Apologies to all our members that we have been unable to run our normal programme this season.

The situation regarding COVID-19 is still such that we cannot give a definite answer to the question “when will we start again”.

We are mindful that you have all paid subs for the full year and you may well be feeling short-changed by us.  As soon as we have the opportunity, we will convene our postponed AGM where we can discuss a sensible way forward.

Due to the on-going Covid19 crisis, we have decided to suspend our activities until the new season in September.

Please watch this space for further announcements.

We hope that you are all keeping safe and look forward to seeing you when our lives have returned to normal — whenever that may be.

Unfortunately Jonathan Gale cannot make it in May, but he kindly put me in touch with his friend Owen Brazell who will be filling in with a talk about Dark Nebulae.  This sounds like a very interesting topic, so hope you can make it.  Jonathan will hopefully be able to offer a talk some time in the future.

We plan to run our Christmas social event this year and would welcome your input on what you would like us to do.

We usually have a Raffle, Quiz and some other activities prepared by the membership.  People are welcome to bring along activities — they do not have to relate to astronomy, but if you do have anything astronomical to show and tell that would be marvellous.

Send your ideas to the chairman or other committee members.


Our next meeting Friday 19th May is all about imaging.  We will start with a show-and-tell session where you are invited to bring along kit/images/anecdotes/advice etc. to share your experiences of astronomical imaging — both good or bad.

The main talk will be on “Image Processing” by Steve Hill which will look under the hood to see what is really going on when you manipulate image data.