The Perseid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity on 12th August 2017. Some shooting stars associated with the shower are expected to be visible each night from 23rd July to 20th August. The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 80 per hour. The Moon will be 21 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present significant interference in the pre-dawn sky.
It’s still not too late to book your place at our Christmas Fayre and Quiz at 7.45 pm on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 at Coleshill Village Hall.
If you’ve already paid for your ticket, then we already know you’re coming. But if you haven’t yet bought one and you’ve decided to come, you can still come along and pay on the night (£5.00/head). If you do decide you want to come please drop Sarah an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can ensure we have enough food and drink!
On the night you will all surely want to enter our raffle. We have a number of exciting prizes this year but the first prize will be £200 worth of John Lewis Vouchers! Raffle tickets will be available on the night at £5.00/ticket (or £10.00 for three) – so bring some cash!!!
Just our informal annual gathering to enjoy a BBQ with friends and family and then to watch for the annual Perseid meteor shower which will peak tonight. Bring your scope for additional viewing opportunities and your cameras. Warm clothing and a reclining chair are also needed! And some good luck with the weather!
Since there is little opportunity for actual observing at this time of year for us in the Northern Hemisphere, we use this Practical Session to show off images we have taken in the last twelve months. We also plan an auction/bring-and-buy sale as we did last year. And of course we shall have our regular slots for Rowland Objects, Images and Books of the month.
Our Annual Christmas Party will be taking place at Coleshill Village Hall, Barracks Hill, Coleshill, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0LN
Commencing at 8PM Wednesday 16th December.
Should the skies be clear, we might pop over to the Observatory and scout Santa's Sleigh.
And on behalf of us all,
have a very Merry Christmas,
Peaceful New Year, and Clear Skies