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: The Mystery of the Ice Volcanoes

Date: 15th August 2019 at 7:30pm

Speaker: William Joyce

We are familiar with volcanoes on earth. But what about other worlds? This talk explores volcanoes on other planets in our solar system and then looks at how ice volcanism on outer icy worlds are causing astronomers to rethink conventional planetary geology ideas.


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).

21st November

Dr David Whitehouse - Apollo 11.

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