Observing
The society has introduced a regular Observing Night at Berrington Hall (National Trust) a few miles north of Leominster.  

We normally meet on the third Thursday each month from October through to March with members arriving at Berrington Hall 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. Members can bring their own refreshments and the Servant's Hall Tea Room will be left open for us to use for refreshment and talks. Look out for the latest news on this website and we'll email out any change to arrangements to members:

Provisional Schedule

Thursday 12th October 2017
6:30 - 9 pm
Berrington Hall
Practical observing and advice session.

The first observing night at Berrington Hall will take place this Thursday 12th October - 7pm - 9pm. The night WILL GO AHEAD whether its cloudy or not. If it is cloudy we will have a session in the cafe area - Mark will bring the coffee, tea, milk etc

There are a few new members so it will give us a chance to meet up and chat about telescopes, eyepieces, star maps, planetarium software etc plus anything else that members may require advice upon.

Members travelling to Berrington Hall should go past the main gate on the A49 and drive until you see the turning, on the left, to Moreton, Eye Luston. Travel along that road for half a mile where you will see the entrance to Berrington Hall on your left - take the entrance on the right marked 'tradesman'. Drive into Berrington and park in front on the pillars DO NOT park in the forecourt.

If any member attending has a digital projector it would be appreciated.

Thursday 16th November 2017
6:30 - 9 pm
Berrington Hall
Practical observing and advice session.
Thursday 14th December 2017
6:30 - 9 pm
Berrington Hall
Practical observing and advice session.

Thursday 18th January 2018
6:30 - 9 pm
Berrington Hall
Practical observing and advice session.

Thursday 15th February 2018
6:30 - 9 pm
Berrington Hall
Practical observing and advice session.

Thursday 15th March 2018
6:30 - 9 pm
Berrington Hall
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.

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: