Next meeting

Our weekly meetings, 7-9pm at the bowls pavilion in Heaton Park, started again on 14th October and will run until late March 2022. For the duration of the Lightopia event in Heaton Park, to avoid car parking issues we will be meeting on Wednesdays 7-9pm. So meetings will be Wednesday instead of Thursday evenings on 24 November and 1, 8, 15 and 22 December. There is no meeting between Christmas and New Year. We will revert to our normal Thursday evenings on 6 January.

Our next meeting is Wednesday 24th November. If the sky is clear, we will have telescopes outside. If it's cloudy, we will have a talk and videos.

Please email us if you want to be added to our contact list to be notified of our meetings, events and activities, or you could join our Facebook group (there is both a page and a group - Like the page and join the group!) or follow us on Twitter. Please see the contact page for full contact details.

Covid precautions

  • The front door and the door to the bowling greens will be left open to aid air circulation - it might be chilly, so wrap up well!

  • Please sanitise your hands on entering the building, plus before and after using the toilets. We will provide sanitiser.

  • Please wear a face mask when moving around inside the building. If you are unable to wear one, or choose not to, please respect the personal space of those wearing masks, as they are probably more concerned about trying to protect themselves and others. We will provide face masks if you haven't got one with you.

  • Please wear a face mask when queueing for brews and biscuits at the kitchen serving hatch. We don't want people breathing on the biscuits!

  • Social distancing of 1m or more, especially face to face, is advised for people from different households .

  • Please sanitise your hands and wear a fresh face mask, which we will provide, before using someone else's telescope. We will provide anti-viral wipes to equipment owners if required.