Foredown Tower Astronomers are a friendly, social group of amateur astronomers that meet once a month to listen to a guest speaker and then enjoy conversation over light refreshments. If the skies are clear members are asked to bring their telescopes for some observing which guests can also join.

Meetings are held at the The Foredown Tower on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Free parking is available on site.

Guests are welcome to all evenings at a cost of £5 (includes refreshments) and should they then wish to join membership costs £20 per 6 months.

Next Meeting: Colliding Neutron Stars

Moving heart of the Crab Nebula

Date: 16th May 2019 at 7:30pm

Speaker: Roy Easto (Croydon Astronomical Society)

Moving heart of the Crab Nebula

There are few objects in the universe as exotic as neutron stars. Considered just the relic of a once "live" star, these objects are now taking centre stage as vital factories for the building of the heavy elements we see all around us.


If clear skies are forecast please bring your telescope and there will be some observing after the talk.

Future Meetings

Future meeting & events include;

June 20th 2019

John Davies - Solar Observing, Peter Fishenden - Topic TBC

July 18th 2019

Lillian Hobbs - Eisa Esinga, the planetarium in the Bedroom.

Date TBC

Prof. Iacopo Vivarelli - Dark Matter and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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