Stour Astronomical Society

Calendar & Events

Talks Schedule 2017

Events Schedule



Tuesday 7th March 2017

“Planetary space weather and radiation belts with an update on results from NASA Juno ”

Emma Woodfield

Radiation Belt Modeller

British Antarctic Survey


Tuesday 4th April 2017

“Astronomy Apps for iPads and phones”

Pete Sims

SAS Member


Tuesday 2nd May 2017

“Orreries - The Solar System in Miniature”

Peter Grimwood


Tuesday 6th June 2017

“Deep Sky Astrophotography”

Nik Szymanek

British amateur astronomer and prolific astrophotographer, based in Essex


Tuesday 4th July 2017

“Black Holes”

John Underdown


Tuesday 1th August 2017

“Member's Evening”

Short Talks, Photographs, Observation Experiences of Members

SAS Members



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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