Monthly Meeting Thurs 22nd February 2018
LAS Speakers with a presentation on:
“Observing with Binoculars”
7.30-9.00pm at Putteridge Bury (LU2 8LE) Map
(Adults £2 ; Children Free)
Binoculars have a number of advantages when it comes to looking at the stars. If you’re a beginner who just wants to make a start in stargazing, or a more seasoned observer, come along and hear what they are!
All visitors are welcome – so why not come along – for membership, see Geoff Mitchell on the night or use the ‘contact us’ page via the website.
Next Observing Evening is planned for 15th March at Putteridge Bury from 7.00pm-9.00pm (last admission 7.30pm) .. Please ‘contact us‘ in you are planning to attend
Night Sky Map for February 2018
The Highlights of the Month
For more info on the night sky in February, please see our detailed Sky Notes
This year for British Science Week 2018
Stephen Tonkin will be presenting
’10 Ways the Universe Can Kill You’
Wednesday 14th March at University of Bedfordshire, Putteridgebury Conference Centre, Luton
from 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).
About the Lecturer
Stephen Tonkin, BSc (Hons), F.R.A.S. has been a keen amateur astronomer since childhood and now spends most of his time doing astronomical education and outreach, both as a Lecturer in Astronomy for an adult education college, and independently with his own organization, The Astronomical Unit. He organizes and leads astronomy courses and talks, public observing, and astronomy-related storytelling for children and adults. In 2000, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
He has been using binoculars for astronomy for over forty years, initially under the pristine African skies under which he grew up, and as his main observing instrument for the last decade. He actively promotes and encourages the use of binoculars within the amateur astronomy community and publishes a monthly e-zine, The Binocular Sky Newsletter, for binocular astronomers. He also writes the monthly Binocular Tour in Sky at Night magazine.
Tickets are free, but places are limited. Click below to reserve your place:
Organised by Luton Astronomical Society and University of Bedfordshire