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Don Thomas - AstronautDon Thomas - Astronaut
Don visits 50-100 schools every year and is one of the best at connecting with a wide range of students, from pre-school children all the way through college.

His popular and most frequently requested “Living and Working in Space” presentation brings the students along with him on his journey to become an astronaut and allows them to share the fun and excitement of being in space.

Focusing on the thrills of launch, how astronauts eat, sleep, and exercise, the infamous space toilet, and sharing the beauty of our planet he experienced and saw firsthand during his 692 orbits of the Earth, his programs are highly interactive, engaging, educational, inspirational, and fun with a strong environmental message for taking better care of our planet. These programs can be adapted for all ages and can be presented in small classroom settings or large school assemblies.
Don also does Virtual Classsroom visits from Ohio to anywhere by Skype.
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Wolverhampton Astronomical Society<br />Established 1951Wolverhampton Astronomical Society
Established 1951

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An amateur group founded in 1951, the Society has witnessed over a half a century of fantastic achievements in astronomy and space exploration.
The Society is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy (including complete beginners who are more than welcome) and all tastes and experience levels are catered for.
Heaton Park Manchester Astronomy GroupHeaton Park Manchester Astronomy Group
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Group meetings are held in the Bowls Pavilion between 7pm and 9pm every Thursday during the winter months.
Highlands Astronomical Society.Highlands Astronomical Society.
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he Highlands Astronomical Society exists to promote and extend the awareness of, interest in, and enjoyment of astronomy within a friendly and stimulating environment, hosting educational, practical and social activities in the local area, accessible to all ages and level of knowledge.
The Society seeks to achieve its aims through a varied programme of meetings, activities and events, including talks, exhibitions, observing sessions open to the public and social events. The Highlands Astronomical Society also aims to contribute worthwhile observational data to national and international astronomical organisations.

Astronomy is one of the few remaining sciences where valuable contributions and discoveries are still being made by amateurs. These facts are recognised and actively encouraged by professional astronomers and scientists.
Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical SocietyScarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society
Visit the Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society website
Established in 1976, originally under the name Scarborough & District Astronomical Society, SARAS hold monthly meetings and public observing events under the dark skies at the Dalby Forest observatories. SARAS also organise the annual Starfest star camp in Dalby Forest held in August each year. In Jan 2013, Dalby Forest was awarded the Milky Way Class of the Dark Sky Discovery status. For more info, please visit
South West Herts Astronomical SocietySouth West Herts Astronomical Society
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The Society was founded in 1968, with the aims of promoting the science of astronomy and encouraging popular interest in the subject.

