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Astronomy Talk: Watching the Moon


Speaker: Richard Flux

 

'Watching the Moon' We are all familiar with seeing the Moon in the night sky and witnessing the progression of phases as a lunar month advances. This appears to be completely unchanging - but are things really that simple?

 

About the Speaker

Richard Flux is a founder member of the Vectis Astronomical Society He has done sterling service on the committee and is currently the VAS Secretary and as Curator of Instruments. He is a skilled amateur astronomer with special interest in telescopes and optics. Richard will speak from his considerable experience of Watching the Moon.

The Vectis Astronomical Society meets on the 4th Friday of every month, except for December. This event is open for non-members to attend. The speakers come from all over the country and give a presentation for around 45 minutes, with a chance for questions and answers afterwards. This is usually followed by a break for refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) which gives an opportunity to mingle and chat. If possible, in the second half of the evening, one of our members may give a short 20 minute “what’s in the sky this month” presentation.