Wednesday October 9th at 8:00pm A basic introduction to Astrophotography Steve Heliczer and Martin Weston
Meetings held at:
The View (Formerly Fairway Tavern)
Panshanger Golf Complex
Old Herns Lane,
Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire
AL7 2ED
Tel:01707 336007
New Members - Download Application form Existing Members - Download Renewal form
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Help Required please Could you come along and support the club at the following event? If so please follow this link which will take you to a Doodle Poll where you can let us know that you can come to.  Thanks St Albans Abbey 28 Oct - 1 Nov
Date
Speaker
Subject
September 11th 2019
Roger O’Brien
The Solar System Beyond Neptune
October 9th 2019
Martin Weston and Steve Heliczer
A Basic Introduction to Astrophotography
November 13th 2019
Colin Stuart
Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries
December 11th 2019
Nik Szymanek
Astrophotography - the Next Steps
January 8th 2020
Georgio Savini
The UCL Observatory at Mill Hill and its Latest Developments
February 12th 2020
Carl Murray
Cassini at Saturn - The End of an Era
March 11th 2020
Stuart Eves
How Astronomers Can Save the World
April 8th  2020
Jerry Stone
Survival in Space - Apollo 13 - 50 years on
May 13th 2020 (includes AGM)
June 10th 2020
John Thain
Paul Money
The Invisible Sky - Getting Started in Radio Astronomy
From 60 to 500 - My Adventures in Astronomy
Programme 2019-20
Let Martin and Steve introduce you to the rapidly expanding universe of Astro- Photography! This talk will be suitable to anyone with a telescope (even if it is currently stored in the cupboard under the stairs) and an interest in astronomy.  If you have not yet considered taking pictures of the night sky, or you have experimented with a phone or SLR camera with variable results, we are sure you will pick up some useful tips and hopefully inspiration to guide you further along the way. Although it may seem rather daunting at first, capturing images is great fun and highly rewarding and excellent results can be achieved with the most basic of equipment.  It is a great way of sharing your interest in astronomy with friends and family who are not quite so keen freezing outdoors at midnight on a winter's evening! Steve will introduce you to what you can expect to achieve during your challenging first steps and Martin will demonstrate what can be captured with some further practice and the correct approach.  Even with the most basic equipment you will be able to record images simply not possible a few years ago with some of the biggest telescopes in the world. We are lucky enough to have world-class astrophotograher Nik Szymanec give us a presentation in December.  Steve and Martin's presentation will hopefully inspire you, capture your imagination and prepare you for Nik's talk. When you look at an image you have captured yourself, and really think about that image, it will give you and those around you a whole new perspective on the universe.  It will also give you something to show for your hobby, and with practice, something unique to hang on your wall!
Membership details:
•£20 per year*
•Non-members £3.50 first 3 meetings 
then annual membership subscription
due pro rata for remaining meetings.
•Free to under 18s and full time
students. Proof of status may be
required.
•Under 16s must be accompanied by an
adult but are not charged.
What happens at our meetings?
Doors open at 7:30 main meeting arrival from
7:30 for the meeting due to start at 8:00 but
several club members and friends gather
before this to have a drink and chat in the bar.
Following welcome announcements we give
you a brief tour of some highlights to look out
for in the night sky.
Our guest speaker will talk on the subject of
the evening for about 45 - 60 minutes. This is
followed by questions relating to the talk.
Announcements about forthcoming events
follow.
You can then choose from the following
activities:
1.If the weather is clear telescopes and
binoculars brought by members are set up
outside for some observation. Members doing
so will be pleased to share their scopes with
others.
2.If you need help with some equipment then
now is your chance to bring it in. Others in our
club will be more than willing to help you .
Don’t be shy, we get just as excited about a
telescope bought at the charity shop for £20
as we do one costing many times more.
3.Just socialise with others - about anything!
We look forward to seeing you. No need to
book - just turn up.
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Next Meeting
Federation of Astronomical Associations Convention and AGM 14th September Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
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Wednesday October 9th at 8:00pm A basic introduction to Astrophotography Steve Heliczer and Martin Weston
It wasn’t that long ago that we were happy to think
that our solar system stopped at Pluto - well things
have changed!  Pluto is no longer a planet and the
solar system is very much larger than we thought.
This talk will inform us about the new discoveries
and classifications of the vast areas beyond
Neptune which is officially the last of the planets
since Pluto was redesignated a “dwarf planet”.
We will hear about the Kuiper Belt and the Oort
Cloud so if those are unfamiliar terms to you then
this evening will aim to emlighten you.
Roger, who is the President of our club, will tell us in
his own inimitable style, what extra items our solar
system has acquired in recent years.
Meetings held at:
The View (Formerly Fairway Tavern)
Panshanger Golf Complex
Old Herns Lane,
Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire
AL7 2ED
Tel:01707 336007
May 8th
June 12th
Bob Marriott
Jerry Stone
Silver-On-Glass Revolution and AGM
Date
Speaker
Subject
September 11th 2019
Roger O’Brien
The Solar System Beyond Neptune
October 9th 2019
Martin Weston and Steve Heliczer
A Basic Introduction to Astrophotography
November 13th 2019
Colin Stuart
Rebel Star - The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries
December 11th 2019
Nik Szymanek
Astrophotography - the Next Steps
January 8th 2020
Georgio Savini
The UCL Observatory at Mill Hill and its Latest Developments
February 12th 2020
Carl Murray
Cassini at Saturn - The End of an Era
March 11th 2020
Stuart Eves
How Astronomers Can Save the World
April 8th  2020
Jerry Stone
Survival in Space - Apollo 13 - 50 years on
May 13th 2020 (includes AGM)
June 10th 2020
John Thain
Paul Money
The Invisible Sky - Getting Started in Radio Astronomy
From 60 to 500 - My Adventures in Astronomy
Programme 2019-20
Membership details: •£20 per year* •Non-members £3.50 first 3 meetings  then annual membership subscription due pro rata for remaining meetings. •Free to under 18s and full time students. Proof of status may be required. •Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult but are not charged.  What happens at our meetings? Doors open at 7:30 main meeting arrival from 7:30 for the meeting due to start at 8:00 but several club members and friends gather before this to have a drink and chat in the bar. Following welcome announcements we give you a brief tour of some highlights to look out for in the night sky. Our guest speaker will talk on the subject of the evening for about 45 - 60 minutes.  This is followed by questions relating to the talk. Announcements about forthcoming events follow. You can then choose from the following activities: 	1.	If the weather is clear telescopes and binoculars brought by members are set up outside for some observation.  Members doing so will be pleased to share their scopes with others. 	2.	If you need help with some equipment then now is your chance to bring it in.  Others in our club will be more than willing to help you .  Don’t be shy, we get just as excited about a telescope bought at the charity shop for £20 as we do one costing many times more. 	3.	Just socialise with others - about anything! We look forward to seeing you.  No need to book - just turn up.   Download Application form Download Application form
 2019 Hertford Astronomy Group
Hertford  Astronomy Group
 2019 Hertford Astronomy Group