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The Future of Space Exploration

The Wells & Mendip Astronomers and BIS (South-west) will be hosting a talk on The Future of Space Exploration by Dr. David Baker FBIS, former NASA engineer and Editor of Spaceflight magazine, on Friday 5th May at the Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE. The talk will begin at 7:30pm and is open to both members and non-members.

Entrance: WMA and BIS members £2; non-members £3; students £2.
Booking required - click here to book.

Details of more events are given below:

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.

Earths Mission


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 is also 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 certainly busy, following Tim's successful mission. We wish her continued luck in getting that Space Education message out to children and adults alike!!

WMA aims

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


Clear skies!


For more information on our astronomical and space art exhibition, "Visions of Space" please click here.

See 'The Guardian' article on David A. Hardy's work here.

WMA Members meet Chris Hadfield - A genuine

WMA members Meet Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut, in Bath

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