Guildford Astronomical Society

History of the Society

Humble Beginnings

Formed in 1955, Guildford Astronomical Society was originally the Guildford
Branch of the Junior Astronomical Society, (JAS) as recorded in the surviving record book, which is preserved
for posterity and reference as a record of our beginnings. Inside the front cover of the book, in fading ink,
the first entry says, “Nov,1955. 7 Vicarage Gate – Guildford. Mr Noon inaugurates Guildford J.A.S.”.

In these early days the meeting were held in the homes of the various founder members. One of these early
members, Mrs Dorothy Clapson, has been of great assistance in the recording of the Society’s history. In
December 1955, Mr Leslie Ball, the famous pioneer lunar cartographer, astronomer, astronomical artist and
resident of Guildford gave a talk to the Guildford JAS, on the subject of the Moon. This must have been a
success, for the next meeting was held at Warwick bench in February 1956, was again given by Leslie on the same
subject and indeed it transpires that this was a 2-part talk. Other speakers to the society appear in the
inside the front cover of the early record book and are as follows:

  • June 1956 Tangley Cottage, Wonersh – Mr Thorne talks on a Caxton Hall visit and telescopic
    observation.
  • October 1956 Warwick Bench, Guildford – Mr Cowburn talks on aspects of astronomy.
  • December 1956 7 Vicarage Gate, Guildford (CANCELLED)
  • February 1957 Derry Dale,Clandon – Mr Noon talks on forthcoming events in the night sky.
  • April 1957 Tangley Cottage, Wonersh – Mr Patrick Moore gives an illustrated talk on the
    planets.

At the bottom of the inside front cover is the following comment, “2 trips to Mr Noons observatory at
Oxshott also took place 1956-57”.

In 1957, the first minutes from a meeting of the Guildford JAS were recorded in the same book.

“A general meeting of the Junior Astronomical Society, Guildford Branch was held on Tuesday May 7th 1957
at Mr and Mrs Maloy’s house, W. Clandon. Seven members were present. There was a great deal of business on the
agenda – the appointment of officers for the succeeding year and problems involved in the administration,
charities and future policy of the Society. Mrs Maloy resigned form her office as co-Secretary due to pressure
of other activities. Mrs Gregson the former co-Secretary was re-elected. Miss K Harding was elected Treasurer.
It was decided that members pay an annual subscription due in May of 5 shillings to cover postage, possible
expenses incurred in inviting visiting speakers and to form a residual fund for any other expenses that might
crop up. Members also discussed the suggestion made by Patrick Moore when he visited the Guildford group on
April at Wonersh, that the group could expand and invite the interested school age children to join meetings.
This was thought to be impractical on a large scale, mainly owing to the habitual time and place of meetings
which are held in the late evening at private houses. However it was hoped to stimulate interest in the young
by probably arranging a big daytime meeting with a guest speaker, later in the autumn, possibly in
collaboration with the Guide and Scout organisations. Finally members discussed the possibility of tackling
rather more study and developing set topics arranged amongst themselves. It was hoped that this would lead to
more frequent meetings at about 6 week intervals, and thus reduce the difficulties involved in endeavouring to
ask an outside speaker to every meeting. After delicious coffee and cakes had been provided by Mrs Maloy it was
agreed that the next meeting should take place on Tuesday June 18th and that the evenings topic should be the
Moon.

M.Gregson”

…and so the first minutes ever recorded of Guildford Branch of the Junior Astronomical Society were
written.

The first meeting in a venue of another type was held at the Red Cross House in Jenner Road. This venue was
used on several occasions when an ‘open meeting’ was held for members and their friends. In addition to the Red
Cross House, another venue was introduced for the May 6th 1969 meeting, this being the Lantern Cafe in Quarry
Street. The reason given as being ‘due to a shortage of accomodation’.

The following meeting on October 7th was held at Fairlands Community Centre. It was announced at the meeting
on January 14th 1970, that the meetings for the nest three months be held at the Lantern Restaurant, at a
charge of 5 shillings per head for refreshments. In the event, the next 7 meetings were held there, the last
being on Tuesday October 1970. From there the meetings moved to the Corona Cafe in the High Street.