From September to May regular meetings are held in Rickmansworth, usually on the last Friday of the month.
Welsh UFO Research NetworkWelsh UFO Research Network
Visit the WUFORN Website
The WUFORN is based in the Rhondda Valleys in South Wales and our aim is for the scientific investigation and research into the ufo phenomenon in Wales as well as the UK at large and for disclosure of those sightings to be made to the public.
Merseyside Naturalists' AssociationMerseyside Naturalists' Association
Visit the Merseyside Naturalists' Association Website
Do you want to find out more about the wildlife of our area?
Are you fascinated by birds, plants, mammals, fungi or butterflies?
Would you like to go on trips to see them accompanied by experts?
We offer a wide and varied programme of local walks and talks. See our programme.
If you would like to get involved, then join us in the Merseyside Naturalists' Association, to meet people with similar interests in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
Rossendale Aviation SocietyRossendale Aviation Society
Visit The Rossendale Aviation Society Website
The Rossendale Aviation Society is probably the largest and most active organisation for aviation enthusiasts in Lancashire, with nearly one hundred registered members from the Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Yorkshire areas
Meetings are held fortnightly, usually on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Haslingden Cricket Club, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancashire, starting at 20:00 hours. The venue is within easy reach of the M60, M62, M65 and M66 motorways.
Wycombe Astronomical SocietyWycombe Astronomical Society
Visit Wycombe Astronomical Society Website
Wycombe Astronomical Society is a friendly and active society bringing the wonders of astronomy to all who live in South Buckinghamshire.
We have around 80 members of all ages and levels of astronomical knowledge from beginners through to advanced amateurs, and a lively observing community. We have our own observatory permanently located at Woodrow High House near Amersham in Buckinghamshire and regularly get together to observe during the observing season.
Milton Keynes Astronomical SocietyMilton Keynes Astronomical Society
Visit Milton Keynes Astronomical Society Website
Society meets at
Rectory Cottages,
Church Green Road,
Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ.
Milton Keynes Astronomical Society celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2012. We post-date the creation of the new City by a few years.
We cater for all who interested in Astronomy in the Milton Keynes / North Bucks area. We have quite a mixed membership in gender and age of around 40-50 members. There are beginners and experienced amateur astronomers to guide them through their learning and hobby.
Engaging into active observing and promoting Astronomy are our main aims. We hold meetings fortnightly all year round and invite guest speakers to talk to our membership on a regular basis. We operate a telescope loan scheme to newcomers to help them evaluate different instruments and we hold imaging workshops to encourage imagers to get the best results.
Visitors are welcome and we hope they will join our ranks in the future.
Oxford University Space and Astronomy SocietyOxford University Space and Astronomy Society
Visit Oxford University Space and Astronomy Society website
The aims of the Society are to promote and encourage an interest in astronomy, astrophysics and space science throughout the University. During term time, there are talks on Monday evenings (free for members, £2.50 for non-members), and observations (free) are usually held on Friday evenings (weather dependent - confirmation is made by email to the mailing list). More information can be found here. Events are open to all.
Membership of the society costs £6 for one year, or £12 for life, and this gives you unlimited access to the society's talks. (Please note: life membership is only available to those who are members of the university.)
Please join our mailing list to keep up to date with the society! Weekly emails are sent out about talks and observations.
Talks are held in the Dennis Sciama lecture theatre of the Denys Wilkinson Building. Doors open around 7.50pm, and the talks begin at 8pm, lasting for about an hour. Talks are free for members and cost £2.50 for non-members. Free refreshments are served after every talk.
The Solar ExplorerThe Solar Explorer
Andy Devey's website THE SOLAR EXPLORER. "This is a new website that I will continuously evolve as an interactive resource for you aspiring amateur astronomers that are committed to SAFELY achieving your own progressive solar astronomical and outreach goals."
Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical SocietyMexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society
Celebrating 30 Year's Advancing Astronomy.
Permanent dedicated meeting room over
Swinton Working mens club.
Meetings Thursday evenings
Events programme
Mike Weasners Mighty ETX siteMike Weasners Mighty ETX site
Lots of Useful information for the ETX User
A popular Site for ETX enthusiasts
Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope, CheshireJodrell Bank Radio Telescope, Cheshire
Skywatcher telescope instructionsSkywatcher telescope instructions
Find lots of help on using your astro telescope here and instruction downloads for Skywatcher telescopes.
The Campaign for dark skiesThe Campaign for dark skies
The CfDS aims to preserve and restore the beauty of the night sky by campaigning against excessive, inefficient and irresponsible lighting that shines where it is not wanted nor needed.

Federation of Astronomical Societies.Federation of Astronomical Societies.
Formed in 1974, the FAS was conceived as a sort of union of astronomical societies, groups, and individuals, liasing together, where practicable, for their mutual benefit. A list of federation aims was drawn up which included such items as the compilation of lists of people prepared to give talks, the encouragement of the teaching of astronomy in educational establishments, the giving of advice on problems commonly encountered by astronomical societies, and so on.

Liverpool Astronomical SocietyLiverpool Astronomical Society
The Society's aims are the same as when it was formed in 1881-
i.e. " To promote the science of Astronomy primarily in Liverpool and the neigbourhood thereof"
Leeds Astronomical SocietyLeeds Astronomical Society
The Leeds Astronomical Society was established in 1859 and is still very active.
Our Society is open to all comers: we have no distinctions according to age or experience!
You are welcome to try us out before you decide to join - no obligation!

