Details of forthcoming Astronomy events in school, for students, parents and members of our wider learning community, will appear here.
To enquire about attending an event, please contact the school on 0115 9732438 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Eaton Astronomical Society
Open to the general public. Meetings will begin with a talk on an astronomical topic followed by observing if the skies are clear. Membership is £15 per year (paid pro-rata on joining), membership forms are available at each meeting. If you would like to attend a meeting as a non-member we ask for a £2 donation. Under 16’s can attend for free but must be accompanied by an adult.
The meeting schedule for 2017 is:
Tuesday 10th January 2017 (6:00-9:00pm): Stargazing Live Showcase Event.
Thursday 23rd February 2017 (7:00-9:00pm): Speaker Rosie Johnson of Leicester University talking about “Aurora at Jupiter”.
Thursday 23rd March 2017 (7-9pm): Speaker Dr Alan Wood and Students of Nottingham Trent University talking about subject to be confirmed.
Thursday 27th April 2017 (7-9pm): Charlie Smith – Jupiter and the Asteroid Belt.
Thursday 25th May 2017 (7-9pm): Speaker and Subject TBC.
Thursday 29th June 2017 (7-9pm): Speaker and Subject TBC.
Thursday 20th July 2017 (7-9pm): Speaker and Subject TBC.
Thursday 28th September 2017 (7-9pm): Speaker and Subject TBC.
Wednesday 18th October 2017 (7-9pm): Speaker and Subject TBC.
Thursday 23rd November 2017 (7-9pm): Speaker and Subject TBC.
Thursday 14th December 2017 (7-9pm): World Famous Christmas Quiz!
Family Astronomy Club
Open to The Long Eaton School students and their family members, to join please see Miss Ellender or Miss Harrington – or collect a letter from student services.
The schedule for 2016/2017 is as follows:
Tuesday 4th October (6-7:30pm) – World Space Week
Tuesday 1st November (6-7:30pm)
Thursday 8th December (6-7.30pm) – Christmas Special
Wednesday 8th February (6-7.30pm) –
Tuesday 14th March (6-7.30pm) –
Wednesday 10th May (6-7.30pm) –
Wednesday 21st June (6-7.30pm) –
Wednesday 12th July (6-7.30pm) –
Events at the observatory:
Long Eaton Astronomical Society: Meetings generally take place on the last Thursday of the month during term time. Each meeting will include a talk on an astronomical topic followed by an observing session (weather permitting).
GCSE Astronomy observing evenings: An opportunity for GCSE Astronomers to complete observations towards their coursework, see Miss Ellender to book.
Bookable time for external groups: External groups can book to visit the observatory for an observing evening or workshop. Email the observatory for more information.
TLES Family Astronomy club: Open to students at TLES and their family members. Each month will include hands on Astronomy activities followed by an observing session (weather permitting). Please collect a letter from Student Services or see Miss Ellender if you would like to join.
Special Events: Follow the blog to receive details of special events taking place at the observatory.