Lea Valley u3a



LEADER: Laurence Cole

Jan 2022:
The Lea Valley u3a Astronomy group aim to meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm, at The Haywards, Broxbourne, though that might vary according to circumstances.

We are a mixed group of individuals, those more knowledgeable about Astronomy are pleased to share their knowledge with some who are complete beginners.  We try to get everybody participating in discussions about current and recent Astronomical and Space events, including what is going to be visible in the night sky that month.

A more formal part of the meeting will include study of a particular topic in more detail - this may include viewing parts of TV programmes like "The Sky at Night" or "Horizon" or "Brian Cox DVDs" to prompt more discussion and (hopefully!) understanding of topics on the stars and planets as well as more esoteric subjects like the Big Bang, Black Holes and High Energy Astrophysics!

We have the hope that some meetings (particularly in the darker months) will aim to be more practical and look at the night sky with binoculars and telescopes.  None of us are telescope experts, but some of us are hoping to learn!  We also aim to arrange special events to visit places of Astronomical interest.  We did manage a visit to Bayfordbury Observatory, just before lockdown in February 2020.  Hopefully we will be able to plan future expeditions

 If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact the Group Leader.  We usually have a table at the main meeting at The  Spotlight.



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