May Meeting

20/5/2022 – Speaker Samuel Walton on “The Van Allen Radiation Belts”, one of the first major discoveries of the space age, by Prof. James Van Allen in 1958. Despite over 60 years of research, understanding the complex and dynamic nature of Earth’s radiation belts is still one of the biggest and most important challenges in …

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June Meeting

17/6/2022 – An opportunity for members to showcase their astronomy projects. Every year we have everything from building a Saturn 5 rocket with Lego and how to balance a Newtonian telescope to detecting Methane on Uranus.

Our New Observatory

Just before Christmas several members of the society installed the long-awaited observatory at Copthorne Prep School, next to the playing fields. Copthorne Prep is considering offering Astronomy at GCSE level and of course we are keen that they should. We are holding a joint meeting with the school next month to work out our longer-term …

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