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Wadhurst and District Astronomical Society

A friendly local society which welcomes new members with – or without – astronomical experience

affiliated to the Federation of Astronomical Societies and a member of SAGAS, the Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies, which provides us with a friendly and professional meeting place with fellow astronomers and astronomical societies in the area

NEXT MEETINGS - in The Methodist Church Upper Room, Lower High Street, Wadhurst TN5 6AT
The meeting begins at 1930 although members are invited to arrive anytime after 1900 as this is a good time to exchange ideas and discuss problems.

       Wednesday 21st October 2009 - “Astro-archaeology in the British Isles ”; a talk by Bob Seaney, a well known member of the Society who has given a number of talks in the past.  Bob has been doing his own research for some time and reveals what he has learnt.

       Wednesday 18th November 2009 - Just recently there have been quite a few notes in the Newsletter referring to Iridium Flares.  At the November meeting, Phil Berry , a member of the Committee will be giving a talk about the “Iridium Flares”; what are they, how do they come to be there with a few notes on their appearance.


        Wednesday 16th December 2009Paul Treadaway is giving another of his talks.

        Being the month of Christmas, there will also be the usual mince pies to go with our coffee.



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And click here for what is in the Wadhurst sky tonight

To mark our tenth birthday [??]

The Cake

NASA Certificate

Some of our members are well-connected!

/Patrick Moore


Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month in the Upper Room of the Methodist Church, Lower High Street, Wadhurst

Doors open from 19:15; talks start at 19:30 and usually finish about 22:00 with a pint in the pub

Other events, including star parties, are arranged at shorter notice


Chairman   John Vale-Taylor 

Phil Berry  01892 783544

Treasurer  Mike Wyles  01892 542863

Publicity & Website  Michael Harte  01892 783292

Newsletter Editor  Geoff Rathbone  01959 524727