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Burnley? Blackburn? Meetings?

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:28 pm
by thomasfn
I was wondering if anyone could tell me of any local places in or around the burnley Blackburn Preston area of Lancashire, were regular star parties, gatherings, etc are held. I would realy like to get out their and watch with people that know more on the subject than me, and company while observing iam sure can only make the experience better. Any help or advice will be much appreciated thank you.

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:54 am
by LeoLion
Hi thomasfn , Head off up through Bacup and down towards Todmorden and you have the Astronomy Centre at http://www.astronomycentre.org.uk/ ( and they have a star party coming up on Saturday 29 th August) .Most Saturday nights there is something happening there .
We have an astronomical society at Hebden Bridge at http://www.hbas.org.uk/ and we have several members from the Burnley , Nelson and Colne areas .. Our new season of astronomy talks is just up on the web .
There is an astronomical society in Preston and another in Bolton. Have a look on the Federation of Astronomical Societies website at http://www.fedastro.org.uk/fas/
Hope this helps,
Len E

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:03 am
by thomasfn
Thank you very much, iam aware of the astronomy center and keep meaning to make an apperance, thanks for the other options I'll look forward to checking them out.

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:45 pm
by thomasfn
its getting that time of year agian so ill be taking a visit soon.

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:31 am
by PaulB
Dear Thomas

Len E has already mentioned two, local society's close too you.

You can find one them, if you follow this link.

Preston and District AS http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/padas/index.htm