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Back to Basics Workshop, Rickmansworth

Venue: The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HF (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2019, October 26 (All day)

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. 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.

 Planisphere         

  Saturn

Moon

Radio Antenna

The cost for the meeting is £11.00 BAA Members & children under 16. £15.00 for non-members. Price includes refreshments and a buffet lunch. 
Bookings close on 18th October 2019

Programme: 

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 –  Nick James

12:15

Lunch                                                                                                                                      

13:45

South West Herts Astronomical Society - Sean Meehan, Chairman SWHAS

14:00

Planet observing & Workshop – Mr Michael Foulkes 

14:45

Radio Astronomy – Paul Hyde

15:30

Afternoon Tea                                                                                                                       

16:00

Deep Sky observing – Mr Callum Potter

16:45

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle                                                                                        

17:00

Close.

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