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February
Public Open Evening
Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Societys
Sherwood Observtory Coxmoor Road Sutton in Ashfield Notts NG 17 5LF
Sat Feb 24, 2018
Time: 1845hrs
Price: Adults (over 16) £5 under 16's £1 (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult)
Gaze into our glorious galaxy and beyond with members of the Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society. Our main computer guided 61cm Newtonian Reflector telescope will be scanning the heavens backed up by a number of smaller portable telescopes and binoculars on the external pad. Bring your own binoculars if you wish. Our radio astronomy equipment will be switched on, tracking incoming meteors, and “listening to the sounds of space.” Society members will be on hand to guide you around the wonders of the night sky, pointing out the various stars, constellations, and other celestial treasures. There will be a rolling programme of talks on an astronomy based subject throughout the evening, and children will have fun with our space shuttle game and a “crater creator.” You could also win a prize in our “astrodraw.” Come and look at the exciting plans we are developing to build the first 100 seater planetarium in the area, which we hope to have operational by 2020. At the end of the night, you will be issued with a free sky map and/or an astronomy factsheet to take way. Refreshments and merchandise will be on sale. Free onsite parking. Booking is not required. Disabled access to all areas (but please be aware that the main telescope is situated at the top of a spiral staircase). It’s important to wrap up warm as the majority of time will be spent outside, and astronomy can be a very cold science. In case of poor weather and viewing, the telescopes may be restricted to terrestrial objects, and members will demonstrate their use. All other activities will run as normal.
February
Astronomyy Section AGM
Northamptonshire Natural History Society
16 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD
Mon Feb 26, 2018
Time: 7 30 pm
Price: Free
Northamptonshire Natural History Society Astronomy section AGM. Your chance to elect officers and influence the future of the section.
March
The Cassini Mission To Saturn
Nene Valley Astronomical Society
Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough, Northants NN14 3BX
Thu Mar 1, 2018
Time: 8.00pm
Price: £2
A multi-media presentation looking back at the success of the Cassini Mission to Saturn.
March
Speaker
Northamptonshire Natural History Society
16 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD
Mon Mar 12, 2018
Time: 7 30 pm
Price: Free
Jens Buus. When the time of successive eclipse of Jupiter's moon Io are recorded, it turns out that there are systematic and periodic deviations from the expected values. It was found (by Romer) that this can be explained by assuming that the velocity of light is finite and that its value can be derived from the observations. This talk explains in some detail how this is done, and how various complications can affect the result.
March
XIPE – the history and future of x-ray astronomy
Nene Valley Astronomical Society
Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston, Northants NN9 5AT
Mon Mar 19, 2018
Time: 8.00pm
Price: £3
Professor Norton’s talk will present a survey of the techniques and history of x-ray astronomy culminating in a look ahead to a planned x-ray astronomy mission for the next decade.
March
Guest Speaker Dr Michael Foulkes
Northamptonshire Natural History Society
16 Castilian Terrace, Northampton NN1 1LD
Mon Mar 26, 2018
Time: 7 30 pm
Price: Free
Herschel's Planet Tonight we explore the planet Uranus under the expert guidance of Michael Foulkes, Director of the BAA's Saturn, Uranus and Neptune section. From discovery to the present day. Guests and visitors are welcome.

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