Stardome Mobile Planetarium.Stardome Mobile Planetarium.
Stardome features superior technology including:
Large 6-metre dome
Seating in chairs for 30+ people - a professional auditorium, no sitting on the floor
Zip tent-style entrance - no tunnel to crawl down
Large screen data projection
Hi-tech Holmestronic star projector for full dome projection
Free data and presentation CD to every school

Fieldview astronomy guesthouse.Fieldview astronomy guesthouse.
You do not have to be interested in Astronomy to stay at Fieldview, Although we opened in 1996 to provide astronomers with a dark and comfortable site to persue their hobby, we are open to anyone who wants a quiet break, and a few days where the pace of life is more relaxed. many of our guest return time after time, So come and spend a winter (or summer) holiday with us, and if your interested take a look though a telescope, then get warm in front of our wood burning fire, flick through some books, chat with friends and relax.
After an evening of Astronomy, try the Astronomers Breakfast, a special late breakfast to suit you (but you don't have to take part in astronomy to get a late breakfast, breakfast is at a time to suit you). Evening meals are available all around the area, we have a terrific pub only a couple of minutes walk from us

Salford astronomical societySalford astronomical society
welcomes anyone with an interest in astronomy.
Whether you are a keen observer, or you enjoy reading about
astronomy, or watching astronomy programmes on TV,
Salford Astronomical Society has events and activities to
interest you.Enquiries telephone: Kath Redford 0161 794 3179

The Society for popular astronomy. (SPA)The Society for popular astronomy. (SPA)
The Society for Popular Astronomy brings the excitement of the universe to everyone, Whether you are young or old, beginner or an experienced skywatcher, you'll get a great deal from the SPA. Members receive a quarterly magazine 'Popular Astronomy' news circulars, and free electronic news bulletins. Regular meetings are held every three months on Saturday afternoons in London, with occasional extra dates in other cities.
West Didsbury astronomical societyWest Didsbury astronomical society
The West Didsbury Astronomical Society was formed to bring people together who have an interest in Astronomy.
With access to computer-guided telescopes, we organise observing sessions, talks, discussion groups, trips to museums and a yearly weekend outing to The Dales.
Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month - except in August - at: William Hulme's Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester,
England M16 8PR.
Macclesfield astronomical society.Macclesfield astronomical society.
The Macclesfield Astronomical Society, founded in 1990, meets twice a month for a Workshop and a main Lecture. Whether you are an armchair astronomer or a keen meteor-observer, you will find a kindred spirit within the Society ...
Bolton Astronomical SocietyBolton Astronomical Society
The Bolton Astronomical Society was formed approximately 25 years ago, we are a group of enthusiasts
of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. We meet at the
Bolton TIC Center on Minerva Road (near the Bolton Royal Hospital) on the first and third Tuesday of the month.
We have an 6 inch reflecting telescope which is available for members to borrow.
Membership is £15.00 p/a and £7.50 for concessions. Meetings are free to members and £2.00 for guests.
Blackpool and district Astronomical society.Blackpool and district Astronomical society.
The Blackpool and District Astronomy Society was formed in November 1986 by a small group of keen amateur astronomers. The society has around 20-30 members who regularly meet to discuss current news and other aspects of astronomy.
Meetings take place on a regular basis on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings include a talk or lecture, either by a guest speaker or by one of our own members and can consist of a slide show, video footage or hands-on sessions.

We also offer help and support for beginners on what type of equipment they should purchase and how to use it.

Meetings are conducted on a friendly and informal basis and all are welcome to attend.
Altrincham and District Astronomical Society.Altrincham and District Astronomical Society.
Formal meetings are held at Timperley Village Hall at 8 pm on the first Friday of each month (except July and August when we are closed). Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings - there is no charge.
Manchester Astronomical SocietyManchester Astronomical Society
Founded in 1903, the Society meets weekly on Thursday from approx. 7 pm in the Godlee observatory, which is situated in the Sackville Building of The University of Manchester. Public lectures are held every third Thursday from Sept - April. Our aim is to encourage the study and enjoyment of Astronomy for both the newcomer and seasoned observer alike.
British Wild FlowersBritish Wild Flowers
John Somerville's Pages on British wild flowers
John RudkinJohn Rudkin
Yorkshire Artist with some Great works of art for sale.
Image PaletteImage Palette
You'll find wonderful images of landscapes, aspects of nature, still
life and arresting abstract compositions on the Image Palette
website. We supply superb limited edition photographic 'gallery wrap'
prints on artists canvas. Perfect for image conscious individuals.
Tony's Mobile DiscoTony's Mobile Disco
A fantastic mobile disco for your event/ Function or wedding
Great light show and sound system from Tony's Disco
with 30 years experience
Covering South Yorkshire areas but will travel further afield
Please ask for detaails
Glitz 'n' GiftsGlitz 'n' Gifts
Visit The new website for all your jewellery and giftware
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