Maldon U3A

Astronomy Group

Group co-ordinator: Patrick Forsyth
Time: 4th Monday each month at 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
Place: Chigboro Fishing Club, Chigborough Road, Heybridge CM9 4RE

The group covers a wide range of topics including the Solar System, the stars and their galaxies, and man’s exploration of the heavens. We generally have a short presentation which is followed by a discussion on the subject and during the winter months, we usually manage to observe, through members’ telescopes, the stars and planets. All members of the U3A are very welcome at the meetings.

The programme for 2018 is:

Monday 23rd April: Three short films on “Star gazing basics, how to orientate the night sky”; “Guide to using small telescopes” and “Using Barlow lens with your telescope”.

May - no meeting (Bank Holiday)

Monday 25th June: Talk by Molly Tring on “The Hubble telescope”.

Monday 23rd July: Talk and presentation by Nick Szymanek on “Space Photographs”. Nick is a world renowned photographer of our solar system and universe.

August: no meeting (Bank Holiday)

Monday 24th September: Astronomy Quiz.

Monday 22nd October: Night sky observing.

Monday 26th November: Astronomy Group Dinner.

December: no meeting as its Christmas Eve – look out for Santa and his sleigh!

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Last revised 14 April 2018