Stour Astronomical Society

Calendar & Events

Talks Schedule 2017

Events Schedule



Tuesday 5th September 2017

'Search for Alien Earths'

Gary Auker


Tuesday 3rd October 2017

“Tony Dagnall Memorial Lecture”

‘Meteorites’ and opportunity to purchase meteorites & jewellery

David Bryant from SpaceRock


Tuesday 7th November 2017

‘Things that go bang in the night’

Chris Jones


Tuesday 5th December 2017

‘The Great America Eclipse 2017’

Glynn Parsley



Tuesday 2nd January 2018

'Astro Quiz'

Chris Strellis


Tuesday 6th February 2018


Professor Paul Hewitt, University of Cambridge


Tuesday 6th March 2018


Mike Barrett



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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