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Back to Basics Workshop, Bexleyheath

Venue: Uplands Primary School, Church Rd, Bexleyheath, DA7 4DG (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2018, October 6 - 09:45 to 17:15

For information about booking for this meeting, click here.

Are you new to Astronomy?

Then the BAA “Back to Basics” Workshop is for YOU!

The British Astronomical Association has designed a programme of talks and practical sessions to help you learn basic techniques and develop your interest to its full potential, as well as a couple of more advanced topics. Experienced people will be on hand throughout the day to answer your questions.

Image by BAA Member - Emil Kraaikamp

Drawing by BAA Member Paul Abel

Retailers attending will be BAA Sales, Widescreen & W&W Astro

   

  

SPACE IS LIMITED SO ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRE-BOOK

 

Our Hosts – Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society

Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society began as an Adult Education class at Crayford Manor House in the 1960s and has evolved into Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford, now independent and based at Sutton-at-Hone, Dartford. Over the years, the society has become well known for its contributions to amateur astronomy in the UK and can boast such past members as Mr John Wall, inventor of the Crayford Eyepiece Mount.

Meetings are on Thursday evenings throughout the ‘academic year’ with lectures covering a wide range of subjects of astronomical interest given by amateur and professional experts. ‘Society Nights’ cover society business and short presentations by members. ‘Informal’ nights include observing where possible using our own Dick Chambers Observatory housing the Peter Hindle telescope, a 16” Meade LX200, and several smaller instruments.

We also hold public outreach events at the observatory (visited by local youth groups) and in the local area, particularly at Dartford Steam Fair and Hall Place, Bexley. All details are on our website:  www.crayfordmanorastro.com 

 

Event Organisers: 

Mrs Hazel Collett:                             email meetings@britastro.org                                Tel: 07944 751277

John Archer (Local contact):            email john.gray.archer@gmail.com                        Tel: 07580 246628

 

Programme:

09:45

Registration

10:15

Official welcome – BAA President – Callum Potter                                                 

10:20

So what astronomy can I do? – Mrs Hazel Collett                                                         

10:30

What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Stewart Moore                                          

11:20

Refreshments – Tea/coffee

11:50

Solar observing & Workshop –  Lyn Smith

12:35

Lunch & weather permitting we will do some solar observing                                                                                                                              

14:00

Crayford Astronomical Society -  John Archer

14:20

Planet observing & Workshop – Dr Paul Abel                                                   

15:05

Astro imaging for beginners – Peter Carson

15:50

Afternoon Tea                                                                                                                      

16:20

Deep Sky observing –  Callum Potter                                                                           

17:05

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle                                                                                       

17:15

Close.

Please book before the closing date which is  2nd October 2018 

Booking information

BOOKINGS FOR THIS MEETING HAVE NOW CLOSED

The cost for the meeting is £10.00 BAA Members & children under 16. £13.00 for non-members. Price includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRE-BOOK USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:

  • Contact the BAA office on 0207 734 4145 (staffed 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri).

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