Meetings 2017-18

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 5th: “Reflections, Refractions and Excitaition – The hunt for Atmospheric Optical Effects” — Mary McIntyre

October 3rd: “TBA” — Prof Richard Harrison

November 7th: “An Introduction to Astronomical Sketching” — Sally Russell

December 5th: “Mars Orbiters, Rovers and Landers” — Dr Helen Walker


January 2nd: “Open Forum” — Subject for Beginners (TBA)

Febuary 6th: “Cassini-Huygens, a mission to Saturn and Titan” — Prof David Southwood

March 6th: “Guardians of the Rings” — Andrew Lound

April 3rd: “George Alcock – The Life and Achievements of this Amazing Observer” — Guy Hurst

May 1st: “Triumphs of Voyager: Journey to Jupiter/Splendors of Saturn* — Paul Money

June 5th: “Understanding Stars” and AGM — Martin Griffiths