Next Meeting :
Thursday 3rd November 2016 8pm Start.
3rd Nov 2016 David Whitehouse; 'Journey to the centre of the Earth'
Multi-award winning journalist author broadcaster. Ph.D Jodrell Bank. Asteroid 4036 Whitehouse. Biographer of the Moon and Sun. Ex BBC Science Correspondent. Website
Astronomy and Space: Halley's Comet to Hubble
Astronomy and Space Exhibition at Atha Bar, Little Common Road, Bexhill. An all day event that is completely Free with a lot of hands on things to do for Kids. ESAS is using its Solar Telescopes during the day on the Green, Make and launch your own Rockets. Lester Selmes will be taking you on a tour of the Solar System, Andy Lawes FRAS will talk about how Halleys comet as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry has been an good and bad omen throughout History.
You will also be able to find out what a comet would smell like.
You will be able to hold a meteor whose age is mind blowing.
1066 Sky View this Sunday (Oct 23rd)
Astronomy to celebrate 950 Years of the Battle of Hastings when Hallyes Comet became a bad Omen for Harold Godwinson. Lots of things to do and see, Discover Halley's Comet, See the last close encounter and find out what it smells like Make a rocket, Narrated Solar System walk around the grounds with Lester Selmes, Space Art exhibition, See the Sun in all it's Glory (Weather permitting) Lots of telescopes on display. Touch, hold one of the oldest things ever, it's real age is out of this world! Venue: Atha Sports Club, Little Common Road Bexhill, TN39 4HU Entrance is Free.
Monthly Observation notes for October meeting can be found with the Observers Page for members who log in to the site.
Venue for ESAS Meetings
NOVEMBER MEETING: Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club
Egerton Road, Bexhill, East Sussex. TN39 3HL
Entrance fee £2.00(members) / £4.00 (non-members) / Free (Student Membership (Under 21 years of age)) / Free (Junior Membership (Under 18 years of age))
Subscriptions and AGM
September was the start of the ESAS calendar. The Annual Subscriptions are due in now. Click here for more information
November is our AGM, If anyone would like to help out generally on the committee then please see one of our committee members. At our AGM our accounts are discussed and the Committee resigns and a new committee is voted in, some changes are already taking place so if you can spend a little time for the committee please let us know ASAP.
Click here to see details about our other 2016-17 meetings Speakers
ESAS is a registered charity No. 1110848
Our aim is simple, we want people to enjoy astronomy and feel welcome to join in our activities. We meet on the first Thursday of each month (excluding August) at Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club, Egerton Road, Bexhill, East Sussex TN39 3HL (How To Find Us).
Our meetings start at 8 pm and take the form of a ESAS and night sky update, then a break for coffee and then the main speaker. In the current venue there is an entrance fee (£2 members/£4 non-members). Each August, in place of our meeting, the Society holds its annual BBQ.
We have members of all ages whose abilities range from beginners to seasoned astronomers. Non members are welcome at our meetings where they will receive a copy of the ESAS magazine, Albedo, and a welcome pack from the Society.
If you would like a copy of Albedo, please click here.
ESAS has it own observatory with a 16" telescope which is available for members use. We also have a range of telescopes which members can use. We hold regular observing sessions and frequent public observing events. In addition to our astronomical activities we arrange a number of "non astronomical" events throughout the year for our members, their families and friends. These include various meals, quizzes and visits.
Whether a member or non member, you will receive a warm welcome at ESAS and there are always experienced astronomers on hand to help and advise you on any issues you may have.
Everything you want to know about the ESAS
ESAS is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies, British Astronomical Association and Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies.
You can find out more about ESAS and our events by visiting our social networking sites at "ESAS on Facebook", "ESAS on Twitter" and "Friends of ESAS" on Facebook.