Plymouth Astronomical Society meetings
  • Room 411, Top Floor, Babbage Building

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The Plymouth Astronomical Society (PAS) meets every month at the University of Plymouth. Society meetings are free to members and visitors are very welcome to attend at a cost of £2 on the door. 

For further information, please contact David Wilton (PAS Chairman) on 01752 880618 / or Ken Facey (PAS Membership Secretary) on 07818 877248 /

All meetings are held in the Babbage Building and there is disabled access to the venue. If the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.

Friday 8 September: The Night Sky in September

  • O B Associations in the Vicinity of the Sun and their Origins, by Mike Shearer

Friday 13 October: The Night Sky in October

  • Solar Eclipse Chasing - Going to Where the Sky Went Dark, by Chris Cooke
  • The American Solar Eclipse 2017, by David Wilton

Friday 10 November: The Night Sky in November

  • Equipment Display and Discussion 
If you are considering buying something for Christmas then this is the meeting for you!

Friday 8 December: The Night Sky in December

  • My Love Affair with the Moon, by John Foster
  • Christmas Quiz and Raffle

Friday 12 January: The Night Sky in January

  • Caroline Herschel, an Astronomical Trailblazer, by Sheila Evans
  • Wehner von Braun - Shooting for the Stars (well, mostly), by Dr Mike McCulloch, lecturer in Geomatics at the University of Plymouth

Friday 9 February: The Night Sky in February

  • Astrophotography evening

Friday 9 March: The Night Sky in March

David is the PAS Patron and is currently Chair of the Steering Board for the UK Space Agency. He was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2012-14.

Friday 13 April: The Night Sky in April

  • The Formation of Stars and their Planetary Systems, by Dr Claire Davies 

Claire is a Research Fellow in the Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter.

Friday 11 May: The Night Sky in May

  • Binocular Astronomy, by Stephen Tonkin 
Stephen has a monthly column on this topic in the Sky at Night Magazine. He runs two interesting websites – The Binocular Sky and The Astronomical Unit

Friday 8 June: The Night Sky in June

  • Charles Messier (1730-1817): The Ferret of Comets, by Dr Allan Chapman 
Allan is a historian at Wadham College, Oxford and is President of the Society for the History of Astronomy.

Friday 13 July: The Night Sky in July

  • Fantastically Wrong: Percival Lowell's Great Legacy, by John Foster
  • Summer Quiz and Raffle

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