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


Due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the Fire Station has suspended the use of it's rooms for public gatherings - So unfortunately all monthly meetings are cancelled until we get clearance to use the room again.

We will attempt to re-book speakers from any meetings that have had to be cancelled.  

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 9th April 2020 - Cancelled


John Nichol - David Sinden, a life in optics

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

** Postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak **

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.

 ** May have to be postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak ** 

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

  ** May have to be postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak **  

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.

  ** May have to be postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak **  

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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