The TORBAY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY is a group of people of all ages and from all walks of life bound together by a common interest in Astronomy. We pride ourselves in the fact that if you are either an experienced astronomer or simply someone who would like to know a little more about the stars and the Universe, our Society can answer your need.
Why not come along and join us? We guarantee you a warm welcome.
Meetings at Torquay Boys' Grammar School,
|2012 September 13||Dr David Acreman: "The spiral arms of our Galaxy"|
|September 20||Observational evening - (focus on Albireo & M57)|
|October 4||Professor Ian Morison (Jodrell Bank and Gresham Professor of Astronomy) : "It's About Time"|
|October 18||Observational evening - (focus on the double cluster in Perseus & M31)|
|November 8||Dr Ed Gomez: "The Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network"|
|November 22||Observational evening - (focus on Jupiter & the Moon)|
|December 6||Mini lectures by members - including: Tony Deyes:"Getting your head round the Moon"
(other contributions welcomed). With Mince Pies and Raffle!
|2013 January 10||Observational evening - (focus on the Orion Nebula & Betelgeuse)|
|January 24||Secretarial Address- David Love"Measuring the Universe"|
|February 7||Observational evening - (focus on M81/M82 galaxy pair & the M44 open cluster)|
|February 28||Prof Andrew Coates: "The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer"|
|March 14||Observational evening - (focus on M35, M36 & the crescent Moon)|
|March 21||Quiz Evening (against Barnstaple Astronomical Society), chaired by Keith Ball|
|April 11||Observational evening - (focus on the M3 globular cluster & the binary star Mizar)|
|April 25||Dr Paul Olver: "Geology and Astronomy"|
|May 16||Annual General Meeting and Summer 2012 preview|
|June 20||Summer Social Evening|
All meetings commence at 7.30 pm and typically finish at around 10 pm
CHAIRMAN: David Norman|
T:01803 407671 M:07763 200702
VICE CHAIRMAN and EQUIPMENT OFFICER:
SECRETARY: David Love
Subscriptions and Visitors' Fees:
Adult: £15 annual membership or £3 per lecture meeting / £2 per observational meeting;
Senior Citizens: £10 annual membership or £3 per lecture meeting / £2 per observational meeting;
Students (under 16): £5 annual membership or £1 per meeting;