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23 February 2010

Explore outer space with the Astronomical Society of Haringey

Formed in the early 1970s by Fred Clarke, the brother of acclaimed science fiction author Sir Arthur C. Clarke, and on the recommendation of Sir Patrick Moore, the Astronomical Society of Haringey meets monthly for lectures on a wide range of subject matter covering space research, astronautics, cosmology, science fiction and astronomy.

The first lecture was given by Arthur C. Clarke himself, and for many years the Society met and gave exhibitions in and around Alexandra Palace, meeting in the Palace rooms both before and after the fire.

The society has since moved to a room at Ashmole School, where they meet for monthly lectures, usually on the third Thursday of the month. There are also occasional observing sessions, with society equipment including an Eight and a Half Inch Dobsonian, a Five Inch Refractor and two Six Inch Fork mounted newtonians, which sound fearsome.

Membership of the society is around £15, and the next meeting, on 25th February, will see writer, journalist and TV producer Piers Bizony will make his first visit to the Society. For more, see http://www.ashastro.org.uk

^Picture by DraconianRain^

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