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Astronomy Presentation Free

Friday 23 7.30pmMarch


The Observatory

Watery Lane
PO36 OLX (is the closest postcode)

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Astronomy Presentation Free


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Bob Mizon - Seven Moons: some weird and wonderful satellites of the solar system.

Bob will take us to seven of the more bizarre satellites of the solar system. Our own Moon’s a bit quirky too...

Bob Mizon, MBE, is co-ordinator of the Campaign for Dark Skies. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1985. Since 1996, he has provided a full-time mobile planetarium service to south central England, and has taken the experience of the night sky to nearly 80,000 people, mostly schoolchildren.

NOTE This Talk will take place in The Observatory as there has been a double booking for the pavilion. This means we need to limit the numbers to 30 people only. With this in mind we would prefer you to book via [email protected] to let us know if you shall be attending.

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 will see a slight change to our regular ‘What’s in the Sky this month’ presentation. Instead we shall be presenting an update to our Dark Wight Skies Campaign, and hosting a ‘Show and Tell’ of Astro Images from our members skilled in Astro photography.

This talk is being sponsored by the South Central Branch of The Institute of Physics and is FREE for its members to attend.

We have a suggested donation of £2.50 for Non Members of Vas