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Back to Basics Workshop, Orwell, Ipswich

Venue: Museum Street Methodist Church, 17 Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2019, March 2 - 09:45 to 18:00

For information about booking for this meeting, click here.

Are you new to Astronomy?

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

Museum Street Methodist Church, 17 Black Horse Lane, Ipswich, IP1 2EF

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. We will cover what equipment you need to get started, Introduction into solar and planetary observing. For those already doing some observing we will be doing beginner sessions on Deep Sky and looking for Comets.

 

The cost for the meeting is £9.00 BAA Members & children under 16. £12.00 for non-members. Price includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

 

10:00

Registration – Tea/coffee

10:30

Official welcome – BAA President –  Callum Potter                                                 

10:35

So what astronomy can I do? –  Hazel Collett                                                         

10:45

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

11:30

Solar observing & Workshop –  Peter Meadows

12:15

Lunch                                                                                                                                     

13:40

Orwell Astronomical Society - Paul Whiting?                                                     

14:00

Planet observing & Workshop –  Michael Foulkes                                                   

14:45

Comets – Nick James

15:30

Afternoon Tea                                                                                                                       

16:00

Deep Sky observing – Mr Callum Potter                                                                          

16:45

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle                                                                                        

17:00

Close.

We will also have the BAA sales stand at this event

Bookings can be made on line or via the BAA office. 

Booking information

All attendees must pre-book via one of the following methods:

  • The BAA online shop
  • Telephoning the BAA Office on 207 734 4145 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday

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