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Astronomy Presentation Free

Friday 22 7.30pmSeptember


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Astronomy Presentation Free


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Debunking the Apollo Landing Conspiracists - Graham Bryant FRAS

Many people witnessed the well documented developments and technological build up that put man on the Moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over the intervening years there have been a growing scepticism whether mankind actually did land on the Moon. This is known as the Moonlanding Conspiracy. Much is written about this. Graham will take a cold look at the claims of the conspiracists and ascertain whether there is any scientific validity in their claims that we did not land on the Moon.

Graham has been involved in astronomy as an amateur for 50 years. He is chairman of the Hampshire Astronomical Group. Graham is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the BAA and a founder member of the BAA’s Commission for Dark Skies. A Council members of the Federation of Astronomical Societies and recently awarded an Honory Fellowship by the University of Portsmouth.

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.

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