Guildford Astronomical Society

John Axtell is contributing a half-hour, once a month, programme on Brooklands Radio. Details of the nature of the programme and a direct link to John’s podcast can be seen on our News page.

If you have questions about astronomy, or have just received your first telescope and want to know what to do next, John Evans may be able to help here –
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May Meeting - Dr Marcell Tessenyi

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 3rd May 2018 at 7:30pm.

Twinkle: An Alternative Approach to Science Space Missions


Twinkle is a small, low-cost mission that will use spectroscopy to decode the light from hundreds of extrasolar planets. Twinkle will be able to reveal, for the first time, the chemical composition, weather and history of worlds orbiting distant stars. The Twinkle satellite will be built in the UK and launched into a low-Earth orbit within 3 to 4 years, using a platform designed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and instrumentation led by UCL. This project also is allowing for collaboration between amateurs and professionals in gathering data for candidate stellar systems. Dr Tessenyi will be updating us with the latest developments in this exciting program.

As well as project managing the Twinkle mission has is also CEO of Blue Skies Space Ltd. Dr Tessenyi has a PhD in astrophysics from University College London in exoplanet spectroscopy. He has worked in France and in the UK, gaining experience in engineering and management training.

Dr Marcell Tessenyi

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.

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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)