LEADERS: Laurence Cole and Mike Cording
Valley U3A Astronomy group is now under way. We have started as a small
and have agreed to meet in each other's homes at present. We will
aim to meet in the evening, on the first Tuesday of the month at
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. The one
lady in the group so far would welcome others!
The meetings will generally start with everybody participating in a
discussion 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!
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. Some of the group have already
made a visit to Greenwich Observatory.
If you are interested in becoming involved, contact the Group Leaders.
Laurence will be at the Family History table at the Spotlight main