'Jane has taken up the challenge of doing for a new generation what Sir Patrick did for us all those years ago.' Dr Brian May

'Many new books on astronomy are now published every year but I am emphatic in saying that Jane Green's is outstanding.' Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, FRS

'Think Professor Cox but without the annoying soundtrack.' J G Futers, Peeblesshire, Scotland

Thursday, 24 January 2013

January 2013
Angela Wintle
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Friday, 18 January 2013

Friday 22 February 2013
1800hrs until Midnight

Horns Lodge
A275, South Chailey, BN8 4BD
Tel: 01273 400422
Come and join us in one of the darkest village pubs in the south east for an evening of astronomical discovery.  Telescopes will be set up in the rear garden for everyone to enjoy the night sky.  Amateur astronomers will be on hand to answer questions.  The event goes ahead, clear skies or not!  If cloudy, state of the art computer technology will reveal the astral wonders lurking behind.  See the International Space Station as it passes overhead and marvel at the giant gas planet Jupiter.
Speakers for the evening:
Richie Jarvis, astro-imager - South Common Observatory, East Sussex Astronomy Society
Jane A Green - author and broadcaster, Eastbourne Astronomy Society
Others to be announced.
For more info, contact Richie Jarvis: 07702 705427.  Email: richie@nebul.ae

Saturday, 12 January 2013

BBC Stargazing Live 2013
American Express Community Stadium
Thursday 10th January
4.30pm to 8.00pm
Well over 500 guests joined us for this BBC-led stargazing event where not even cloudy skies could detract from a truly stunning venue that in itself resembled a space ship nestled in the South Downs!

The BBC and Stadium Crew worked hard to set up for the 4.30pm deadline and telescopes, like sentinels, stood poised for action alongside the pitch (below).
Image credit: Andy Lee: www.astronomy4everyone.org.uk
For Richie Jarvis, Charlotte Clarke and myself, as guest speakers for the Event, we had a relatively easy task to set up in one of the lecture rooms.  Less easy, however, was the issue of lighting whereby when we switched our lights off, so the entire east wing of the stadium was plunged into darkness!
Great fun was had by all!
Richie Jarvis (left), astro-imager, Jane A Green (centre), author and speaker,
Charlotte Clarke, PhD student, University of Sussex
But on a more serious note, it was a terrific evening.  It was so wonderful to witness such enthusiasm and interest in astronomy.  Throughout our talks we were joined by people of all ages.  What made it for me was the blind ex-astronomer who attended our presentations and never stopped smiling.
He confessed his joy at being involved in astronomy again.  But every gasp of wonder, every laugh of disbelief and every smile of incredulity made it worthwhile for me!
A fabulous night and so great to have played a small part.