A very enjoyable evening at Hunstanton for what should have been a Solar observing evening but despite scorching sun all day we were clouded out when we arrived at Hunstanton, bless the English weather. However we still had over 50 people visit us and using the assembled scopes to look at ships on the horizon, talking about astronomy and looking at astro photos on our phones, they all seemed to enjoy the event. We will be back in Hunstanton on 28th September at 8pm for views of the night sky.
Another outreach event, this time at the Stradsett Country Show held at Stradsett Hall. We again had a lot of visitors observing the sun, when it popped out from the clouds, and the display in the gazebo was a great hit with the visitors. The troops on parade this time were Frank Dutton, Terry Parish, Dave Talbot and Alan Gosling.
King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society are pleased to announce that they will be co-hosting a Back to Basics Workshop in conjunction with the British Astronomical Association (BAA).
Full details are set out in the poster and via the weblink.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
PLEASE NOTE you must book your place directly with the BAA via their website – www.britastro.org/kingslynnb2b
If you need more information please contact
Tel: 01945 701038
Week beginning 6th February
Two adult outreach events this week
Monday 6th a talk to RAFA Downham Market so of the members here were doing astro navigation before I started astronomy no before I was born. A very enjoyable evening.
Tuesday 7th another adult talk and some telescope viewing too for Marshland St James WI. Everyone enjoyed themselves here too.
Saturday 4th February
This was a special treat for us with Alan, Leon and john making the trek to deepest and darkest rural Norfolk to give a adult presentation of “Heavens Above” to 25 Guide Leaders and some really dark skies enabled them to see the Moon, Venus, Mars and the great nebula in Orion.
Best comment of the evening was “that was so much better than watching a film”.
Wednesday 1st February 2017
A trip to Upwell and the chance for the cub pack to look at the moon through Alan Gosling’s telescope whilst John Craythorne gave them the Junior version of “Heavens above” taking them on a journey from the solar system to the furthest outreaches of the observable universe. We will go back in March to take them through their Space Activity Badge work.
Happy New Year everyone.
Our annual Stargazing Live event is earlier than usual this year. This means with the possibility of clear skies, we will have a darker and longer time to enjoy the night sky.
This is an Outdoor and Indoor event.
The chance (weather permitting) to look at some of the wonders of the sky, and indoor activities to please your curiosity.
SATURDAY 7th JANUARY 2017
Please come along and we will have:
* Telescope Displays & telescopes setup and demonstrated by some of our members
* Advice on using a telescope
* Short Video Clips of Space Exploration and general Astronomical subjects.
* Gallery of Astrophotography
* Children’s Activities
* Interactive Planetarium ( Stellarium demonstrated on a computer screen )
* Astronomy, Space related books for sale
* Outside Burger Van with hot food and drinks
* Cakes and Biscuits, tea and coffee inside our Village Hall
Whatever the weather we have it all going on.
See you for our 2pm opening on Saturday.
Kings Lynn & District Astronomy Society.
I have updated the Events Calendar with all the latest up coming Talks and Events.
As more events are confirmed I will add them in the next coming months. We have a few guest speakers lined up for you this coming year and more to confirm!
Clear Skies all !
This last quarters Astro Photo Winner is Frank Dutton with a nice view of the Milky Way from Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa during a trip he made recently.
Frank took this image with a Panasonic Lumix GF5 Camera at 28mm on a 15 se second exposure using ISO set to 1600.
What is amazing too is that Frank took this under some fear of the local wild life, as he was warned there maybe Baboons in the vicinty so he didnt’t want to hang around outside too long! Also where he stayed there was some light pollution from the local camp.
Well done Frank!