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September 2017 Programme


All workshops, talks & quizzes are included in your admission, but please note that this programme is provisional so events and times may change. Please check back before attending

En route to Cwmdu, you can listen to the Awesome Astronomy special podcast extra just for AstroCampers! Just look for ‘Awesome Astronomy’ on iTunes or go to awesomeastronomy.com

Saturday 23rd September

13:00 Arrive at campsite, pitch up & set up

15:00 Meet & Greet. Come to the gazebo on The Common to meet new friends, share stories & a drink or two

16:00 John's collimation tutorial on The Common. Learn how to keep those mirrors on your scope perfectly aligned for the best observing experience

21:00 Paul’s starhopping & navigating tutorial on The Common. Learn how to find your way around the sky and pick out a few treats in the cosmos.

Sunday 24th September

10:00 Eric’s Solar SUN-day - solar observing in white light and hydrogen alpha on The Common

In the afternoon, we make our way to the Village Hall (which we’ve turned into 'The Spiral Arms pub') for talks and quizzes.
We have a licence to sell ale, cider, lager and wine but you’re also welcome to bring your own food & drinks.

14:00 Guest talk by the University of Kent’s Dr Rebekah Higgitt on The History of Transits
15:30 Talk by Jenifer Millard – ‘Research Trip at the South African Infrared Survey Facility’
16:30 Masters of the Universe Quiz (the difficult quiz in which you’re playing for beer!)

Back at The Common

21:00 Paul’s starhopping & navigating tutorial on The Common. Learn how to find your way around the sky

Monday 25th September

14:00 High Tea on 'The Common'. Bring food, drinks, chairs & tables if you have them, for this social gathering that proves so popular each year 

Tuesday 26th September

12:00 Leave campsite & book for May 2017!

The Common (in the middle of the campsite) is the area we’ve created for socialising and observing together.
There’s always lots gathered here to share eyepiece views and learn new astronomy tricks from others.
Join us in the AstroCamp family at the Common!


Map of Village Hall: