Meetings 2018-19

Welcome to the new season of Wiltshire Astronomical Society meetings as usual we have a varied line up of speakers for you who will be talking on a wide range of topics..

We meet monthly at the Pavilion Hall at Seend near Melksham (Find Us) .
Usually held on the first Tuesday of the month from Sept – Jun. Our speaker line up is always varied and caters for a wide range of interests.
Meet at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start.
Beginners Q&A session 15min before talk and afterwards with tea, coffee and biscuits.
A monthly North Wessex Newsletter is produced to keep members informed of current events and activities, and is free for anyone to download from this website.

This seasons speaker list is as follows;


September 4th: “Cataloging the Heavens. Part 1: The stuff we don’t see, the Dark Nebulae” — Andy Burns

October 2rd: “Creating Stunning Star Trails” — Mary McIntyre:

November 6th: “The Sun & How it Works” — Pete Williamson

December 4th: “A very brief History of Rovers & Landers” — Dr Elizabeth Pearson


January 15th: “Open Forum” — Subject for Beginners (TBA)

Febuary 5th: “Mars: Delirium, Delight & Disasters, some personal stories” — Prof. David Southwood

March 5th:  “Universal Death’ or How the Universe is trying to kill us” — Martin Griffiths

April 2nd: “A Most beautiful Moon – A History of Lunar Exploration” — Chris Starr

May 7th: “Observing the Solar System” — Mark Radice

June 4th: “Observing the Herschel 400” — Jon Gale