At the AGM on June 3rd 1975 it was decided to move the monthly meetings to the Brew House, at the back of
the Library in North Street, this being due to the fact that the Society had outgrown the Corona Cafe. From
1971 onwards the monthly reports seem to have stopped and only reports of the AGM’s appear in the second book.
The move was made to the Guildford Institute in 1980 due to the rising costs of hiring the Brew House, where we
still hold our regular meetings.

The 80’s

Regular monthly observing sessions were only very occasional up to the
1980’s. In the early 80’s Rory Fenner assumed the mantle of Master of Ceremonies for these events and the
gradully developed into the monthly sessions we still run to this day. During National Astronomy Week in 1985
to celebrate the return of Halley’s Comet, evening observing sessions for the public were held at Pewley Downs
for a week to view the comet. Over 1,000 people arrived over the period. Brian States and David Dyer also
opened their observatory to the public using the 12″ telescope and all who came, (some 100), saw it.

There have always been trips of astronomical nature arranged at least once in most years, such as Jodrell
Bank, Royal Observatory Grenwich and the Herschel Museum in Slough, but the Society trip of 1986 was by far the
most ambitious.

The President, Phillip Beastall arranged a coach trip for a few days to the observatories of Paris and
Meudon in France. The trip went ahead with few problems, the worst being the necessity of persuading people
from outside the Society to make up the numbers required to fill the coach.

In 1987, the President, Brian States negotiated the purchase of an historic 20.5″ telescope for £700. This
instrument was at the time, one of the largest in amateur hands in the south of England. It is now known as the
John Smith Telescope

Twinned with Houston Astronomical Society

Brian States with Larry Wadle from Houston had been instrumental bringing to
fruition the idea of twinning both Societies. Larry had been attending GAS meetings whilst working in Guildford
on secondment. 1987 saw the formal signing of the Twinning charter between GAS and the Houston Astronomical
Society which was signed by him and the President of Houston Astronomical Society, Lee Cain on 5th June,
1987.

Initially, the idea was to co-operate on joint projects of scientific value, such as the observation of
variable stars. The 90 degree difference in the longitude of our 2 Societies allows a longer period of
observing a given object. As we lose an object in the morning sky – Houston being 6 hours behind us can carry
on with the observation. There is also an exchange of magazines and written letters between members of the two
Societies. We also publish a monthly article (‘Pond Talk’), in the Houston Magazine, ‘GUIDESTAR’, thus keeping
them up to date with what is happening over here.

Past Officers

The following list details the Officers and Committee members since the
beginning of the Society.

 

