The next Long Eaton Astronomical Society meeting will be on Thursday May 15th at 6:30pm. We will be joined by Martyn Barry from the East Midlands Stargazers who will be talking to us about the lesser known life and times of Sir Isaac Newton.
Newton must surely be considered the Father of modern Astronomy, although probably more commonly known for dodging apples. Contrary to popular belief, Newton did not invent gravity either, it was around a lot longer than that, but he was amongst the first to understand it.
After the talk we shall be having an informal practical astronomy surgery. If you have any questions on how to use any telescopes, mounts, software or the such, or perhaps you would like advice on what to buy or what to look out for in the night sky, this is your chance. You are also welcome to bring in any equipment you need help with.
Refreshments will be from 6:15pm, as always – all are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Membership renewals will continue, membership is £6 for the rest of 2014 and forms will be available at the meeting. For non members we request a donation of £2 towards refreshments.