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Back to Basics Workshop, Cottingham, Near Hull

Venue: The Civic Hall 1, Market Green, Cottingham HU16 5QG (click to see map)
Saturday, 2020, March 7 (All day)

For information about booking for this meeting, click here.

Are you new to Astronomy?

Then the BAA “Back to Basics” Workshop is for YOU!

The Civic Hall 1, Market Green, Cottingham HU16 5QG 

The British Astronomical Association has designed a programme of talks and practical sessions to help you learn basic techniques and develop your interest to its full potential. Experienced people will be on hand to answer your questions. We will cover what equipment you need to get started, Introduction into solar and planetary observing. For those already doing some observing we will be doing beginner sessions on imaging for beginners and looking for Aurora.

Doors open at 09:30 for registration. Close by 17:15

10:00 Official welcome - BAA president 
10:05 So what astronomy can I do? –  Hazel Collett       
10:15 What equipment & books do I need? – Dr Stewart Moore  
10:45 Refreshment break
11:15 Lunar observing - Bill Leatherbarrow                                      
12:00 Planet observing & Workshop –  Michael Foulkes  
12:45 Lunch and Optional visit to St Mary’s  Clock tower
14:00 Planet observing & Workshop –  Michael Foulkes                                                   
14:45 Aurora & NCL observing  - Sandra Brantingham
15:30 Afternoon Tea                                                                                                                         
16:00 Imaging - Tony Morris
16:45 Feedback, Q&A session & Raffle                                                                                          
17:00 Close.

We will also have the BAA sales stand at this event

Bookings can be made on line or via the BAA office. 


Booking information

The prices are £5 for BAA Members, members of BAA Affiliated Societies, members of HERAS and children under 16, and £6 for non-members. This price includes refreshments.
All attendees must pre-book via one of the following methods:

  • The BAA online shop
  • Telephoning the BAA Office on 0207 734 4145 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday