Guildford Astronomical Society

The Federation of Astronomical Societies Convention & AGM.

Saturday 14th September 2019 at the IoA Cambridge University. More info here –
FAS website.

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

But before that !


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.

Matt’s Books of the Month (click the image)


October Meeting - Prof. Lewis Dartnell

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 3rd October 2019 at 7:30pm.

Origins. How the Earth made us

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars.
But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.
How are the Himalayas linked to the orbit of the Earth, and to the formation of the British Isles? By taking us billions of years into our planet’s past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story. When we reach the point where history becomes science we see a vast web of connections that underwrites our modern world and helps us face the challenges of the future.

Prof. Lewis Dartnell

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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)