British Astronomical Association Event
Saturday, 11th March 2017 (10:00 - 17:30)
Venue: Swinton Masonic Hall
Are you new to Astronomy?
Then the BAA “Back to Basics” Workshop is for YOU!
Saturday March 11th 2017
SWINTON MASONIC HALL, 63 STATION STREET, SWINTON, MEXBOROUGH S64 8PZ
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 BAA Members & children under 16. £10.00 for non-members. Price includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.
We are pleased to advise the following retailers will also be coming,
BAA Sales, W&W Astro and The Far-Sighted Binocular Company
SPACE IS LIMITED SO ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRE-BOOK
Our Hosts: The Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society was formed in 1978, the MSAS serves amateur astronomers in the surrounding area covering Swinton, Mexborough, Rotherham and the Dearne Valley. We welcome anyone interested in astronomy. Members come from all walks of life and range from beginners just starting out to experienced amateurs with a wealth of knowledge. Members have varied interests including Astro Photography, Solar, lunar and planetary observing. Not all members are active observers, and the society caters equally well for the armchair or internet astronomer. We have our own Observatory at Lee Brook Lane, Hoober, Wentworth where we regularly hold Public Viewing Evenings. We maintain close ties with other local charities in particular the RSPB at the Old moor reserve Manvers where we hold several events through the year. Other local observing events include Thrybergh Country Park, Clifton Park, Rotherham and Boston Castle, Moorgate, Rotherham. Full detailed directions and map can be found on the BAA web site
Mrs Hazel Collett: email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07944 751277 (mobile) Steve Taylor Local contact: email email@example.com Tel: 01709 590444/07779447353 (mobile)
Details can be found on the BAA website at: www.britastro.org/swintonb2b
Registration – Tea/coffee
Official welcome – BAA President – Dr Jeremy Shears
So what astronomy can I do? – Mrs Hazel Collett
What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Jeremy Shears
Lunar observing & Workshop – Bill Leatherbarrow
Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society Paul D’Silva
Planet observing & Workshop – Mike Foulkes
Radio Astronomy – Paul Hyde
Imaging for beginners – Tony Morris
Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle
Details Correct at time of Printing