We are a group of Amateur Astronomers in the Redditch and Bromsgrove area aiming to provide a friendly community for like minded enthusiasts.
We currently meet on the first Monday of each month (except August) in the Cantebury Suite of St Augustines RC school.
Man looked up at specks of light –
Planets dotted in the skies above
Their titles pay homage to deities –
Our morning star, Venus – the Goddess of love
Save for our own world – our land
Earth – named after the soil upon which we stand
Night’s darkness harbours secrets – provoking fear in ancient times.
Comets – eclipses, both viewed as portents - signs
Knowledge is power – has always been
Technology quashing myths and terrors
Apollo 11 conquered the Moon
NASA now looking to Mars – We pray for no errors
Some ask “What’s the point – such a cost
Why leave Earth and risk loss?”
Some answer “Because we can -
Because we are man”.
Special celebrity speaker
Last lecture: Under marmalade Skies
Local Astronomer and eclipse chaser
Associate Professor in the Astronomy group at the University of Warwick with a specific interest in observational cosmology
St Augustine's RC School
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