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Back to Basics Workshop, Swinton, Mexborough

Venue: MASONIC HALL SWINTON 63 STATION STREET, SWINTON, MEXBOUOUGH, S64 8PZ. (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2017, March 11 - 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 Swinton & Mexborough 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

Swinton & Mexborough Astronomical Society - Paul D'Silva.

14:00

Planet observing & Workshop – Mike Foulkes

14:50

Imaging for Beginners - Tony Morris

15:40

Afternoon Tea                                                         

16:10

Radio Astronomy - Paul Hyde

17:00

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle                        

17:15

Close

Details correct at time of printing

We will also have the BAA Sales on site

Please use this map to find the venue 

Parking is behind sharing with the Co-op and there is more parking behind the Civic Hall access from Queen Street.

                                              

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 2017 March 1st
  • Contacting the BAA office on 0207 734 4145 (staffed 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri).

Map