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The group meets Monthly on the Last Thursday from 14.00

Thursday afternoon is not a very good time for star-gazing! However we discuss what is likely to be seen in the night sky in the following month, such as planets, comets and meteor showers, and any general astronomy news.

A few members do have binoculars and telescopes, so during the month, if the weather forecast predicts clear skies at night-time, we sometimes arrange to get together for a star-watching session - usually at a member's home. We have also arranged trips to Keele Observatory, to use their telescopes.

Members are learning together and from each other. There will be a visit in April 2019 to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and Gardens, a joint visit with the Science and Garden Groups. For more information, see the Garden Group page.

On Friday March 20th 2015, the group met in a member's garden to watch the partial eclipse of the sun. As well as members watching the eclipse using eclipse viewing glasses, the image of the eclipse was projected onto a white board using half of a pair of binoculars.

The group visited Jodrell Bank in June

Transit of Mercury across the Sun, May 2016

To find out more about this group:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See the Notices page for how to register.
Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.

Last modified: February 15 2019 17:24:15.