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BAA Winchester Weekend

Venue: Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Hampshire, S021 2NF (click to see map)
Friday, 2017, April 7 - 19:00 to Sunday, 2017, April 9 - 16:00

For information about booking for this meeting, click here.

The meeting will start with dinner on Friday and will finish on Sunday afternoon.

Accommodation is available on site at Sparsholt College.


The Alfred Curtis Lecture, Exoplanets, and the Quest of Universal Life in the Universe, will be given by Prof Didier Queloz (University of Cambridge).

Other speakers include Dr Leigh Fletcher, Prof Jim Hough, Dr George Seabroke, Prof Andrew Coates, Paul Abel & Pete Lawrence, Bob Mizon and Stewart Moore.

On Saturday afternoon there will be a meeting of the BAA Variable Star Section including talks by Dr Poshak Gandhi, Roger Pickard, Gary Poyner, Andy Wilson and David Boyd.


Prices are being held at the same level as last year. Full board for the whole weekend is £200 for BAA members and £225 for non-members. Demand for places is expected to be high so early booking is recommended. Day attendance is possible (see booking form for prices) but priority will be given to those staying for the whole weekend.

Booking information

We regret that this meeting is now fully booked.