Guildford Astronomical Society

 

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November Meeting - Andrew Thomas

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 5th November 2020 at 7:30pm.

A Zoom talk: Radio Astronomy for Amateurs

It often surprises amateur astronomers that it is possible to observe at radio wavelengths without needing a huge Jodrell Bank sized dish.
This talk will describe some of the observations which can be undertaken by amateur observers, the equipment needed and how to get started.
Projects can start with solar observations which can be made indoors with simple equipment and can progress to more complex outdoor antennas.
Radio astronomy is not limited by light pollution and weather and can be an interesting sideline to optical observations.

Andrew Thomas

For details of this seasons meetings go to the meetings page.

 

In the light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the Government’s advice on social distancing we have suspended our monthly meetings.

For the 2020 – 2021 season We are starting Zoom talks initially for GAS members only. Details will be sent via email.

Please pop back to this page or our Facebook page (icon at top right of this web page) to check for updates.

During Lockdown we have a newsletter, GAS LIGHT, to help keep you entertained. You can find the current and previous issues at –
GAS Light.

If you’d like to contribute please contact the Editor & GAS President at –
The Editor

If you have questions about astronomy, choosing and using telescopes and other equipment, John Evans may be able to help here –
ask-an-astronomer.

But before that !

DON’T BUY THAT TELESCOPE UNTIL YOU’VE READ THIS!

John Axtell has a forty minute, once a month, programme on Brooklands Radio. Details of which and a  link to John’s podcast can be seen on our

News page.

Matt’s Books of the Month

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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)