Following a committee discussion over the weekend, from hearing from other astronomical societies and the latest advice from the government, we have decided to cancel the March and April meetings at Ayton to minimise any risk of illness.
was expecting a lower than normal attendance if we did go ahead with the
current advice on social distancing and as both March and April’s
speakers were travelling to speak to us, it also didn’t seem fair to
have them potentially presenting to an empty room.
We will reschedule Jurgen Schmoll and Neil Haggath’s talks into the next season’s calendar.
If further cancellations of May and beyond meetings are required we
will post here closer to the time, currently StarFest is not set to be
(PLEASE ENSURE TO READ NOTE BELOW RE ACCESS TO THE HALL)
Guest speaker Stuart Atkinson, from Eddington Astronomical society in Cumbria will be presenting the talk “REMEMBERING CASSINI – Looking back at the Cassini Mission to Saturn”
Stuart describes himself as “a lifelong amateur astronomer and “Public Outreach Educator” living in Kendal, in the beautiful Lake District in Cumbria, England. I am the author of nine children’s astronomy and spaceflight books, and my latest book, “A Cat’s Guide To The Night Sky” was published last October by Laurence King.”
Resurfacing work is being done on the car park at Ayton village hall and tarmac laying will occur this Friday, rendering the front door to the hall inaccessible even on foot. The alternative access to the hall will be via Carr Lane and walking across the playing field to the rear/side door of the hall. Carr Lane is off the mini roundabout by the church. Park on Carr Lane (it is a residential street).
Free for members of the society. £3 on the door for non-members.
Doors open 7:15pm Free refreshments.
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