CODY Astronomical Society


Club Events - Observing     - Lectures

Evening Club Nights/Observing Sessions

wpeF.jpg (1894 bytes)The society arranges evening club nights/observing sessions during year. These are held at the Cody Observatory at Farnborough. There will be experienced observers on hand to help coordinate viewing for the evening and the usage of the Cody Telescope. If the weather is inclement, a Club night will be held and there will be informal talks in the observatory clubroom. The society's 8" Meade reflector will also be available and there may be opportunities to try some photography.

All members are encouraged to attend, be they novices or experts and, if they wish, to bring along their own 'scopes if the weather is fine. Please note any equipment you bring on site is done so entirely at your own risk.

Actual dates will be selected at short notice according to weather.
An E Mail will be sent out to members shortly beforehand.
Parking arrangements are given below:-

Parking please in the red areas - leave the green parking area for those who are bringing their telescopes.



Click here for our Observatory Guide

Lectures 2018/19

wpeF.jpg (1894 bytes)The society arranges evening lectures which are usually held in the Whittle lecture theatre on the Cody Technology park starting at 7.30pmDetails of the current programme are given below:-                           




21st November 2018

A Brief History of Cosmology/The US Total Eclipse) (Member talks)

Colin Hooper/Peter Randall  
12th December 2018 Early universe cosmology Marika Taylor  
23rd January 2019 Gravitational Wave Astronomy Professor Ian Jones Southampton University
19th February 2019 Making a solar system: A recipe for worlds Dr Ashley King Natural History Museum
19th March 2019 The Gaia Mission George Seabroke MSSL
16th April 2019 How we'll live on Mars Colin Stuart Author
20th May 2019 The V2 Rocket John Becklake  










Other Events

The Society also holds Basic Astro talks to help beginners start in the hobby and there is a surgery hosted by a committee member most thursday lunchtimes. Please contact one of the committee members for details.