DUE TO POOR WEATHER THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Our next Public Observing Evening is being held on Thursday 13th June 8.00 – 10pm at Putteridge Bury (last admission 8.30pm)
OBSERVING THE MOON (WAXING GIBBOUS)
Next Public Observing is at Univ. of Bedfordshire, Putteridge Bury
(8.00 – 10pm @ Putteridge Bury)
Public Observing Evening: Lunar Features
Meet in the main car park from 8pm (last observing admission 8.30pm)
– Observing will be subject to clear skies.
Stout footwear and warm clothing advised.
Please use the contact General Enquiries form to let us know you will be attending.
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 June 2019
For more info on the night sky in June, please see our detailed Sky Notes