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Because of the ongoing situation with the Covid 19, we do not know when we can next run a conventional meeting

Consequently we have been running virtual meetings as from the May 2020 date, using Zoom, Skype or Teams

NOTE - you do not need to have any of these programs actually installed on you computer - you are sent a URL (website link) and you just run that in your browser of choice

For when conventional meetings return -


Ye Olde Mitre Inne, 58 High Street, High Barnet,

The day for all meetings is set at the third Thursday of the relevant month.
But in case of changes it is always advisable to double-check the dates below.

Correct up until press day, these dates will also be found in the magazine and mentioned on Facebook

Doors open - 7.30pm : Main speaker - 8.00pm. Finish - 10.00pm

Vitual Meetings are current starting at 7.00pm

Meetings directly below are for 2021, reminders of what happened in
2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017, below these

Note that the NEXT meeting is always at the top of the list
(Previous meetings move to the bottom of the relevant year)

Clicking on photos where relevant (when you hover the mouse, the border will change colour) will bring up other websites or Facebook pages.



Cancelled due to the COVID 19 situation

Cancelled due to the COVID 19 situation


previously for 2019

The talk will be about the many problems with the prospect of living on Mars. From the lack of a protective magnetic field, poisonous atmosphere, lack of plant- growing sunlight and, (possibly the most devastating), the complete lack of pubs. Permanent occupation of Mars by humans may not be a possibility...

Greg works at the Royal Observatory Greenwich presenting planetarium shows, school workshops, adult evening classes and occasionally presenting on radio and television. He also work for Astronomy Now magazine, creating artwork and writing articles.

He's given many lectures at various venues over the years, including the Society.

Mars Base

The Saturn Cassini probe has only a few month left - it will be steered to destruction in the Saturnian atmosphere in September 2017. It has been in space for 20 years and has been one of the most successful planetary probes ever.

Jim will be examining the legacy and what will be happening in the next few months.


We often assume all Society members automatically know all there is to know about telescope and viewing, but of course they may not, and anyway new members arrive, and they may not be fully knowledgeable as to 'how to get the best out of your instrument'!

So for this meeting, Observing Officers Jim Webb (right) and Alister Innes (left) will take you through the basics, including the different types of 'scopes and lenses, and of course that a good pair of binoculars are also very useful for viewing the heavens

This slightly enigmatic title refers to the fact that firstly SETI - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - is still alive and well, and now through BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) anyone with spare downtime on their home computer (and most home computers are only used at 1% of their capacity) can join in the search.

Past ASH member George Emsden, who participates in the exercise, will show how it is all achieved!

No meetings these months