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Back to Basics Workshop, Bristol

Venue: Bristol Photographic Society, Station Road, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5EE (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2018, March 10 - 10:00 to 17:30

For information about booking for this meeting, click here.

Are you new to Astronomy?

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


 Bristol Photographic Society, Unit 13, Montpelier Central, Station Rd, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5EE.

 

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. Experienced people will be on hand to answer your questions.

The programme will cover:

What Equipment you need to get started, Lunar Observing, Observing Planets, Radio Astronomy and Deep Sky Observing

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

Our Hosts - Bristol Astronomical Society

Bristol Astronomical Society (BAS) was originally formed in 1942 and currently has over 120 members.

We are a very active society holding meetings throughout the year, weekly from October to June and then fortnightly during the lighter summer months. Our members range from interested novices to expert imagers and advanced theoretical astro-physicists. We are a very friendly group and visitors are always welcome to our meetings. BAS meets on Friday evenings at the Bristol Photographic Society in Montpelier, Bristol. Regular meetings are a mix of guest speakers, Member’s talks, socials which may be a film night, quiz or even musical entertainment.

In addition, we have our observatory just south of Bristol which is opened to the public most clear Saturday evenings. We run star parties through the winter in conjunction with groups such as the Friends of Troopers Hill, Friends of the Downs & the National Trust at Dyrham Park. Details of all our activities can be found at: www.bristolastrosoc.org.uk or follow us on Facebook for updates.

Programme times for the day are: - 

10:00
Registration – Tea/coffee
10:30
Official welcome – BAA President – Mr Callum Potter                                                  
10:35
So what astronomy can I do? – Mrs Hazel Collett                                                          
10:45
What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Stewart Moore                                          
11:30
Lunar observing & Workshop –  Mr Nick James                                                             
12:15
Lunch                                                                                                                                      
13:30
Bristol Astronomical Society -    Richard Mansfield                                                      
14:00
Planet observing & Workshop – Mr Michael Foulkes                                                    
14:45
Radio Astronomy – Mr Jeff Lashley                                                                                   
15:30
Afternoon Tea                                                                                                                       
16:00
Deep Sky observing – Mr Callum Potter                                                                           
16:45
Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle                                                                                        
17:00
Close.

You can download a booking form here  Bristol B2B March 2018 Booking form.pdf

We will also have the BAA sales stand at this event

 

 

Booking information

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:

  • Book through the BAA online shop.
  • Print the pdf booking form and return it to the BAA Office by 28th February 2018.
  • Contact the BAA office on 0207 734 4145 (staffed 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri).

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