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Back to Basics Workshop, Chichester

Venue: The South Downs Planetarium (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2016, October 15 - 10:00 to 18:00

For information about booking for this meeting, click here.

The South Downs Planetarium, Sir Patrick Moore Building, Kingsham Farm, Kingsham Rd, Chichester PO19 8RP

Are you new to Astronomy? Then the BAA “Back to Basics” Workshop is for YOU!

Saturday October 15th 2016

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 of the meeting is £8.00 for BAA Members and children under 16; £10.00 for non-members. Price includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Retailers attending will be BAA Sales and Peak 2 Valley Instruments, plus the Planetarium also has a sales kiosk

SPACE IS LIMITED SO ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRE-BOOK 

The South Downs Planetarium is a fun place to visit as well as educational. The planetarium sky can be made to do things which the real sky does not, or does only very rarely. Using the star projector, we can show you the whole night sky including the Sun, Moon, planets and constellations as well as other points of interest.

Programme for the day:

10:00

Registration – Tea/coffee

10:30

Official Welcome – BAA President – Dr Jeremy Shears  

10:30

So What Astronomy Can I Do? –Nick James

10:45

What Equipment and Books Do I Need? – Dr Jeremy Shears

11:30

Lunar Observing and Workshop – Prof Bill Leatherbarrow

12:15

Lunch                                                                         

13:30

Solar Observing – Mr Pete Lawrence

14:15

Planet Observing and Workshop – Mr Mike Foulkes

15:00

Comet Observing and Workshop – Mr Nick James

15:45

Afternoon Tea                                                        

16:15

The Celestial Sphere: Positions and Motions Made Easy – Dr John Mason

17:00

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle                        

17:15

Close.

Event Organisers: 

Mrs Hazel Collett:                   email meetings@britastro.org                          Tel: 07944 751277 (mobile)

Dr. John Mason MBE              email: office@britastro.org                  Tel: 0207 734 4145

Booking information

Advance booking is required for this meeting. You can do this by:

  • Booking through the BAA online shop.
  • Printing out our PDF booking form and return it to the BAA office before 2016 October 11.
  • Contacting the BAA office on 0207 734 4145 (staffed 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri).

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