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: Eise Eisinga, the planetarium in the Bedroom

Date: 18th July 2019 at 7:30pm

Speaker: Lillian Hobbs

Discover the story of the Dutch amateur astronomer Eise Jeltes Eisinga who built a planetarium in his house. Bought for the Dutch state by King William 1st it is the world's oldest functioning orrery.


6 Month Subs are due from Members. (Now £20)

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

Future Meetings

Future meeting & events include;

Date TBC

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

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Federation of Atronomical Societies
Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies