Welcome to WMA
(Members should sign in using the link at the bottom of the page)
(To renew your membership click here. Renewals are due 1st April 2017)
Next Event - Friday 11th November 2016
MEMBERS' PROJECT NIGHT
WMA members talk about their exciting range of interests and projects, from astrophotography, spectroscopy and exoplanet research to stone circles, school workshops and Spacefest
Venue: Ashwick & Oakhill Village Hall
Zion Hill, Oakhill, Somerset BA3 5AN
Members - free entry
Guests and public welcome - £3 Couple/family £5 Students £2
World Space Week Report
1st October 2016
1) 'Lift Off' - Wells Public Library
2) Film 'The Last Man on the Moon'
3) Oakhill Star Party
The WMA Planet Poem Competition
A huge thank you to everyone who entered and to the committee for helping to find a winner. It was a very close call but here is the winning poem, by Steve Dyer.
Recent WMA News:
Jo Richardson who is the Event Co-ordinator for WMA and the owner of Space Detectives has recently been selected to become a NationalSTEM Space Ambassador for the South West of the UK. This means that alongside he normal work as a Space Detective in various schools, she will also now be supporting the Tim Peake Primary Project on behalf of ESERO, The European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency. This is an amazing opportunity for her and her business and she is thoroughly looking forward to being involved. We wish her continued luck in getting that Space Education message out to children and adults alike!!
The Wells and Mendip Astronomers group was set up in early 2013 to enable local astronomy and space enthusiasts to enjoy, share and develop their interests and skills. We also aim to increase public awareness at this very important time for space science and exploration, through our programme of public events, talks and star parties.
Whatever your level, beginner or experienced observer, come and join us. Space is for everybody!
"When I first saw the moons of Jupiter, as did Galileo, it amazed me!"
Or as one of our young members recently said
For more information on the recent "Space Art Exhibition" please click HERE
See the recent 'Guardian' article on David A. Hardy's work here.
WMA members Meet Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut, in Bath
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