MSAS

"the advancement of education for the public benefit in astronomy and its associated sciences"

British Astronomical Association Event

Public Outreach

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

Event Organisers:

Mrs Hazel Collett: email meetings@britastro.org Tel: 07944 751277 (mobile) Steve Taylor Local contact: email steve.taylor27@blueyonder.co.uk Tel: 01709 590444/07779447353 (mobile)

 

Details can be found on the BAA website at: www.britastro.org/swintonb2b

 

Programme:

10:00

Registration – Tea/coffee

10:30

Official welcome – BAA President – Dr Jeremy Shears

10:35

So what astronomy can I do? – Mrs Hazel Collett

10:45

What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Jeremy Shears

11:30

Lunar observing & Workshop – Bill Leatherbarrow

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society  Paul D’Silva

13:30

Planet observing & Workshop – Mike Foulkes

14:15

Radio Astronomy – Paul Hyde

15:30

Afternoon Tea

16:00

Imaging for beginners – Tony Morris

16:45

Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle

17:00

Close.

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