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Regular meetings are held on the 1st Friday of the month from 7.20 to 10pm at the Soltau Center,St James-the-Less,
Stubbings, Maidenhead SL6 6QW.
Click here for a map of the area.

No meetings in July or August.


When you arrive, please pick up your name badge and sign in.
Pay your visitor fee (£2 refundable on joining).
A committee member will make contact and welcome you during the evening.
Any questions? Ask one of the committee members, or your neighbour. Hope you enjoy the topic.

Meeting outline:

Doors are opened from 7.15pm
Announcements followed by Main Topic(s) 7.45 to 9pm.
Refreshment break 9pm-9.20 (Observing outside if clear)
Second half 9.30-10 pm

Afterwards: Observing at our local site if clear.

Last updated: 2018 June14 1700 BST - Ideas for November

Meetings 2018/2019

Main Topics for 2018-2019:


September 7: Guest Speaker Colin Stuart MSc. FRAS "13 Journeys Through Space and Time"
( Astronomy author, science writer and international speaker )

October 5: Guest Speaker Dr. Stuart Eves FRAS "The future is out of this world (future satellite technology) "
( Mission Concepts Engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), Guildford)

November 2: Talks from members
Possible topics: Comet 46P / Wirtanen: is it shaping up ? Photos to show....


December 7 - Christmas Quiz and Social - The quiz questions will be set this time by David Mason
Subjects will be on: General astro knowledge, meeting content, news, observing.


January 4 - Equipment exhibition and practical evening.

Bring some equipment to display or demo. or ask questions of our experienced members.
News from the Dawn mission encounter with MU49, and Comet update.


February 1 - Contributions from members TBA -

March 1 - Guest Speaker: Dr. Aprajita Verma (Senior Researcher, Astrophysics & Cosmology at Oxford University) Subject: The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) [ and large telescope design, incl JWST ]

April 5 - Subject TBA

May 3 - Subject

June 7 - 61st AGM and photo competition