VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Paul Money “Why are there no Green Stars?” 20th November 2020

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)

Friday 20th November 2020 7.30pm, via Zoom

Guest Speaker –  Paul Money will be presenting “Why are there no Green Stars?”

Paul Money, reviews editor for the BBC Sky at Night magazine, has spoken to the society on a number of occasions and joins us once again, this time via Zoom.

The meeting can be joined by following this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85277434456
Meeting ID: 852 7743 4456

The Zoom software can be downloaded for Windows/Mac, Android and Apple iOS by clicking the links
The link can be used prior to the 16th in order to download the Zoom software.

The talk is free and is open to members and non-members

ZOOM Meeting – Guest Speaker: Paul Money “Why are there no Green Stars?” 20 November 2020

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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Member Speaker: Jim Cornmell “Parallax” 16 October 2020

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)
Friday 16th October 2020 7.30pm, via Zoom

Member Speaker – Jim Cornmell will be presenting “Parallax”

The meeting can be joined by following this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89384021210
Meeting ID: 893 8402 1210

Zoom can be used on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
The link can be used prior to the 16th in order to download the Zoom software.

The talk is free and is open to members and non-members

ZOOM Meeting – Member Speaker: Jim Cornmell “Parallax” 16 October 2020

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VIRTUAL Meeting via ZOOM – Guest Speaker: Neil Haggath “How Big Is Space” 18 September 2020

ONLINE MEETING – THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM (https://zoom.us/)
Friday 18th September 2020 7.30pm, via Zoom

Guest Speaker – Neil Haggath will be presenting “How Big Is Space”

MEETING ENDED
Zoom can be used on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
The link can be used prior to the 18th in order to download the Zoom software.

The talk is free and is open to members and non-members

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Dalby StarFest 2020 Cancelled

After assessing the logistics, likely low attendance levels and of course potential safety issues in running StarFest this year, the S&RAS Committee has made the decision to cancel StarFest 2020 at Dalby.

With all the current external factors, we can’t see any feasible way to run a safe, fun event to the standard we want, as well as the potential for a second wave of COVID-19 which could trigger a second lock-down and automatic cancellation of the event anyway.
Social distancing would make marquee events impossible (You know how crowded they are normally) and even the staples of wandering around the site and chatting/using other’s equipment would turn into a military operation of cleaning eyepieces and distance checking. (I also for one don’t fancy disinfecting/wiping down a porta-loo after use!)

I know this will be a disappointment to everyone, especially as it may have been a break from lock-down or a sign of a partial return to normality but safety will always come first.Anyone who has already paid will be refunded via cheque (our Charity account does not allow outgoing BACS) and I will contact everyone who has paid individually to confirm the postal address.

We have discussed and decided not to hold funds for next year’s event, as some have offered already instead of refunds.

Hopefully, the pandemic situation will be more under control soon and you will all receive your StarFest 2021 “registrations open” emails in January and we can hold an event next year as normal.

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Update: ALL Ayton Meetings Cancelled until September

Update: The Ayton Village Hall will not be re-opening until September at the very earliest so all meetings until then are cancelled.

Details regarding postponing the July AGM will be emailed to members

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