Sussex Practical Astronomers

9th June 2024

Welcome everyone to Sussex Practical Astronomers (formally the Adur Astronomical Society)

June sees the last meetings of the 2023/24 season. We had some good ideas for the 2024/25 season and discussed these with our membership at the SCC meeting on the 3rd June. From the feedback received we will present proposals in due course.

We had a change of speaker for our Lecture evening at the Southwick Community Centre on Monday 3rd June. Ian Sharp gave a most interesting presentation entitled “Detection of Exoplanets in Binary Systems using Eclipse Time Variations (ETV’s)”. It’s always both interesting and enlightening to understand more about the input amateur astronomers can make to the professional scientific community.

The next Practical Astronomy Group meeting at Clayton Village Hall takes place on Monday 17th June.

We are an astronomical society of around 40 members covering wide areas of Sussex, including Brighton to Worthing on the coast and many of the towns and villages inland.

Our membership ranges from complete beginners to experienced astronomers and everything we do is based on the premise that astronomy can and should be enjoyed by everyone. We have two monthly meetings.

One is held at the Southwick Community Centre. This is usually lecture based and frequently with external speakers, covering a wide selection of astronomical subjects to suit all interests.

The other meeting covers practical astronomy and is held at the Clayton Recreation Ground in Hassocks. So, if you are thinking of buying a telescope, already have one and want to learn more, want to have a look through a telescope or binoculars or take images of the night sky then come along and meet the members. Help and advice is always on hand.

Both beginners and the experienced individuals are welcome to our Society and whether you are interested in visual astronomy, astrophotography, or just learning more about astronomy in general, we are sure that you will find something to interest you.