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Wilshire Astronomical Society

The definition of astronomy;

Pronunciation:    as¦tron|omy

Origin:    Middle English (also denoting astrology): from Old French astronomie, from Latin astronomia, from Greek, from astronomos (adjective) ‘star-arranging’.

The branch of science which deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole.

In ancient times, observation of the sun, moon, stars, and planets formed the basis of timekeeping and navigation. Astronomy was greatly furthered by the invention of the telescope, but modern observations are made in all parts of the spectrum, including X-ray and radio frequencies, using terrestrial and orbiting instruments and space probes.

Our society was founded in 1995, we meet from September to June on the first Tuesday of each month and have guest speakers talking for ninety minutes with a Q&A session afterwards.

Dates for this year’s season are;

2016

September 6th

October 4th:

November 1st:

December 6th:

2017

January 3rd:

February 7th:

March 7th:

April 4th:

May 2nd:

June 6th:

Please see the Meetings page for more information as speakers are subject to change.