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  • 1955 to 1956 No Officers
    1956 to 1957 No Officers
    1957 to 1958 Secretary – Mrs Maloy
    Treasurer – Miss K Harding
    1958 to 1967 Secretary – Mr Kenneth Cowburn
    Treasurer – Mr John Maloy
    1967 to 1968 Chairman – Mr Brian Leighton
    Secretary – Mr Kenneth Cowburn
    Treasurer – Mr John Maloy
    1968 to 1969 Chairman – Mr Brian Leighton
    Secretary – Mr K Gilham
    Treasurer – Mr John Maloy
    1969 to 1970 Chairman – Mr Brian Leighton
    Secretary – Mrs Dorothy Clapson
    Treasurer – Mr John Maloy
    1970 to 1971 President – Mr Charles Field
    Secretary – Mrs Dorothy Clapson
    Treasurer – Mr John Maloy/Mr Willian Scantlesbury
    1971 to 1972 President – Mr Charles Field
    Secretary – Mrs Dorothy Clapson
    Treasurer – Mr Willian Scantlesbury
    Committee – Mr Arthur Croker, Mr G Pascual
    1972 to 1973 President – Mr Charles Field
    Secretary – Mrs Dorothy Clapson
    Treasurer – Mr Willian Scantlesbury
    Committee – Mr Michael McOnegal, Mr Edward Masters, Mrs Livock, Miss Sheila Morris
    1973 to 1974 President – Mr Charles Field
    Secretary – Mrs Dorothy Clapson
    Assistant Secretary – Mrs Jean Mickle
    Treasurer – Mr Edward Masters
    Committee – Mr Anthony Hudson, Mr Anthony Mickle
    1974 to 1975 President – Mr John Smith
    Secretary – Mrs Dorothy Clapson
    Assistant Secretary – Mrs Jean Mickle
    Treasurer – Mr Edward Masters/Mrs Shiela Morris
    Committee – Mr R McKay, Mrs John Smith
    1975 to 1976 President – Mr John Smith
    Secretary – Mrs Dorothy Clapson
    Assistant Secretary – Mrs Jean Mickle
    Treasurer – Mrs Shiela Morris
    Committee – Mr John Vines, Mr Brian Shorter
    1976 to 1977 President – Mr Anthony Mickle
    Secretary – Mrs Dorothy Clapson
    Treasurer – Mrs Shiela Morris
    Committee – Mr Lawrence Anslow, Mr John Burger
    1977 to 1978 President – Mr Anthony Mickle
    Secretary – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Treasurer – Mrs Shiela Morris
    Press – Mr Christopher Hopper
    Committee – Mr Arthur Good, Mr Rory Fenner
    1978 to 1979 President – Mr Dennis Bradshaw
    Secretary – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Treasurer – Mrs Shiela Morris
    Press – Mr Rory Fenner
    Committee – Mr Brian Shorter, Mr Christopher Hopper
    1979 to 1980 President – Mr Dennis Bradshaw
    Secretary – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Treasurer – Mrs Shiela Morris
    Committee – Mr Peter Knee, Mr Christopher Hopper
    1980 to 1981 President – Mr Peter Knee
    Secretary – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Treasurer – Mrs Shiela Morris
    Committee – Mr Ron Wood, Mr Brian Shorter, Mr John Smith, Mr Dennis Bradshaw, Mr Zachary Moores
    1981 to 1982 President – Mr Peter Knee
    Secretary – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Treasurer – Mrs Shiela Morris
    Committee – Mr Ron Wood, Mr Brian Shorter, Mr John Smith, Mrs Olive Bannatyne, Mr Zachary Moores
    1982 to 1983 President – Mr Peter Knee
    Secretary – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Treasurer – Mrs Shiela Morris
    Librarian – Mr Brian Shorter
    Newsletter Editor – Mr Brian States
    Committee – Mr Ron Wood, Mr B Ryan, Mr Anthony Mickle, Mrs Olive Bannatyne, Mr Matthew Stevens
    1983 to 1984 President – Mr Ian Howard-Duff
    Secretary – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    Librarian – Mr Brian Shorter
    Magazine Editor/Houston Coordinator – Mr Brian States
    Deputy Editor – David Dyer
    Committee – Mr Ron Wood, Mr John Smith, Mrs Olive Bannatynne
    1984 to 1985 President – Mr Ian Howard-Duff
    Vice-President – Peter Knee
    Secretary – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    Librarian – Mr Brian Shorter
    Magazine Editor/Houston Coordinator – Mr Brian States
    Deputy Editor – Mr David Dyer
    Committee – Mr Olive Bannatynne, Mr John Smith, Mr Simon Bradshaw, Miss Joy Bunyan
    1985 to 1986 President – Mr Phillip Beastall
    Vice-President – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Secretary – Ian Howard-Duff
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    Librarian – Mr Brian Shorter
    Magazine Committee – Miss Joy Bunyan, Mr Simon Bradshaw, Mr Phillip Griffiths
    Houston Coordinator – Mr Brian States
