The Bad News:
The daily Newsletter emails will now cease... 😥
A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Alan Ledbury for tirelessly producing these 'Virtual Meeting' Newsletters on a daily basis throughout lockdown until very recently. He produced over 730 newsletters during this time!
THE GOOD NEWS:
The club is now open as normal! 😊
Club meetings will be held every Thursday as usual.
As well as the regular weekly meetings, on the first Thursday of each month we intend to have a talk with slide-shows as usual, provided by an invited "guest" speaker. On the last Thursday of each month, we shall do the usual "What's up Doc?" which is a slide show talk all about what to expect in the night sky for the coming month.
The majority of guest speakers prefer to do the talks from home using Zoom. The speaker will be "Live" on the screen so they can respond to questions from the audience. The FAS has asked that the talk be broadcast to all other members of FAS so that will be done, usually there will not be a charge for this.
For those that cannot attend in person on Thursdays, you can watch it on Zoom, for which there will be an invitation sent out weekly in a newsletter each Thursday.
We will publish the Zoom meeting details on our weekly emails, so if you'd like to attend, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, giving us your email address, so we can add you to our email mailing list. After which, you shall receive our regular emails, including the Zoom meeting details.
Alternatively, you can leave us a message on our Contacts page with your details so we can add you to our mailing list.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Walsall Astronomical Society
Established in 1990, we are a friendly astronomical society that is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy, space exploration and similar topics. People with all levels of experience are welcome, especially beginners.
We have weekly club meetings, where we have talks on what's up in the sky during the month, the latest scientific discoveries, and also every month, a guest speaker who would deliver a talk on a specialist topic. We've had speakers from the BBC Sky at Night programme, as well as renowned professors and scientists from well known organisations.
There is NO MEETING at the Club this Thursday 12th May as Rushall Olympic Football Club is playing in a Cup Final. We are back to normal next week!
Walsall Astronomy Club