Jodrell Bank 20 September 2018

posted 21 Sep 2018, 11:59 by Pete Collins

Group trip to a rather damp Jodrell Bank.

Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester 21/4/18

posted 23 Apr 2018, 11:55 by Pete Collins

A group trip to see Tim Peake's Soyuz descent module, have a go on the virtual reality descent simulator, and a very nice lunch.

Bella Italia 22/6/17

posted 25 Jun 2017, 09:23 by Pete Collins   [ updated 25 Jun 2017, 09:23 ]

An off-season meal at the Bella Italia, Bury.

National Space Centre 29/3/17

posted 29 Mar 2017, 15:22 by Pete Collins   [ updated 29 Mar 2017, 15:25 ]

Joint HPAG / Salford Astro visit to the National Space Centre, Leicester. A grand day out!

Open day in Heaton Park 25 September 2016

posted 25 Sep 2016, 12:12 by Pete Collins

Plenty of visitors at our open day in the park - solar scopes outside taking advantage of a few gaps in the clouds and info displays in the classroom.

Transit of Mercury 9 May 2016

posted 9 May 2016, 14:59 by Pete Collins   [ updated 9 May 2016, 15:03 ]

A great day in Heaton Park to view the transit of Mercury. Lots of solar-modified scopes set up plus an information display explaining what was happening to interested visitors - hopefully we've attracted quite a few new members. And perfect weather - it's not often the weather cooperates for an astronomical event!

End of season party 31/3/16

posted 3 Apr 2016, 12:10 by Pete Collins

HPAG's end of season party. Lots of food and drink and just a bit of thinking required when trying to do the quizzes. Another successful season with an average of around 40 people per meeting. For next season starting late September, a few more evenings with clear skies wouldn't go amiss!

Christmas party 17/12/15

posted 18 Dec 2015, 11:33 by Pete Collins

HPAG's annual knees up, with quizzes, tombola and loads of nosh :-)

Day out to Liverpool

posted 27 Aug 2015, 14:07 by Pete Collins

The weather cooperated for our trip to Liverpool a couple of weeks ago. To Pier Head and then the Mersey ferry to Spaceport and the U-boat Story across the river, then rounded off with a very late lunch at Albert Dock. A great time was had by all!

Solar eclipse 20 March 2015

posted 27 Mar 2015, 13:56 by Pete Collins

A great morning watching the eclipse at Heaton Hall - about 300-400 people including 150 children from local primary schools. Our new media star Dave looked after Rachel from Radio 5 Live and Callum from Real XS Radio. A fantastic scale model of the solar system made by Anne and the BBC Stargazing Live broadcast in the Orangery. Even the Sun came out from behind the clouds occasionally!

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