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: A Trio of Talks!

Date: 20th July at 7:30pm

Speaker: James Fradgley (Wimborne Astronomical Society)

James has taken on the unenviable task of educating us on 3 diverse subjects in just over an hour!

  • OBAFGKM: the classification of stars.
  • Night Vision for Astronomers: how the eye works and some hints and tips for observing.
  • Lagrange Points: what they are and what they can be used for.


6 Month Subs are due from Members.

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

©Foredown Tower Astronomers

Federation of Atronomical Societies
Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies