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Our next event…

Julian Onions: Cold Dark Matter
23/11/17, 7.30pm
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I’m a terrible photographer, so I decided to do a little speed painting of Neowise instead. I did my best to capture what it feels to see this comet under the night skies of Washington state.

The incomparable @dbenoit1 will be wowing the @WADASOC on Thurs Nov 21st with a jaw-dropping exploration of "Comets: The Mobile Chemical Lab of the Universe"; miss at your own peril. Details at https://wakefieldastronomysociety.co.uk (speaker being updated as I type this!); open to all!

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Our Society was started by a few amateur astronomers from the district who got together via the Stargazers Lounge forum and arranged some local star gazing sessions. Over 6 months numbers swelled, bringing a vast and varied range of personalities, equipment and knowledge of the night sky alongside. The society has continued to go from strength to strength.

We host a number of guest speaker meetings throughout the year during the stargazing season, as well as several public outreach sessions covering both solar and stellar observing.






The society is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies, and is governed by a constitution-bound committee with an AGM held annually at which society members may vote on decisions for the forthcoming year.

AGM Minutes & Society Documentation (1/31/2019) - The WADAS Constitution Constitutionally, the club makes available the minutes of the AGM to all club members. Those published can be downloaded below: AGM 2020 AGM 2019 AGM 2018 AGM 2017 AGM 2016 AGM 2015 AGM 2014 Inauguration - Oct 2013
Closed Facebook Group (1/31/2019) - A hot topic at the AGM this year was communication regarding observing sessions, and generally keeping in touch. Several members found accessing and using SGL confusing / difficult, notably since the discontinuation of support for the Tap-a-Talk app. A discussion amongst the members ensued, and a few proposals were made. After a vote it was decided to form a closed Facebook Group for active members only, due to the convenience of the FB App and integration with most mobile platforms. The group can be accessed via https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakefieldastrosoc/ - as it’s a closed group one of the society digital admins will…
Members’ Forum (4/13/2018) - The chaps over at StargazersLounge.com (SGL) have generously provided a dedicated forum for us over on their site. You can find links to the forum and individual threads on the right. As SGL is an external site, you’ll need an account with them - new users can sign up for free at https://stargazerslounge.com/register Our Committee-Only internal forum remains however. If you’re eligible for access, the link should appear at the top right of this page under the "Member Tools" menu. As this is an internal forum, no further credentials are required.