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Back to Basics Workshop, Shurdingham

Venue: Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, SHURDINGTON, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 4TB (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2016, March 5 - 10:00 to 17:30

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.

The cost for the meeting is £8.00 for BAA Members, members of Cotswold AS, members of BAA-affiliated local societies, and children under 16. The price is £10.00 for non-members. This includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Programme:

10:00

Registration – Tea/coffee

10:30

Official welcome – BAA President - Jeremy Shears  

10:35

So what astronomy can I do? – Hazel Collett           

10:45

What equipment & books do I need? – Jeremy Shears  

11:35

Lunar observing and Workshop –  Bill Leatherbarrow

12:25

Lunch                                                                          

13:30

Cotswold Astronomical Society - Callum Potter

14:00

Planet observing & Workshop – John Rogers

14:50

Variable Star Observing & workshop for beginners – Gary Poyner

15:40

Afternoon Tea                                                         

16:10

Deep Sky Observing & Workshop - Callum Potter

17:00

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle                        

17:15

Close

The BAA Sales and Peak 2 Valley Instruments will be attending with products to help get you started.

Hanwell Community Observatory, have suggested that any attendees from the BAA workshop might like to visit them on their return journey if passing them. If you would like to go for the evening it is suggested you take some with some food, as we they have a D.I.Y. indoor-picnic at our Hanwell gatherings. For more information and directions please visit their website www.hanwellobservatory.org.uk

Booking information

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