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Astronomy Presentation – Watching the Moon

Friday 24 7.30pmJune


Newchurch Pavilion

Watery Lane
(Opposite Amazon World/Thomson's Garden Centre)

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Astronomy Presentation – Watching the Moon


Moon c 1024 print

The Talk: 'Watching the Moon' We are all familiar with seeing the Moon in the night sky and witnessing the progression of phases as a lunar month advances. This appears to be completely unchanging - but are things really that simple?

The Speaker: Richard Flux Richard is a founder member of the Vectis Astronomical Society He has done sterling service on the committee and is currently the VAS Secretary and as Curator of Instruments. He is a skilled amateur astronomer with special interest in telescopes and optics. Richard will speak from his considerable experience of Watching the Moon.

The Venue: Newchurch Pavilion (next to the observatory) Watery Lane Newchurch, closest postcode is PO36 0LX

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 minutes, with a chance for questions and answers afterwards. This is usually followed by a break for refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) which gives an opportunity to mingle and chat. If possible, in the second half of the evening, one of our members may give a short 20 minute “what’s in the sky this month” presentation.

We have a suggested donation of £2.50 for non-members of VAS.