All meetings held at Bishop Auckland Community Fire Station DL14 6RS

Meetings start at 7pm, and finish at approximately 9pm. 

Unless otherwise stated, door cover charge is usually £1 for members, £2.50 for non-members. Though occasionally we may need to temporarily increase the door charge slightly to finance a high-profile speaker. Guest speakers will usually talk for approximately 45 minutes or so.

Tea, Coffee and biscuits are available throughout the meeting.

Membership is FREE

Thursday 12th March 2020


Martin Whipp - John Wall, instruments & inventions

John Wall, inventor of the Crayford focuser and much more - including telescope designs such as the 'dialyte' and 'zerochromat' refractors.  Members £2 - Non-members £4 - Under 15s free.

Thursday 9th April 2020


John Nichol - David Sinden, a life in optics

The life and works of local telescope maker, David Sinden.

Thursday 7th May 2020


Paul Money - 60-500

A walk through Paul's personal telescope observing history, in his own inimitable style.  Members £2 - Non-menbers £4 - Under 15s free.

Thursday 11th June 2020


Andrew Lound - Saturn, Lord of the Rings

A fantastic look at the beautiful ringed planet, with one of the best speakers there is. Members £3  - Non-members £6 - Under 15s £1

Thursday 9th July 2020


Jacob Kageris - Giant Impacts and Uranus

Dr. Kageris explores the effects of giant impacts, including that which turned Uranus onto it's side.

Thursday 10th September 2020


Graham Darke - Astronomy in the NorthEast

Former Chair of Sunderland A.S. speaks about astronomy in our locality.

Thursday 8th October 2020


Paul Money - Images of the Space Shuttle

The fantastic Paul Money returns to show  us wonderful images of the Shuttle.

Members £2 - Non-members £4 - Under 15s free

Thursday 12th November 2020


Richard Darn

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