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Astronomy Presentation Free

Friday 23 7.30pmJune


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Astronomy Presentation Free


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Mike Kelleway - "It's not all rocket science" - progression of The Needles 'Black Knight Rocket' site

Mike will open with a brief history of the Needles Gun Batteries and their conversion into a rocket testing centre. He will then follow on with the development of the Black Knight and Black Arrow rocket programmes and ending with a summary of a little-known research project, with which he was also involved.

The Vectis Astronomical Society meets on the 4th Friday of every month, except for December. This event is open for non-members to attend. The speakers come from all over the country and give a presentation for around 45 mins. We then stop for a break with tea and biscuits, which gives an opportunity to mingle and chat.

The second half of the evening sees a presentation by one of our regular members showing us what to we could see in the sky over the coming month. This always involves some great pictures projected onto the large screen.

At the end of the evening, if the skies are clear, the telescopes will be out for observing.

Entry to the event is free of charge, although as we run as a charity, donations are always welcome.

Newsletters are available at the entrance for a suggested donation of £2.50

Please see our website for contact and membership details.