Meetings 2015-16

We meet monthly at the Pavilion Hall at Seend near Melksham (Find Us) . Usually held on the first Tuesday of the month. We also arrange occasional visits during the year to places of interest to amateur astronomers and hold events in the local community to popularise astronomy. 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 1st: “Images of the Universe” with Paul Money

October 6th: “Binocular Astronomy” with Steve Tonkin

November 3rd: “Patterns in the Sky – exploring & observing asterisms” with Jonathon Gale

December 1st:  “Neptune- A Calculated Guess” with Andrew Lound


January 5th: “Rosetta- An Update” With Dr Andrew Morse

February 2nd: “10 Years at the helm of European Space Science” with Professor David Southwood

March 1st: “Life on Mars” with Professor Mark Sims

April 5th: “The Story of Star Names”- Mark Hurn

May 3rd: “Oddities of the Solar System”- Bob Mizon

June 7th: “The Current State of SETI”- Martin Griffiths