    Observational Coordinator – Mr Rory Fenner
    Committee – Mr Ron Wood, Mr Peter Knee
    1986 to 1987 President – Mr Phillip Beastall
    Vice-President – Mrs Joan Prosser
    Secretary – Ian Howard-Duff
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    Librarian – Mr Brian Shorter
    Magazine Editor – Miss Joy Bunyan
    Assistant Editor – Mr Peter Dean
    Houston Coordinator – Mr Brian States
    Observational Coordinator – Mr Rory Fenner
    1987 to 1988 President – Mr Brian States/Mr Phillip Beastal
    Vice-President – Mr Phillip Beastall
    Secretary – Mr Peter Dean
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    Librarian – Mr Brian Shorter
    Magazine Editor – Miss Joy Bunyan
    Assistant Editor – Mr Peter Dean
    Houston Coordinator – Mr Brian States
    Observational Coordinator – Mr Rory Fenner
    Press Officer – Mr Phillip Beastall
    Committee – Mrs Joan Prosser, Mr Peter Knee, Mr Simon Marchant, Mr Ian Howard-Duff, Mr John Smith
    1988 to 1989 President – Mr Phillip Beastal
    Vice-President – Vacant
    Secretary – Mr Peter Dean
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    Librarian – Mr Brian Shorter
    Magazine Editor – Miss Joy Bunyan
    Assistant Editor – Mr Peter Dean
    Houston Coordinator – Mr Brian States
    Observational Coordinator – Mr Rory Fenner
    Press Officer – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Observatory Director – Mr Phillip Beastall
    Committee – Mr Dave Dyer, Mr Richard Mould, Mr Steve Batterson, Mr Simon Marchant
    1989 to 1990 President – Mr Robert Sutherland
    Vice-President – Mr Peter Dean
    Secretary – Miss Joy Bunyan
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham.
    1990 to 1991 President – Mr Robert Sutherland
    Vice-President – Mr Peter Robertson
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    1991 to 1992 President – Mr Brian Gordon-States
    Vice-President – Mr David Dyer
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham.
    1992 to 1993 President – Mr Peter Dean
    Vice-President – Mr Michael Standage
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    1993 to 1994 President – Mr Michael Standage
    Vice-President – Mr Peter Dean
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    1994 to 1995 President – Mr Robin Cordell
    Vice-President – Mr Michael Standage
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    1995 to 1996 President – Mr Robin Cordell
    Vice-President – Mr Martin Jackson
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    1996 to 1997 President – Mr Martin Jackson
    Vice-President – Mr Robin Cordell
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    1997 to 1998 President – Mr Martin Jackson
    Vice-President – Mr Adrian Orr
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    1998 to 1999 President – Mr Adrian Orr
    Vice-President – Mr Peter Ward
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    1999 to 2000 President – Mr Peter Ward
    Vice-President – Mr Gavin Stacey
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    2000
    to 2001
    President – Mr Peter Ward
    Vice-President – Mr Gavin Stacey
    Secretary – Mr Alan Langmaid
    Treasurer – Mr David Sparham
    Observatory Director – Mr Brian Shorter
    Assitant Observatory Director – Mr Adrian Selby
    Observational Co-ordinator – Mr Gavin Stacey
    Press & Publicity Officer – Mr Jon Laver
    Newsletter Editor – Mr Alan Martin
    Librarian – Mr Laurence Hall
    Member – Mr Jonathan Silverlight
    Member – Mr Grant Privett
    Member – Mr Robert Horton
    Member – Mr John Banks
    2001 to 2002 President – Mr Gavin Stacey
    Vice-President – Mr Martin Jackson
    Secretary – Mr John Bushell
    Treasurer – Mr John Banks
    Observatory Director – Mr Brian Shorter
    Assitant Observatory Director – Mr Adrian Selby
    Observational Co-ordinator – Mr Gavin Stacey
    Press & Publicity Officer – Mr James Wilhelm
    Newsletter Editor – Mr Alan Martin
    Librarian – Mr Laurence Hall
    2002 to 2003 President – Gavin Stacey
    Vice-President – Martin Jackson
    Secretary – John Bushell
    Treasurer – Ted Dodman
    Observatory Director – Brian Shorter
    Assitant Observatory Director – Adrian Selby
    Observational Co-ordinator – Gavin Stacey
