Check out these online astronomy events taking place in 2022

To register for these fascinating talks please click on the links below.

We will regularly update this page as details of more events become available.

Members will also continue to receive email invitations to join our SWHAS monthly meetings.


December 2022

Thursday  1 December 2022
17:00 – 19:00 GMT

‘Adventures in Planetary Science: Why Return to the Moon?’






UCL/Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Science is running a *free* public outreach event: ‘Adventures in Planetary Science: Why Return to the Moon?’.

The event will take place next Thursday 1st December from 5-7pm, with talks from their CPS and guest lunar experts, followed by a Q&A session with the panel of speakers. This will be a virtual event, hosted online with Zoom (the joining link will be sent just before the event once registered).


Louise Alexander (RAS) – An Introduction to the Moon
Giulia Magnarini (NHM) – A journey across the lunar landscape
Siân Cleaver (Airbus) – The Artemis Missions
Ian Crawford (Birkbeck) – Future exploration: The case for a lunar base
Q&A with the speakers

Event host and chair: Andrew Rushby (Birkbeck)

To register, and for further information about the event please visit:

Or book directly via Eventbrite:



Friday  16 December 2022
20:00 – 22:00 GMT

Members Images / Bring & Buy





For our last meeting of 2022 we will be showing a selection of members images in the Cadogan House Hall, Royal Masonic School For Girls, Rickmansworth.

This will also be presented on Zoom for those that cannot attend in person. Zoom details will be emailed to members a few days before the meeting.

We will also be holding a Bring and Buy event. This is a great opportunity to pick up a bargain or a chance to find a new home for equipment or accessories you no longer use.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Revised RMS meeting protocols now in place

In order to keep everyone safe we still need to adhere to the school guidelines following the relaxation of rules regarding the  COVID situation.

We ask you to respect social distancing where appropriate, as not everyone is comfortable in crowds.

Use good hygiene and the wearing of  face coverings is a now a personal choice.

We will endeavour to keep the hall well ventilated at all times and this may mean some doors need to be left open from time to time.

1. We will ask you to collect your own chair from the back of the hall and take it to a place in the hall where you would like to sit. This can be either near friends/family or well away from everyone else – the choice is yours, but we encourage you to respect social distancing where appropriate.  Be aware that some doors may be left open to aid better ventilation, so bear this in mind when you choose a seating location. It might be advisable to wear layers ! Sanitising wipes will be provided when you collect your chair for you to wipe down your seat.

2. In addition to the school cleaning regime, we will,  prior to the meeting, wipe down all accessible surfaces including the handrails, door handles and toilets.

3. All beverages will be dispensed in paper cups and consumables (such as sugar, UHT milk and biscuits) will be supplied as individually sealed packs. After use, please dispose of these items in the rubbish bags provided.

4. After the talk is over, please return your chair to the back of the hall where it will be wiped down and stacked away.

5. For the time being, we will not be holding planetarium visits – because the space in there is too confined to safely ventilate it. Instead Richard will do a summary of the upcoming night sky in the hall.

Members will be advised of the RMS gate code nearer the date of the meeting. 

Keep safe and we look forward to seeing you in person.



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