The Society regularly participates in public outreach events such as Stargazing Live, which is organised by the BBC each winter. These events entail members taking their telescopes and other equipment to events at dark sites, where members of the public are encouraged to see the wonders of the night sky and to have them explained. The Society also takes part in village shows in the summer, where members’ solar telescopes are popular with the public.

2014…

Date Event Location
Mon 20th Oct, 8:00pm – 9:00pm Practical meteor observing with a low cost Yagi antenna Leicester Radio Society, Leicester, LE3 9QJ
Fri 26th Sep ‘Zooniverse Stargazing’ with Chris Lintott Harlaxton Manor, NG32 1AG
Wed 8th Jan ‘Stargazing Live’ at Leicester University The University of Leicester, University Road, LE1 7RH
Sat 11th Jan ‘Stargazing Live at Colwick Woods’ with the Friends of Colwick Woods Colwick Woods, Greenwood Road, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG3 7FS
Thu 23rd Jan Discover the Wonders Above’ with Charnwood College Charnwood College, Gate 5, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ
Thu 30th Jan Run by NTU: ‘Open Dome Event – A Yardstick for our Solar System The Observatory, Nottingham Trent University, NG11 8NS
Wed 5th Feb ‘Stargazing at the Square’ – CANCELLED due to weather Nottingham City Centre, the Old Market Square, NG1
Sat 8th Feb ‘Stars at the Stables’ with the South Notts Riding for the Disabled – CANCELLED due to weather Lings Lane Riding Stables, Lings Lane, Keyworth, NG12 5AF
Fri 28th Feb ‘Backyard Astronomy: its Joys and Trials’ by Dr Roy Gretton West Bridgford Baptist Church Hall
Tue 4th Mar ‘Stargazing at Holgate’ – CANCELLED due to alterations work at the school. The Holgate School, Hillcrest Drive, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 6PX
Wed 5th Mar ‘Stars in the Square – Jupiter Watch’ Nottingham City Centre, the Old Market Square, NG1 (outside Debenhams)
Sat 15th Mar ‘Science in the Park’ Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, NG8 2AE
Sat 22nd Mar Family Fun Day’ with British Geological Survey BGS, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, NG12 5GG

2013…

Year Event
Tues 8th Jan ‘Stargazing Live’ at the BBC Event, at Leicester University
Fri 11th Jan ‘Stargazing Live’ at The Isaac Newton School in Grantham
Sat 19th Jan ‘Stargazing Live at Colwick Woods’ with the Friends of Colwick Woods
Sat 2nd Feb ‘Stars at the Stables’ with the South Notts Riding for the Disabled
Fri 22nd Feb ‘Stargazing Live at Woolsthorpe Manor’ with The National Trust
Tues 26th Feb ‘Stargazing Live’ at Delisle School, Loughborough
Wed 13th Mar ‘Stargazing Live’ at Holgate School, Hucknall
Wed 20th Mar Astronomy Talk to the Science Group children at Woolsthorpe Manor
Sat 23rd Mar BGS Family Day
Sat 13th July Keyworth Village Show
Sun 1st Sept Sutton Bonington Show
Fri 6th Dec Keyworth Primary School Christmas Fayre

2012…

Year Event
Tues 17th Jan ‘Stargazing Live at Wollaton Hall’ with the BBC at the East Midlands (Showpiece event)
Thurs 19th Jan ‘Stargazing Live’ at Delisle School, Loughborough
Sat 21st Jan ‘Stargazing Live at Colwick Woods’ with the Friends of Colwick Woods
Sat 28th Jan ‘Stars at the Stables’ with the South Notts Riding for the Disabled
Fri 27th Apr ‘Stargazing at Woolsthorpe Manor’ with The National Trust
Sat 17th March BGS Open Day
Sat 14th July Keyworth Village Show
Sun 2nd Sept Sutton Bonington Show
Tues 25th Sept ‘Stargazing at Woolsthorpe Manor’ part of the Gravity Fields Festival

2011…

Year Event
Sat 8th Jan ‘Stargazing Live at Colwick Woods’ with the Friends of Colwick Woods
Sat 30th Jan Back to Basics Workshop, at Nottingham University, with the BAA
Sat 14th March ‘Starwatch at Wollaton Hall’ with Mansfield & Sutton AS
Sat 31st October ‘Moonwatch at Nottingham Castle’ with Nottingham University

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