What's On - 2021 New Temporary Location

Monday November 8th
Windmill Community Centre - Rye Grass Lane, Redditch B97 5YE.

Restarting regular meetings. AGM, discussion of fees and plans, Telescope workshop.

Bring a telescope you need help with, and bring ideas for how to make use of the club telescopes

Observing resources for Observing at Home

About Us

We are a group of Amateur Astronomers in the Redditch and Bromsgrove area aiming to provide a friendly community for like minded enthusiasts.

Contact Us

We typically meet on the first Monday of each month (except August) in the Cantebury Suite of St Augustines RC school.

Pease check for meeting details before attending as Location is subject to change whilst COVID-19 is still a concern

Poetry Slam entry by June Smith

Man

Man looked up at specks of light –
Planets dotted in the skies above


Their titles pay homage to deities –
Our morning star, Venus – the Goddess of love


Save for our own world – our land
Earth – named after the soil upon which we stand


Night’s darkness harbours secrets – provoking fear in ancient times.
Comets – eclipses, both viewed as portents - signs


Knowledge is power – has always been
Technology quashing myths and terrors
Apollo 11 conquered the Moon
NASA now looking to Mars – We pray for no errors


Some ask “What’s the point – such a cost
Why leave Earth and risk loss?”


Some answer “Because we can -
Because we are man”.

More Poetry...

Past Events

Some previous Astronomy events

Chris Lyntott

Professor Chis Lintott

Special celebrity speaker

Andrew Lound

Andrew Lound

Last lecture: Under marmalade Skies

Mike Frost

Mike Frost

Local Astronomer and eclipse chaser

Elizabeth Stanway

Elizabeth Stanway

Associate Professor in the Astronomy group at the University of Warwick with a specific interest in observational cosmology

Member Prsentations

Google Sky Maps

Solar Dynamics Observatory

Upcoming Events

Information

Contact

E-mail

membership@redditchastro.org.uk

Resources

Recommended resources

FedAstro

Federation of Astronomical Societies

Supporting UK Astronomy.

Universe Today

Universe Today

Space and Astronomy News

Astronomy Now

The UK's Best Astronomy Magazine.