Stour Astronomical Society

Calendar & Events

Talks Schedule 2017

Events Schedule



Tuesday 6th February 2018

Observation Eveing

Chris Strellis, Pete Simms, Glynn Parsley


Tuesday 6th March 2018

‘Kevin Marshall Memorial Lecture’

Professor Paul Hewitt, University of Cambridge


Tuesday 3rd April 2018




Tuesday 1st May 2018


Nick James, British Astronomical Society, Director of Comet section


Tuesday 5th June 2018


Nik Szymanek


Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Citizen Science astronomy project

Dirk Froebrich, University of Kent


Tuesday 7th August 2018

Members' Evening

SAS Members


Tuesday 4th September 2018

‘NASA mission to Mars’

Gary Auker


Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Tony Dagnell Memorial Lecture

‘Brahe & Kepler’

Peter Maggs



Future Talks

 “Time, Strings & Wormholes”

 “General Relativity”

 “Cosmic Rays”

“What is a Supernova ?”

 “Voyager & Pioneer Missions”



Talk Schedule subject to change.


About the S.A.S.

The Society was founded in 2003 to provide a focal point for amateur astronomers of all levels of interest and ability to meet and share their enjoyment of the night skies. Members are drawn from nearby towns and villages in the Stour Valley area and from further afield.

At each monthly meeting an illustrated talk is given either by a society member or by a guest speaker from the amateur or professional astronomical community.

All talks are preceeded by a presentation of Astronomy in the News and the Night Sky for the Coming Month – By Glynn Parsley.


Meetings of Stour Astronomical Society - 7.30 p.m. - first Tuesday of each month in the Memorial Hall, Cavendish, Suffolk.


Membership £15.00 per year.

Visitors Welcome - £2.00 per talk .


Observing will take place using the Society’s telescopes during or after each talk evening and on other occasions listed on the web site


The Library contains a very large selection of books and some videos/CDs for free lending to members and is open at each talk evening.

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