Monthly Observation notes that didn't quite get around to on this months' meeting can be found with the Observers Page for members who log in to the site.
Venue for ESAS Meetings
JUNE MEETING: Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club
Egerton Road, Bexhill, East Sussex. TN39 3HL
Thursday 2nd June 2016 8pm Start.
Mary Spicer from Oxfordshire she is giving her first installment of Astrophotography for beginners.
The presentation will cover; Basics of which camera settings you need to use and how to focus correctly, How to shoot widefield images of constellations and conjunctions How to shoot star trails, How to shoot with a zoom lens, Attaching a camera to a telescope, How to shoot lunar and solar images through a telescope and How to shoot deep sky images through a telescope.
Born and raised in Lancashire, Mary had her head in astronomy books before she could even read and got her first telescope when she was just 11 years old. Mary is a keen astrophotographer and has had her images appear in online magazine, in local newspapers and on various tv shows. She is also a writer, and has recently written articles for Sky at Night magazine, as well as giving talks and astrophotography workshops in the area. 2 years ago Mary also took over the running of the UK Women in Astronomy Network.
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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.