    Website – James Wilhelm
    Newsletter Editor – Alan Martin
    Librarian – David Reynolds
    Committee 1 – Chris Hopper
    Committee 2 – Bob Peake
    Committee 3 – Anthony Pascual
    2003 to 2004 President – Gavin Stacey
    Vice-President – Martin Jackson
    Secretary – John Bushell
    Treasurer – Ted Dodman
    Observatory Director – Brian Shorter
    Assitant Observatory Director – Adrian Selby
    Observational Co-ordinator – Gavin Stacey
    Website – James Wilhelm
    Newsletter Editor: Alan Martin for the first few months. Tony Marsh took over temporarily. Neil Ross became the official Editor early 2004.
    2004 to 2005 President – Gavin Stacey
    Vice-President – Peter Wooliams
    Secretary – John Bushell
    Treasurer – Ted Dodman
    Observatory Director – Brian Shorter
    Observational Co-ordinator – John Axtell
    Website – James Wilhelm
    Librarian – David Reynolds
    Newsletter Editor: Neil Ross
    Committee Members – Tony Marsh, Bob Peake, Anthony Pascual, Matthew Mallianson
    Junior Rep. – Ben Chimes.
    2005 to 2006 President – Gavin Stacey
    Vice-President – Martin Jackson
    Secretary – John Bushell
    Treasurer – Ted Dodman
    Observatory Director – Brian Shorter
    Assitant Observatory Director – Adrian Selby
    Observational Co-ordinator – Gavin Stacey
    Website – James Wilhelm
    Newsletter Editor: Neil Ross.
    2008 to 2009 President – John Evans
    Vice-President – Neil Ross
    Secretary – John Axtell
    Treasurer – Ted Dodman
    Observatory Director – Chris Hopper
    Observatory Assitant Director – John Evans
    Observational Co-ordinator – John Axtell
    Observational Co-ordinator Assistant – Tony Questa
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Website – James Wilhelm
    Newsletter Editor – Neil Ross
    Junior Rep – Ben Chimes
    Auditors – Sheilagh Godwin and John Bushell
    Committee members – Tony Marsh, Peter Woolliams, Bob Peake, Richard Alder
    2009 to 2010 President – John Evans
    Secretary – John Axtell
    Treasurer – Ted Dodman
    Observation Director – Tony Questa
    Outreach Officer – Julia Gaudelli
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Website – Paul Daniels
    Newsletter Editor – Peter Dean
    Committee members – Peter Chance, Brian Gordon-States, Tony Marsh, Pam Noon, Bob Peake, Richard Stebbing
    2010 to 2011 President – John Evans
    Secretary – John Axtell
    Treasurer – Ted Dodman
    Observation Director – Tony Questa
    Outreach Officer – TBA
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Website – Paul Daniels
    Newsletter Editor – Peter Dean
    Committee members – Peter Chance, Brian Gordon-States, Tony Marsh, Pam Noon, Bob Peake, Richard Stebbing, Louise Weller
    2011 to 2012 President – Ted Dodman
    Secretary – TBA
    Treasurer – Tony Questa
    Observation Director – Tony Questa
    Outreach Officer – TBA
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Website – Paul Daniels
    Newsletter Editor – Peter Dean
    Observatory Management Team – Peter Chance, Richard Stebbing
    Committee members – Peter Chance, Chris Franklin, David Jenkinson, Peter Madelaine, Pam Noon, Richard Stebbing, Louise Weller
    2012 to 2013 President – Dr Paul A Daniels
    Secretary – Tony Questa
    Treasurer – Pam Noon
    Observation Director – Rob Graham
    Outreach Officer –
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Website – Chris Franklin
    Newsletter Editor –
    Observatory Management Team – Peter Chance, Tony Questa, Richard Stebbing
    Health & Safety – Dave Jenkinson
    Social – Louise Weller
    Committee members – Peter Chance, Chris Franklin, David Jenkinson, Pam Noon, Richard Stebbing, Louise Weller, Symon Plant
    2013 to 2014 President – Dr Paul A Daniels
    Secretary – Tony Questa
    Treasurer – Pam Noon
    Observation Director – Rob Graham
    Outreach Officer – Symon Plant (& Loan Scopes)
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Website – Chris Franklin
    Publicity – Adrian Lilly
    Observatory Management Team – Peter Chance, John Evans, Tony Questa, Richard Stebbing
    Health & Safety – Dennis Butcher
    Committee members – Peter Chance, Chris Franklin, Pam Noon, Richard Stebbings, Louise Weller, Symon Plant
    2014 to 2015 President – Dr Paul A Daniels
    Secretary – Tony Questa
