Each Thursday we meet in The Godlee Observatory (apart from the Public Lecture evenings and the Christmas/New Year break, when the Observatory will be closed), from about 19:00. Any scheduled talks will start at about 20:00. Weather permitting, we may also observe using the telescopes until as late as people want to stay. If you are interested in coming to any of these meetings please see the visitor information page.
January - April 2019
A brief look at the Sun, Eclipses, and Saros Cycles for Beginners
May - August 2019
The talk would cover:
• Overview of the work which has been done on SETI so far
• Outline the rare earth hypothesis
The talk will cover: Messages sent from Earth out into space, e.g. the Arecibo message and Artefacts from Earth (messages on spacecraft designed to leave the solar system e.g Voyager Golden Record, the Pioneer Plaque)
Following this 30 minute video, there will be the opportunity for Informal Discussion of Astronomical Topics
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first men to set foot on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin,
explaining "Why did we go to the Moon" and covering various "firsts" that had to be achieved to get there
Member's Notice Board
Posted: 04 October 2019
Members are reminded that Annual Subscriptions were due on 1st October 2019
Posted: 9 January 2019
Updated: 30 August 2019
The MAS has now closed access to this website using the domain manastro.co.uk.
manastro.co.uk will cease existence in January 2020.
Posted: 23 July 2018
The MAS website has pages devoted to images of the night sky, as well as the Sun and Moon, and that images may be submitted to the website via e-mail to the webmaster, in addition to posting on the MAS Facebook page.
Details about image submission can be found here.
September - December 2019
Don't forget, Subscriptions were due on 1st October
Some time tonight will be allocated to collection of your Subscription
Note: Payments can now be made online as well as by cash/cheque
'At the instant the Omega Point is reached, life will have gained control of all matter and forces not only in a single universe, but in all universes whose existence is logically possible; life will have spread into all spatial regions in all universes which could logically exist, and will have stored an infinite amount of information, including all bits of knowledge which it is logically possible to know. And this is the end’
Health & Safety Notice
Safety procedures within the Godlee Observatory are maintained for the safety of members, staff and visitors to the observatory.
All visitors must be accompanied by a warden or a trained society member when entering the Godlee dome.
Please note that due to Health and Safety restrictions, persons under 11 years of age are not allowed to use the spiral staircase nor enter the Godlee dome area (where the telescopes are situated).
The walkway on the outside of the dome is not accessible.
All persons in the Godlee Observatory complex must observe all safety procedures and notices as indicated or advised.
All visitors will receive safety instruction upon arrival.
All group visits must be pre-arranged to ensure there are an appropriate number of trained personnel present; this may require a risk assessment. There is a maximum occupancy of 40 persons; this number includes any MAS personnel required to supervise the group.