The beginning of Autumn sees the start of Southport Astronomical Society’s regular monthly meetings.

The first meeting is on September 19th and is called “Heavens Above!” It takes place at Scarisbrick Bowling Club, 1a Falkland Road, Southport from 7.30pm until 9pm. The society’s very own Eddie Vanner and Bob Mount will take you on a tour of the night sky and guide you to some of the delights the longer nights have to offer.

Membership of the society is 15 pounds per year, but prospective members are very welcome to come to a talk for free before deciding whether to join. You will receive a very warm welcome!

If you can’t make that meeting, or you need another helping of cosmic goodness, then on Sunday the 22nd September why not come to the observatory in Hesketh Park and celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at the town’s Victorian observatory.

Find out about the telescope, past astronomers and why Autumn really starts at the Equinox! The observatory will be open from 10:30am until 4pm. There are some steep steps to climb to enter the observatory. Entry is free.

Society members will be on hand to talk about the telescope and the history of this Grade 2 Victorian observatory and to answer questions on a wide range of astronomical topics of interest to visitors.

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