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 Emmaus Community Café on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Free parking is available on site.

Guests are welcome to all evenings at a cost of £3 (includes refreshments) and should they then wish to join membership costs £15 per 6 months.

Next Meeting: Sunspots & 50 years of moon exploration

Date: 17th August at 7:30pm

Apollo 15

Speaker: Peter Fishenden (Society Member) & John Davies (Society Member)

Apollo 15

We are once again having a couple of shorter talks rather than one longer one.

It was recently 50 years since the first probes were sent to the moon and Peter will be looking at some of the milestones of lunar missions.

John will be giving a presentation he likes to call "Why do sunspots shine so dark?" looking at the formation of sunspots and (hopefully) including some images captured with the solar filter and camera he bought at the recent SAGAS conference.


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

Future Meetings

Future meeting & events include;

September 21st 2017

Prof. Louise Harra (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) - Solar Observing

October 19th 2017

Dr. Lilian Hobbs - Wish You Were Here (for astronomers)

November 16th 2017

Dr David Whitehouse - Subject TBC

January 18th 2018

Will Joyce (Society President) - A Whistle Stop Tour of The Universe

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