Public Talks

Monthly Talks on Astronomical Topics of Interest

Monthly Public Talks

Our popular monthly talks are for members and the public to learn about some aspects of astronomy. These talks are aimed at ‘middle of the road’ level so the talk will appeal to members of the public with no prior knowledge, newcomers as well as those who have been interested in the subject for a number of years.

Topics from imaging the night sky, through to Cosmology, we invite speakers from all over the UK and the World.

We make a small charge on the door of £3.00 to cover our expenses

Our local venue:

Clanfield Memorial Hall,
South Lane,

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All talks start at 7:45pm unless otherwise stated

Friday, 9th January 2015

Astronomy on the iPAD (or Tablet)

A talk by Dr Lillian Hobbs

Cost: Non-members: £3

Do you have an iPad or tablet? Wonder if it can be used for Astronomy? Then come along to this talk to see some of the Apps available that can help make observing easy, increase your knowledge and see what is happening in the skies above us and beyond the earth. These portable devices can be very useful for the astronomer and many of the apps are free or cost only a few pounds. Even if you don’t own a tablet, this talk can provide an insight into what they can do.



Friday, 13th February 2015

The Greenwich Time Ball

A talk by Douglas Bateman

Cost: Non-members: £3

Friday, 8th May 2015

The History of the Universe in the Palm of Your Hand

A talk by Dr Karen Masters

Cost: Non-Members £3

Dr Masters is a Senior Lecturer in Astronomy at the Portsmouth Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation


Friday, 9th October 2015

Ray Bootland Memorial Lecture

A talk by Dr Don Pollacco

Cost: Non-members: £3

Friday, 11th December 2015


A talk by Professor John Brown

Cost: Non-members £3

Professor Brown, the Astronomer Royal of Scotland will deliver a talk for the UN Year of Light