    Treasurer – Pam Noon
    Observation Director – Rob Graham
    Outreach Officer – Symon Plant (& Loan Scopes), Ian Atkins (Deputy Outreach)
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Website – Paul A Daniels
    Publicity – Adrian Lilly
    Observatory Management Team – Peter Chance, John Evans, Tony Questa, Richard Stebbing
    Health & Safety – Dennis Butcher
    Social – Brian Whitehorn (& 60th Anniversary Coordinator)
    Committee members – Peter Chance, Chris Franklin, Pam Noon, Richard Stebbing, Louise Weller, Symon Plant
    2015 to 2016 President – Dr Paul A Daniels
    Secretary – Adrian Lilly
    Treasurer – Pam Noon
    Observation Director – Rob Graham
    Loan Scope Coordinator – Pam Hewitt
    Outreach Officer – Brian Whitehorn
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Webmaster – Anthony Ward
    Publicity – Adrian Lilly
    Observatory Management Team – Peter Chance, John Evans, Tony Questa, Richard Stebbing, Anthony Ward
    Social – Brian Whitehorn
    New Members & Beginners’ Contact – John Evans
    Ask an Astronomer – John Evans
    Committee members – Paul Daniels, Peter Chance, Rob Graham, Matthew Mallinson, Adrian Lilly, Pam Noon, Tony Questa, Anthony Ward, Brian Whitehorn
    2016 to 2017 President – Dr Paul A Daniels
    Secretary – Adrian Lilly
    Treasurer – Pam Noon
    Observation Director – Rob Graham
    Loan Scope Coordinator – Pam Hewitt
    Outreach – John Axtell, Julia Gaudelli, Richard Stebbing
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Webmaster – Anthony Ward
    Publicity – Adrian Lilly
    Observatory Management Team – Peter Chance, John Evans, Tony Questa, Richard Stebbing, Anthony Ward
    Social – Emily Robinson
    New Members & Beginners’ Contact – John Evans
    Ask an Astronomer – John Evans
    Committee members – Paul Daniels, Matthew Mallinson, Adrian Lilly, Pam Noon, Stephen Piatkowski, Emily Robinson, Nick Tanton, Tony Questa, Anthony Ward, George Zealey
    2017 to 2018 President – Dr Paul A Daniels
    Secretary – Adrian Lilly
    Treasurer – Pam Noon
    Observation Director – Rob Graham
    Loan Scope Coordinator – Pam Hewitt
    Outreach Liaison – Stephen Piatkowski
    Outreach – Julia Gaudelli, Richard Stebbing
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Webmaster – Martin Baker
    Publicity – Adrian Lilly
    Safety – Gordon Ebbon
    Observatory Management Team – Peter Chance, Tony Questa, Richard Stebbing, Anthony Ward
    Social – Matthew Mallinson
    New Members & Beginners’ Contact – John Evans
    Ask an Astronomer – John Evans
    Committee members – Paul Daniels, Adrian Lilly, Pam Noon, Matthew Mallinson, Stephen Piatkowski, Nick Tanton, Tony Questa, Martin Baker, Gordon Ebbon
    2018 to 2019 President – Nick Tanton
    Secretary – Jo Weight
    Treasurer – Pam Noon
    Observation Coordinator – Cornelia Ahearn
    Loan Scope Coordinator – Pam Hewitt
    Outreach Liaison – Gordon Joy, Suze Newlands
    Outreach – Julia Gaudelli,
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Webmaster – Martin Baker
    Publicity – Nick Tanton
    Safety – Gordon Ebbon
    Observatory Training – Pam Hewitt, Tim Ellison
    Observatory Management Team – Peter Chance, Tony Questa, Richard Stebbing, Anthony Ward
    Social – Matthew Mallinson
    New Members & Beginners’ Contact – John Evans
    Ask an Astronomer – John Evans
    Committee members – Nick Tanton, Jo Weight, Pam Noon, Matthew Mallinson, Gordon Joy, Suze Newlands, Tim Ellison, Tony Questa, Martin Baker, Gordon Ebbon
    2019 to 2020 President – Nick Tanton
    Secretary – Jo Weight
    Treasurer – Pam Noon
    Observation Coordinator – Cornelia Ahearn
    Loan Scope Coordinator – Pam Hewitt
    Outreach Liaison – Suze Newlands
    Librarian – Matthew Mallinson
    Webmaster – Martin Baker
    Dark Skies Coordinator – John Evans
    Publicity – Nick Tanton
    Safety – Gordon Joy
    Social – Matthew Mallinson
    Training – Max Dobres
    Observatory Training – Pam Hewitt, Tim Ellison
    Observatory Liaison – Tony Questa
    New Members & Beginners’ Contact – John Evans
    Ask an Astronomer – John Evans
    Committee members – Nick Tanton, Jo Weight, Pam Noon, Matthew Mallinson, Gordon Joy, Suze Newlands, Tony Questa, Martin Baker, John Evans, Max Dobres

     

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