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Whilst the current coditions for lockdown are imposed we have suspended our monthly meetings.  However we are holding monthly meetings using a variety of conferencing software e.g. Zoom  Below is a list of our proposed meetings.  If you are not on our circulation list and would like to join these meetings please e-mail us at


Note this meeting wil use "MediaStream" with a Q&A session following immediately using Zoom as the medium.


Supernovae ~ Dr. Robert Smith: Emeritus Reader in Astronomy @ the University of Sussex

Robert will give an introduction to what supernovae are, with some historical background, and a discussion of the mechanisms, of the remnants (with pretty pictures) – with particular reference to the Crab nebula and pulsars – and of their role in producing the chemical elements.


The Local Group