop session

Members, just to let you know Keith will be re-starting the Coach Park Viewing & Telescope workshop sessions from this Saturday 18th April. The sessions will take place in the Coach Park, located at the far end of the parking field outside the Science Centre from 20:00hrs. The session is for all members regardless of ability, that wish to learn more about their scopes, how to set them up and of course to view. So please bring your scopes with you, plus red/white light torches if you have them. Please do not arrive before 20:00 as we must wait for Castle Security to open the barrier and let us in. Please note this is a private session for members only, we will not be using the Science Centre and there will be no members of the public. Keith will be leading the session and will meet everyone in the Coach Park. Keith will also be using the session to discuss and help members prepare for the next Science Centre Telescope Clinic in November, so if you wish to assist with the event is is a good idea you attend the CoachPark session.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Wealden Astronomical Society: OSC: Open Evening 11th April 2015 8pm to 12:30am

Wealden Astronomical Society: OSC: Open Evening 11th April 2015 Wealden Astronomers will be at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux for the next Open Evening on Saturday 11th April from 20:00 to 00:30. Viewing through the telescopes is subject to weather permitting.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Wealden AS Calendar Update

Mmebers,
Please note there have been several additions/changes to the Wealden AS Calendar, that includes changes to Observatory Science Center Events, and our own events and gatherings

For the full list of changes, please see the calendar at the bottom of the page, or our EVENTS PAGE here. There will also be a revised list in the next edition of the magazine available via email from this Sunday.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

OSC: Open Evening 11th April 2015

Wealden Astronomers will be at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux for the next Open Evening on Saturday 11th April from 18:30 to 23:00. Viewing through the telescopes is subject to weather permitting.

Friday, 20 March 2015

OSC: Solar Eclipse morning and BBC Stargazing Live open evenings 20th-21st March

Wealden Astronomers are at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux this morning Friday March 20th  from 7:30AM for the Partial Solar Eclipse. Weather permitting.
However, if you are not an early bird, then there is always tonight for the the BBC Stargazing Live open evening, and again tomorrow night Saturday 21st March from 6:30pm - 11pm. As usual viewing is subject to weather permitting. We hope you can join us.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

OSC: Open Evening Saturday 7th March

Wealden Astronomers will be at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux on Saturday 7th March 2015 for the next open evening. The evening runs from 6:30pm to 11:00pm. See you there. As per usual, viewing is subject to weather permitting.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

OSC: Open Evening Saturday 21st February 2015

Wealden Astronomers will be at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux on Saturday 21st February 2015 for the next open evening of the season. The evening runs from 6:30pm to 11:00pm. See you there. As per usual, viewing is subject to weather permitting.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Wealden Astronomical Society Meeting - 31st January

Members,
As a reminder the next society meeting is this Sat at the Science Centre.
Our revised arrival time is 19:15 for a 19:45 start as there is a twilight booking in before us. Please do not arrive before this time, as the Centre staff will need time to clear up at the end of the event.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

OSC: Open Evening 7th February 2015

Wealden Astronomers will be at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux on Saturday 7th February 2015 for the second open evening of the season. The evening runs from 6:30pm to 11:00pm. See you there. As per usual, viewing is subject to weather permitting.