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2017

Date Venue Talk/Activity
3rd Jan Wessex AS Pseudoastronomy: the Sirius Mystery (short talk)
2nd Feb Sandleheath Sea Scouts Astronomy badge activities
21st Feb Fordingbridge Astronomers Any Astronomical Questions
23rd Feb Blashford Lakes Public Observing
3rd Mar Maidenhead AS Pseudoastronomy
4th Mar BAA Deep Sky Section Binocular Observation of the Deep Sky
7th Mar Wiltshire AS And Yet It Moves!
11th Mar BNSS Young Explorers Astronomy
24th Mar Dorset Wildlife Trust, Kingcombe Astronomy Workshop
18th Apr Fordingbridge Astronomers Pseudoastronomy #2 - Conspiracies, Charlatans and Frauds
9th Jun Milton Keynes AS Binocular Astronomy
21st Jun Crewkerne & District AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
22nd Jun Cardiff AS Binocular Astronomy
18th Jul Fordingbridge Astronomers Exhibition Meeting and Equipment Clinic
28th Jul Vectis AS Pseudoastronomy - Planet X, Zetans, and Lost Civilisations
5th Sep Wessex AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
13th October Weymouth Astronomy Club Binocular Astronomy
20th Oct Swindon Stargazers Binocular Astronomy
20th Nov Bournemouth Natural Science Society Pseudoastronomy - Planet X, Zetans, and Lost Civilisations

Previous Years

2016

Date Venue Talk/Activity
5th Jan Wessex Astronomical Society The Cherenkov Telescope Array (short talk)
16th Jan Hyde Common (with Fordingbridge Astronomers) Public Observing
19th Jan Fordingbridge Astronomers Any Astronomical Questions (panel member)
8th Feb Kingston Deverill Village Hall Cranborne Chase AONB Public Observing
11th Feb St Mark's School, Bournemouth Yr 5 Astro Activities
12th Feb Blashford Lakes Public Observing
27th Feb Blashford Lakes Astronomy for Young Naturalists
4th Mar Downton Brownies Astronomy Badge activities
18th Mar Beckington AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
19th Mar Reading AS Binocular Astronomy
31st March Ansty PYO Cranborne Chase AONB Public Observing
7th Apr East Sussex AS Binocular Astronomy
14th Apr StarQuest Astronomy Club Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
17th May Fordingbridge Astronomers Astrocrud: Complementary and Alternative Astronomy
7th Jun Wessex AS Open evening
12th Jun Fordingbridge Picnic in the Park Fordingbridge Astronomers Public Outreach (Display, Info & Solar Observing)
19th Jun Blashford Lakes (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust) International Sun Day (Public Solar Observing)
22nd Jun Dorset Humanists Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
12th Aug Fordingbridge Astronomers Perseids Picnic (Public Outreach Event)
16th Aug Solent Amateur Astronomers Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
5th Sep Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
12th Sep Abingdon AS Binocular Astronomy
17th Oct Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group Binocular Astronomy
20th Oct Andover Astronomical Society Binocular Astronomy
8th Dec StarQuest Astronomy Club The Star of Bethlehem
13th Dec Cody AS How Old Is It?

2015

Date Venue Talk/Activity
23rd Jan Vectis AS The Star of Bethlehem
3rd Feb Wessex AS Binocular Astronomy
4th Feb Fordingbridge Beaver Scouts Astronomical Activities
11th Feb Fordingbridge Beaver Scouts Star Walk
17th Feb Fordingbridge Astronomers How Old Is It?
9th Mar Fordingbridge Junior School Astronomy Assembly (STEM: Eclipse prep)
13th Mar Blashford Lakes (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust) Public Observing
14th Mar BNSS Young Explorers Astronomy Activities
18th Mar Hyde Primary School Astronomy Assembly (STEM: Eclipse prep)
19th Mar Amesbury Archer Primary School Astronomy Assembly (STEM: Eclipse prep)
14th Mar Fordingbridge Astronomers Stargazing Live Public Observing
20th Mar Fordingbridge Junior School Partial Eclipse Observing (STEM)
21st Mar Fordingbridge Astronomers Stargazing Live Public Observing
20th Mar Castledown Radio Seeing Stars Live
25th Mar Kingston Lacy (National Trust) Stargazing Live Public Observing
8th Apr Hertford Astronomy Group Binocular Astronomy
9th Apr Starquest Astronomy Club Binocular Astronomy
17th Apr Christchurch Junior School Astronomy Evening
11th May Norman Lockyer Observatory Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
22nd May Vectis AS Are We Alone?
21st Jun Blashford Lakes (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust) International Sun Day (Public Solar Observing)
21st Jul Stratford AS Binocular Astronomy
11th Aug Sting in the Tail Festival post-StoryWalk Observing/Talk
16th Sep Worthing AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
30th Sep Downton Primary School Exoplanets and exobiology (STEM: KS2 Science Fair)
6th Oct Wiltshire AS Binocular Astronomy
11th & 12th Oct Bournemouth Natural Science Society Solar Observing and/or Spectroscopy
14th Oct Sandleheath Cubs Astronomy badge activities
5th Nov Torbay AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
13th Nov Blashford Lakes (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust) Public Observing
2nd Dec Bournemouth Natural Science Society Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
3rd Dec Herefordshire AS Binocular Astronomy
10th Dec Larmer Tree Gardens (Cranborne Chase AONB) Public Observing
16th Dec Crewkerne AS The Star of Bethlehem

