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 £5 (includes refreshments) and should they then wish to join membership costs £20 per 6 months.

Next Meeting: Life in the Universe

Date: 17th January at 7:30pm

Speaker: James Fradgely (Wessex Astronomical Society)

The question of "are we alone" has been one pondered by humans ever since we realised there were other planets and "worlds" within our solar system and beyond. James brings us up to date with the current thinking.


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;

February 21st 2019

Tony Roberts (Chairman Croydon Astronomical Society) - Astronomical Oddities, Strange Observations, Strange Mistakes & Strange Astronomers

March 21st 2019

Graham Bryant (Hampshire Astronomical Group) - Sun, Sea & Smoke

April 17th 2019

Prof. Alan Aylward - Aurorae on Earth and other Planets

May 15th 2019

Roy Easto - Colliding Neutron Stars

Date TBC

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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Federation of Atronomical Societies
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