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  Next Months Meeting  


  Tuesday, 31st July 2018    Summer break    (no meeting)  

All our indoor meetings run from 7.30 to 10pm in the Church Hall, St James-the-Less, Stubbings, Maidenhead, SL6 6QW (for directions, see our About & Contact page)

Meetings are normally on the first Friday of the month, September to June. There are no indoor meetings in July or August (unless indicated)


Beginners and visitors are always welcome at our indoor meetings (you don't have to join, however a 2 contribution toward the costs of the hall hire would be most welcome !)

To contact the society between meetings, please complete the on-line General Enquiry form

If you would like to receive, by email, advanced notification of our free public events, or you would like further information about the Society please use the Enquiry form mentioned above - or just turn up at any meeting and speak to any member of the Committee.

We also have a page on the Maidenhead Arts Council web site (where you will find details of other local clubs and societies if, for some inexplicable reason, Astronomy fails to fire your imagination and seize your interest :-) )

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  This seasons meetings  


  Friday, 7th September 2018

  13 Journeys through space and Time   (Colin Stuart FRAS)  

  Friday, 1st February 2019

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  Friday, 5th October 2018

  TBA   ((TBA))  

  Friday, 1st March 2019

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  Friday, 2nd November 2018

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  Friday, 5th April 2019

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  Friday, 7th December 2018

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  Friday, 3rd May 2019

  TBA   ((TBA))  

  Friday, 4th January 2019

  TBA   ((TBA))  

  Friday, 7th June 2019

  TBA   ((TBA))  

(Table: http://www.maidenhead-astro.net/public/Home/index#2_bm)  


Members :- Please log-in to the Members Only section for details of our next members only Event

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  Next Public Event  


27 Jul 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse

Friday July 27 2018 - Total Lunar Eclipse After the almost perfect seeing of the 2015, Sept. 28 eclipse we can hope for more good weather this time ! Unfortunately, from UK, the Moon will be below the horizon when the eclipse starts at 6:15pm. At totality, 9:21pm, the Moon will be only 3.5 degrees above the horizon (you will need to be on a hill looking SE for a decent view) - and on these summer nights it still won't be very dark as totality ends at 10:13pm, so the 'blood moon' effect will be rather less striking than the 2015 event. The (partial) eclipse ends at 11:19pm so at least we will get to bed rather earlier this time !
This note last modified: 29th Sep 2015 11:31.
See our Events page for more information about all our Events
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Photo: Members of MAS gather to observe the transit of Mercury
Monday, 9 May 2016: Transit of Mercury, members of MAS gathered in Ockwells Park to show the Transit to the public. For more details, see report on Events page
WARNING: never look at the Sun through a normal telescope !!
Doing so, WILL BLIND YOU !!!

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  Most recent Event Report  

Details of all our planned and past activities can be found on the Events pages.
Note that Outreach events are not usually open to the public, so are reported here only AFTER the event (Members can see planned Outreach dates in the Members Only section, Activity planning pages)

30 Jun 2018 (end) Maidenhead Week - (Lassell at Heritage Center)

ending Saturday 30th June, Maidenhead Week For Maidenhead Heritage Week we have three sides of the main display stands at the Maidenhead Heritage Centre  publicising William Lassell and our work in clearing his grave stone. Photo: ../Outreach_&_Events/photos/2018-07_Lassell-P1030092-thumb.jpgPhoto: ../Outreach_&_Events/photos/2018-07_Lassell-P1030094-thumb.jpg
The Lassell material can be found on the back right of the ground floor stands seen as you look toward the back of the center from the entry desk.

The display can be seen during the week from Monday 25th, ending Saturday 30th June.

NOTE. Basic entry to the Center - the ground floor - is free, however the Spitfire Simulator (and other exhibits on the first floor) are chargeable
This note last modified: 4th Jul 2018 15:08.

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For the latest news, follow us on Twitter (javascript must be enabled for the 'button' below to work). Our latest Twitter postings can be seen on the Observing page

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  Facebook  

We now have our own Facebook page !

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  Laser Pens  

Maidenhead Astronomical Society may use Laser Pens as a pointer during outreach events and talks. Any such use will comply with our Laser Pen Policy, which may be downloaded from here (.pdf)

Essentially, only responsible adults pre-approved by MAS are allowed to use a pointer at an outreach event. Children under the age of 18 and non-approved adults are not be allowed to use the laser pen at any time. Any member of the public bringing their own device (without pre-approval) is asked not to use it during one of our events (and will be asked to leave if they are not willing to comply with this request).

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Links

Robotic Telescopes (MAS Links page)
Where we meet (MAS About page)
'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ, MAS Beginners page)
exit to: Maidenhead Arts Council (MADAC) MAS web page
exit to: Tim's list of Asteroid Occultation observation opportunities
exit to: European Asteroidal Occultation Network
exit to: Space Weather
exit to: Heavens-Above - times of everything passing overhead, especially ISS, satellites and Iridium flares
exit to: The Astronomer on-line - magazine for the advanced amateur
exit to: BAA (British Astronomical Association)
exit to: SPA (Society for Popular Astronomy) - especially suitable for younger stargazers !

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Benefactors and supporters

O2 (award report)
exit to Cash-for-the-community (Baylis Trust)
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Lottery grant
RBWM-Education Directorate
Mr B.Smith of Shottesbrooke
Mrs P.Haymes
The Telegraph newspaper
exit to Oregon Scientific
exit to Telescope house


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