Guildford Astronomical Society

Wishing to become a member of Guildford Astronomical Society? Discover the benefits and facilities.
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Mike Maunder, our member in Alderney, has an interesting note on the 14th November’s ‘Supermoon’.
Click here to read.

The RAS are celebrating 100 years of having female Fellows and a series of articles on prominent female astronomers has been written for the RAS’ A&G Journal. Until February 2017 the articles are freely available for public access at this link.

 

January Meeting - Guy Hurst

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 5th January 2017 at 7:30pm.

Variable Stars: a vital area of observing for amateur astronomers


A study of the history of variable stars is described and the huge efforts to catalogue and classify them. The work of the various organisations such as the AAVSO and BAA Variable Star Section is described and how a team effort pooling results from many observers can be very valuable. The drawing of charts and how comparison stars are selected and measured will be covered, Special emphasis given on unique variables which defy classification especially the eruptives objects.

Guy Hurst

Visitors are most welcome to attend. We charge just £5 (£4 Junior/Student guests) per meeting to help cover the cost of the room hire.

For more details of the meeting location go to the meetings page.

The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of the Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies (SAGAS)

The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of both the
Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies (SAGAS)
and the Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS).

The Guildford Astronomical Society is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies (FAS)