Observing
We are proposing to use a new observing site at Fownhope Recreation Field from October 2018. 

If you want to have an earlier look - Fownhope Village have a website here and the Recreation Field and Pavilion have a website here. The Google map link is here (ps I'd love to know what the event is that's going on in the Satellite view - my guess is a Dog Show ?).

We normally meet on the third Thursday each month from October through to March with members arriving at the observing site from 6:30pm and activities starting at 7pm. We will defer the observing meeting to the following evening (Friday) if the weather forecast indicates it would be better. Look out for the latest news on this website and we'll email out any change to arrangements to members:

Provisional Schedule

Tuesday 9th October 2018
6:30 - 9 pm
Fownhope Recreation Field
Practical observing and advice session.
Sunday 11th November 2018
6:30 - 9 pm
Fownhope Recreation Field
Practical observing and advice session.
Moved to Sunday as Thursday was cloudy

Tuesday 4th December 2018
6:30 - 9 pm

Fownhope Recreation Field
Practical observing and advice session.
Tuesday 8th January 2019
6:30 - 9 pm

Fownhope Recreation Field
Practical observing and advice session.
Thursday 28th February 2019
6:30 - 9 pm

Fownhope Recreation Field
Practical observing and advice session.
Thursday 28th March 2019
6:30 - 9 pm

Fownhope Recreation Field
Practical observing and advice session.
 

If you need a lift or are able to offer a lift please come to one of our society meetings at the Kindle Centre to liaise with other members.

The society's Cole Telescope (an 8" Schmidt Cassegrain) will be available for use and members are encouraged to bring their own telescopes to view and share. On cloudy nights there will still be plenty to talk about with new and more experienced members able to share thoughts, tips, recommendations discuss problems and projects.

Fownhope Recreation Field Observing Site

Fownhope Recreation Field (HR1 4PJ) is at the southern end of the village. Drive down the B3224 through Fownhope and immediately after Pritchards butchers turn right by St Mary's church into Capler Lane. About 200m along Capler Lane there's a right turn between two houses - signposted "Recreation Field and Parking, River Wye". Go down here and you'll see the recreation field and the Pavilion. We'll set up our telescopes near here.


Berrington Hall Observing Site

Berrington Hall is off the A49 Leominster to Ludlow Road at postcode HR6 0DW. 

Please note that the main entrance gate will be closed. You will need to drive along the A49 a few hundred metres to Ashton and turn left. After a few hundred metres again you will arrive at the other entrance to Berrington Hall. Do not take the first entrance but proceed down the second marked deliveries only: