Newtown Astronomy Society's September Hall Meeting

Newtown Astronomy Society's September Hall Meeting

Monday 12th September 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

Newtown Catholic Church Crypt
Long Bridge Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BJ

September Presentation – Astro Asterisms & Lost Constellations by Les Fry
Join NAS Secretary Les Fry for a light-hearted talk exploring the many astronomical asterisms (both naked eye and binocular), and learning about some of the fanciful Constellations that have been lost in the mists of time.
Time will be allowed afterwards for a short Q&A session with Les.
We will then have a short social break for some astro chit-chat, a raffle and refreshments.
This will be followed by Dr Tony Cook’s regular “What’s happening in the month ahead” feature.

Newtown Astronomy Society extends a warm welcome to new members.
Membership is due now. Full membership fees are just £20/year for adults, with under 16’s at £10/year. (10 meetings per year), with visitor fees at £3.00 per person per meeting either in the Hall or via Zoom.

To join or for more information please contact NAS directly … [email protected]

Newtown Astronomy Society is supported by Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/09/2022


Event organiser

Newtown Astronomy Society

Newtown Astronomy Society is organising this event

Please contact Newtown Astronomy Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Contact NAS Secretary for booking information [email protected]

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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    Little Hill Barn, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NY (19.9 miles away)

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    Little Hill Barn, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NY (19.9 miles away)

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