Bayfordbury Open Evenings and IOP Lectures

Bayfordbury Observatory Open Evenings


Friday November 2nd



The next Bayfordbury open Evening is due to be held on November 2nd from 6:00-10:00pm


This is your chance to help the club by volunteering to help recruit new members to our club.  You can do this is several ways. 


The first is to help man our indoor recruitment table where we engage with visitors by talking about astronomy with them in a casual, informal way.  This is where you can help gauge their interest and  tell them about the benefits of coming along to our regular club evenings.  Your job will be to see if you can interest them in signing up to our newsletter mail list with a view to coming along to a meeting.  Sometimes just chatting about equipment and observation experiences helps people to understand that we are a friendly group of every day folk who share a common interest.


The second way of helping is to bring along some of your equipment and, hopefully, being able to use it under a clear sky down by the university's observation domes.  In the past, visitors have been amazed at how good back yard scopes can be for relatively modest budgets (yes, those Lidl ones!).  We have also been fortunate in having some of our members bring along their larger scopes which can certainly rival the university ones for interest.  Visitors have remarked how useful it is to be able to speak with everyday astronomers of all levels about perhaps entering into this fascinating hobby.


As a reward for helping you will be able to get in free and spend some of the evening visiting the other attractions on show at these evenings.


Want to come?  Just click the button below, fill in your name and let us know.

Future Open Evenings are on the calendar for:

December 14


Institute of Physics Lectures University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Astronomy and Art: Universal Appeal?


Andrew Newsam

Prince Edward Hall

College Lane Campus, Hatfield


Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 7.00pm

Free to attend but as a courtesy please email Diane to let her know of your intention to attend.

Please note that this is not the usual venue.  This one is on the opposite side of the road to the Lindop Building where the talks are usually held

Future IOP Lectures are scheduled for :


5 December - The role of drones and satellites in land use and precision agriculture by Toby Waine



27th February - Mysteries of the solar system by Stuart Eves