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.


Our last meeting of this season will be our AGM, followed by member talks.

Pressing issues:

  • A new treasurer needed
  • Membership card image needed
  • Talks needed

If you can help with any of these, please let the chairman know!