2014

Date Venue Talk/Activity
7th Jan HMS Warrior (Portsmouth) Stargazing Live Public Observing
10th Jan Fordingbridge AS Stargazing Live Public Observing
21st Jan Fordingbridge AS Directional Dark Matter Detection
24th Jan St Catherine's School, Bridport Astronomical Activities
1st Feb Fordingbridge AS Stargazing Live Public Observing
7th Feb Wessex AS Stargazing Live Public Observing, Durlston
8th Feb Moors Valley CP Stargazing Live Public Observing
6th Mar Badbury Rings (National Trust) Public Observing
8th Mar BNSS Young Explorers Astronomy Activities
25th Mar Fordingbridge Junior School Journey into Space
16th Apr Wadhurst AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
2nd May Tiverton AS Binocular Astronomy
6th May Lincoln AS Binocular Astronomy
24th May Bournemouth Natural Science Society Binocular Astronomy
30th May Poole Sheltered Housing Journey into Space
5th Jun Downton Primary School Astronomical Activities (STEM)
7-8th Jul Local Government Association Conference Campaign for Dark Skies stand
15th Jul Fordingbridge Astronomers Are We Alone?
31st Jul Dartford Scouts Observing
1-3rd Aug Camp Bestival Observing
8th Aug Warminster AC Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
22nd Aug Vectis AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
10th Sep Cody AS Binocular Astronomy
12th Sep Warminster AC Are We Alone?
27th Sept Downton Moot "Tour of the Universe" Public Observing
2nd Oct East Sussex AS Binocular Astronomy
11th Oct Bournemouth Natural Science Society Solar Observing
14th Nov Weymouth AS The Star of Bethlehem
21st Nov Fordingbridge Scouts Astronomy Badge Activities
9th Dec Dorset Wildlife Trust Journey into Space
12th Dec Warminster AS The Star of Bethlehem

2013

Date Venue Talk/Activity
15th Jan Fordingbridge AS Stargazing Live Public Observing
16th Jan Badbury Rings (National Trust) Stargazing Live Public Observing
18th Jan Wessex AS Stargazing Live Public Observing, Durlston
19th Jan Moors Valley CP Stargazing Live Public Observing
4th Feb St Catherine's School, Bridport Astronomical Activities
16th Apr Fordingbridge AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
9th July Civil Service Pensioners Journey into Space
27th July National Trust Public Observing, Badbury Rings
14th Sep Horncastle Astronomy Weekend Binocular Astronomy
15th Sep Horncastle Astronomy Weekend Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
18th Sep Wadhurst AS Binocular Astronomy
5th Oct Private party Guided Observing
25th Oct Castledown Radio: "Seeing Stars Live" Binocular Astronomy (display, observing and radio)
13th Nov Cody AS Ten Ways the Universe Tries to Kill You
10th Dec Whitmore School Six Ways the Universe is Out to Get You
17th Dec Fordingbridge AS The Star of Bethlehem

2012

Date Venue Talk/Activity
20th Jan Moors Valley CP Stargazing Live Public Observing
21st Jan Badbury Rings (National Trust) Stargazing Live Public Observing
16th Jun Ferny Croft Scout Camp Astronomy Activities
28th July Badbury Rings (National Trust) Public Observing
3rd Oct Winterborne Kingston WI Journey into Space