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From Herschel to Hawkwind - it must be the astronomy society

Created on 10/05/2019 @ 13:53
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The topic of Newtown Astronomical Society's meeting on Saturday is "From Herschel to Hawkwind."

The group's meeting takes place on Saturday, 11 May at 7pm at The Crypt in Newtown Catholic Church.

The talk will be given by Peter Williamson FRAS who has been involved in astronomy since 1967.

Pete has been doing Astronomy since 1967 and undertaken many University Certificated Courses with East Lancs and John Moore’s Universities.

In 2012 he started imaging and observing the Sun from a scientific point of view, later landing the position of BBC Radio Shropshire’s Resident Astronomer.

In 2015 he set up and built Astro Radio, an Astronomical and Music Station broadcasting to 20,000 plus listeners World wide, which is the mouthpiece of the annual Solarsphere Astronomical and Music Festival.

"Newtown Astronomy Society extends a warm welcome to all those interested in astronomy," said Les Fry, Secretary of the society.

"Full membership fees are just £20 per annum (10 meetings per year), with visitor fees at £3.50 per meeting. Light refreshments are available during the meeting, with raffle prizes up for grabs during the main break and a monthly “sky update” feature by Tony Cook of Aberystwyth University brings the meeting to a close."

"Members are also encouraged to bring along their own observations and photographs for display or inclusion within Tony’s presentation."

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