Our May meeting will be on Thursday 30th May @ Putteridge Bury
If you’re interested in Astronomy & Space Science, the night sky or astrophotography/imaging then this meeting is for you.
Society members will be on hand to demonstrate a range of topics including beginners guide to pracatical astronomy, help with binoculars / telescopes and photographing the night sky with telescopes, cameras & smartphones.
Come and have an informal chat with an LAS observer/astro photographer.
Bring your own telescope to be shown how to set it up and maintain it correctly, or visit our TELESCOPE CORNER where Society members can help you make the right choice for your first telescope.
The meeting will start at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) until 9pm at University of Bedfordshire, Putteridge Bury, Luton Map
The evening will include a presentation on the night sky, a visit to the observatory along with the possibility of observing (be subject to clear skies).
Visitors of all ages welcome! (children must be accompanied by an adult).
Cost: £2 Adults, Children Free
Please advise via the ‘Contact Us’ page if you intend to attend.
Thurs 27th June
‘The Vikings at Barsoom pt1: Orbital Operations’
7.30pm-9.00pm at Putteridge Bury Conference Centre (LU2 8LE) Map
(Adults £2 ; Children Free)
Paul Money FRAS, FBIS, is an astronomer based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. He is well known for his extensive talks and is the reviews editor of the BBC Sky at Night magazine.
Paul Money returns with another of his fascinating talks involving the escapades of early space exploration missions. In 1975 NASA launched an ambitious mission to search for life on the Red Planet. Consisting of two orbiters and two landers, most of the emphasis has concentrated on the landers but in this Pt 1 we look at the Viking Orbiters and the early missions that paved the way to changing our understanding of Barsoom.
Night Sky Map for May 2019
For more info on the night sky in May, please see our detailed Sky Notes