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The Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture 2016

Keen astronomers will be tuning in to the BBC's popular Stargazing Live TV show, and we are delighted to announce that one of the presenters, Professor Chris Lintott of Oxford University, will be our guest for the annual Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Black Tie Dinner and Lecture.

Professor Lintott is of course best known as presenter on the BBC Four show The Sky at Night, first joining the show when it was hosted by Sir ...
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The Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture 2015

Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture 2015

The West Buckland School Astronomical Society will host the third Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Black Tie Meal and Lecture on Friday 24th April at 6pm. This year’s guest speaker is BBC Four Sky at Night presenter Pete Lawrence. Pete is one of the world’s leading astro-imagers and was inspired in the world of astronomy after a visit to his school from Sir Patrick Moore many years ago.

The lecture ...
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Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture 2014

Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture

The second lecture in commemoration of Sir Patrick Moore’s kindness and hospitality to members of West Buckland School’s Astronomical Association will take place on the evening of Friday 2nd May.

Our distinguished speaker, Dr John Mason MBE, is an old friend of Patrick Moore and has presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on television, written numerous best-selling books on astronomy and when not pursuing an international career as an entertaining ...
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Melton and District Astronomical Society February meeting

On Friday February 28, space artist Tony Wilmot will be giving a talk 'Nebulae and star clusters in the summer sky', including some of Tony's fantastic space art. Further details can be fould on our website http://www.meltonastrosoc.org/
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Melton and District Astromical Society November meeting

Friday November 29, 'Galaxies, their structure and evolution' by David Conner.
Meetings are held in Gaddesby Village Hall, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE7 4WF, doors open at 7.45 pm, all welcome. Visit http://www.meltonastrosoc.org/index.html for more information.
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Melton and District Astronomical Society October meetings.

Friday October 11, 'Stars, their formation and evolution' by David Conner.
Friday October 23, Dr Ann Bonell will be giving a talk on a topic from the history of astronomy.
Meetings are held in Gaddesby Village Hall, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, doors open at 7.45 pm, all welcome. Visit http://www.meltonastrosoc.org/index.html for more information.
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Starfest III convention

Hello all,
Starfest returns!!!

Into it's 3rd year now and getting bigger and better!!

Colchester Essex at The Colchester Institute.

Top speakers, trade stands,Stardome Planetarium, Space Art and models on display.

Catering van, hot and cold drinks, snacks and more.

For more info and ticket purchases please go to:

http://www.neas.me.uk/starfest
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Peter Grego on the Moon!

On Tuesday the 17th of September at 7.30pm, leading lunar authority Peter Grego will deliver "The Moon Masterclass" at West Buckland School (EX32 0SX) an event organised by the West Buckland School Astronomical Society in Association with the North Devon Astronomical Society. It is held as part of the West Buckland Festival 2013, from whose website details and tickets may be obtained:

http://www.westbucklandfestival.co.uk/
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Wells & Mendip Astronomers

Hi, we're a new group down in Somerset. We're aiming to do a lot of public outreach and have had a lot of interest so far, with a dynamic and enthusiastic group. Come and join us if you're down our way. New website under construction at http://www.wellsastronomers.org.uk and you can also see our draft calendar here. Also check out http://www.starsoversomerset.com
Clear skies!
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Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture

West Buckland School Astronomical Society in association with the North Devon Astronomical Society.


The inaugural Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Allan Chapman (of Oxford University) on Friday the 3rd of May 2013 in the 150 Theatre at West Buckland School, Exmoor, Devon, EX32 0SX.



The event will begin at 7.45pm and an admission of £5 is payable on the door. There is ample free parking on site. If the weather ...
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