Free stargazing event in Othery


16th March 2018


17th March 2018


Othery village Hall

High Street


All talks/workshops/films and entrance are FREE and open to all ages, Children must be accompanied by and adult.

Daytime refreshments will be available to purchase and a cash bar in the evening will be open.
Astronomy related stalls and exhibitions will be on display.

Programme Timings

Friday 16th March

3pm After School space activities

6.30pm Hall and bar opens for evening events

7.30pm Film Interstellar (12A) starts

Saturday 17th March

11am Opening of second day of the event- Paul Adamson Chariman Somerset Levels Stargazers.

11.15am Distances in Space-John Martin M.B.E

12am Stargazing- Paul Adamson

1pm Q and A session followed by and Astronomical talk by Ron Westmaas Chairman of Crewkerne and District Astronomical Society.

2pm Exoplanets and Charterhouse Exoplanets Project- Mark Woodland F.R.A.S.

3pm Astropotography- Bill Reed.

4pm Astro Facts- Martin Hornby.

5pm Space News- Nigel.

6.30pm Hall and bar opens for evening event.

7.15pm Time and the Stars. A talk by Bob Mizon M.B.E, F.R.A.S., Uk co-ordinator of the commission for Dark Skies.

Throughout the day Children's Space Case Workshops will be held by Jo Richardson F.R.A.S South West Ambassador on behalf of the Nation STEM learning centre (funded by the European Space Resources Office) owner of Space Detectives.

Bristol AS & BAA Back to Basics event

Dear fellow Stargazers & Astronomers,

Here in Bristol we are hosting the forthcoming BAA “Back to Basics” workshop event on Saturday 10th March.

Full details are on the attached Poster and booking forms but basically as is typical for BAA events, registration is at 10.00am and the day finishes at 5pm.

There will be a range of speakers and all refreshments and lunch is included.

The cost for the meeting is £10.00 BAA Members & children under 16. £13.00 for non-members.

As our venue has a limited capacity this will be a strictly ticket only event.

Please could you circulate this among your members to see if anyone would be interested in coming along – all booking is done via the BAA not ourselves.

Many thanks

Best wishes


The Herschel Museum Bath

We have secured a private out of hours guide of The Herschel Museum including a talk on William Herschel and the house in Bath on Saturday 4th November. This will start at 10.00am and we do still have places left. Should you wish to come along please bring the entrance fees to our meeting this month. Member:£5.50 Guests:£8.00. Of course if you become a member this month you will save £2.50. Own transport to be arranged.

Hestercombe Gardens Taunton

On Friday 27th October between 7.00pm to 9.00pm we have been invited to Hestercombe gardens to hold astronomical talks and a star gazing evening. Entry fees are Adults:£6 and Children:£3.

"Join the experts from the Somerset Levels Stargazers for an introduction to astronomy. We’ll meet in the Bampfylde Hall at Hestercombe and then head outside to explore the night sky and locate the stars using telescopes and binoculars (bring your own if you have them)."

If you would like to attend please book your tickets in advance here

Wells Library

As part of space week 2017 and in conjunction with Wells and Mendip astronomers there will be...To boldly go, a day of space and astronomy held on Saturday 7th October between 10.00am to 3.00pm. This is a free event, and we will be holding the somerset levels stargazer display table. Please do come along for the day. As always we are looking for volunteers to help out if you have the time.

Othery Street Fair

On the 17th June Somerset Levels Stargazers had a stand at the Othery Street Fair.

We had a pick a star game winning a prize each time, a huge big thanks to all who gave donations to the table including Hestercombe Gardens and Wookey Hole Caves who donated free tickets , we also had a solar telescope set up which had a lot of interest.

A good day out despite the heat with lots to see and do and plenty of much needed refreshments.

Bill and Paul at the Othery Street Fair
Observing the sun through a Solar Telescope