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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903

 Weekly Meetings

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.

Due to redevelopment work on the North Campus, the Godlee Observatory is now closed for an indefinite period - we will advise you of an alternative venue when this has been finalised

You can see what's in the night sky for the next month by visiting our JOURNAL page.

 

 January - April 2022

6th January - VIA ZOOM - SkyNotes for January + Engineering the JWST (video)

VIA ZOOM

SkyNotes for January

13th January - VIA ZOOM - The Grimsby Fireball (video) OR - Venus & Mercury(video)

VIA ZOOM - The Grimsby Fireball (video) OR Venus & Mercury (video)

Grimsby fireball

Venus & Mercury

20th January - Public Lecture via ZOOM - 19.30

Public Lecture via ZOOM, commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
27th January - SkyNotes for February - via ZOOM

SkyNotes for February - via ZOOM

You can join the meeting from about 19:00

The link for Members is in the latest Newsletter

3rd February - Return to the Godlee - Open Evening

Return to the Godlee - Open Evening

Godlee

10th February - Neptune & Uranus (video)

Neptune & Uranus (video)

Uranus

17th February - Public Lecture via ZOOM 19.30

Public Lecture commencing at 19:30

See Lectures page for more information
 
24th February - SkyNotes for March

SkyNotes for March

Mars surface

3rd March - Mars (video)

Mars - (video)

Mars

10th March - A 'variable' evening, with much happening

A 'variable' evening, with much happening

17th March - Public Lecture via ZOOM 19.30

Public Lecture via ZOOM 19.30

See Lectures page for more information
 

Register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc--urDItGd3ja8LWfK5iIj68kEwxJ0Sh

24th March - Video (Audience Choice or the President's Choice)

Video (Audience Choice or the President's Choice)

Video

 

31st March - SkyNotes for April

 

7th April - Comets 2022

Comets 2022

Comet 19P Borelley

14th April - A Variable Evening

A Variable Evening

Variable

21st April - Annual General Meeting

AGM

28th April - SkyNotes for May

SkyNotes for May

 May - August 2022

5th May - Astronomy & Astrology - Are they compatible?

Astronomy & Astrology - Are they compatible?

Astrology chart

12th May - Noctilucent Clouds - Sonia Turkington

Noctilucent Clouds - Sonia Turkington

Noctilucent Clouds

19th May - A Star is Born

A Star is Born

Star Dust

26th May - SkyNotes for June

SkyNotes for June

2nd June - 70 years of Research, Rockets, & Results (postponed)

70 years of Research, Rockets, & Results (postponed)

Rocket

9th June - 70 years of Research, Rockets, & Results

70 years of Research, Rockets, & Results

Rocket

16th June - Observing/Astrophotography evening or Talk by Sonia Turkington (weather dependent)

Observing/Astrophotography evening or Talk by Sonia Turkington - (weather dependent)

23rd June - Unassigned events

Unassigned events

30th June - SkyNotes for July

SkyNotes for July

7th July - 40 years of UFOs - What do we know and don't know about them? - Peter Warrington

What do we know and don't know about them? - Peter Warrington

UFOs at dusk

14th July - 3D Photography and it's applications in Astronomy - Anthony Jennings

3D Photography and it's applications in Astronomy - Anthony Jennings

3D logo

21st July - The ISS - Sonia Turkington

The ISS - Sonia Turkington

ISS

28th July - SkyNotes for August

SkyNotes for August

4th August - Perseids & Other Meteors and their Comets

Perseids & Other Meteors and their Comets

Perseid

11th August - The Sun - Sonia Turkington

The Sun - Sonia Turkington

Sun

18th August - The JWST & Images

The JWST & Images

JWST image

25th August - SkyNotes for September

SkyNotes for September

 Member's Notice Board

Posted: 23 July 2018

The MAS website has pages devoted to images of the night sky, as well as the Sun and Moon, and images may be submitted to the website via e-mail to the webmaster, in addition to posting on the MAS Facebook page.

There is no longer any restriction on image file size.

 September - December 2022

1st September - "Time" - Anthony Jennings

"Time" - Anthony Jennings

Pocketwatch

8th September - 40 years of UFOs - What do we know and don't know about them? (Part 2) - Peter Warrington

40 years of UFOs - What do we know and don't know about them? (Part 2) - Peter Warrington

UFOs at dusk

15th September - What are you looking at? - Anthony Jennings

What are you looking at? - Anthony Jennings

Question

22nd September - "Open Night"

"Open Night"

Question

29th September - SkyNotes for October

SkyNotes for October

ivy

6th October - ?

?

13th October - An African Adventure - Alan Beech

An African Adventure - Alan Beech

Magellanic

20th October - Public Lecture

Public Lecture

See the Lectures page for details

27th October - SkyNotes for November - Online via ZOOM

SkyNotes for November - Online via ZOOM

November 2022

3rd November - An “Unplanned” Evening - open for discussion - Online via ZOOM

An “Unplanned” Evening - open for discussion - Online via ZOOM

10th November -

17th November - Public Lecture

Public Lecture

See the Lectures page for details

24th November -

1st December - SkyNotes for December

SkyNotes for December

8th December -

15th December - Presidential Lecture & Christmas Party

Presidential Lecture

The Lecturewill be followed by the Members' Christmas Party - NO VISITORS tonight, please !!

22nd December - No Meeting Tonight - Christmas / New Year Break

No meeting tonight - Christmas / New Year Break
Wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happier New Year to the Whole World

Merry Christmas
 
29th December - No Meeting Tonight - Christmas / New Year Break

No meeting tonight - Christmas / New Year Break
Wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happier New Year to the Whole World

Merry Christmas
 

 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.