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Special Event: Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival

When: September 6, 2015 all-day
Where: Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27, UK

Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival This is a 3 day Star Party hosted at the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux – starting on the evening of Fri 4th Sep. On the Sat and Sun EAS will be hosting a stall along with other local astronomy societies. There will be various events, lectures,[…]


Transit of Mercury 12:12-19:43 BST

When: May 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: The Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22, UK

TRANSIT OF MERCURY Mercury will cross the disc of the Sun on Monday 9th May 2016 between 12:12 and 19:42 BST. If you missed the last Transit of Venus this is the next best thing! We will be observing from the Gun Platform at the Redoubt Fortress from 12 noon[…]


Hurstmonceux Astronomy Festival

When: September 5, 2014 – September 8, 2014 all-day
Where: The Observatory Science Centre, The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN, UK

EAS are again supporting the Hurstmonceux Astronomy Festival. We will have a stall/gazebo in the Astro  Societies area on Sat 6th and Sun 7th manned by willing volunteers and esteemed honorary member Gordon Taylor ex RGO. Giving advice and selling a few odds and ends to enhance the society funds.


Occultation of Saturn by Moon

When: October 25, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Nr Beachy Head Pub TBC

Occultation of Saturn by the Moon The occultation lasts from 17:08 until 18:10 – however it is very low in the sky – 11 degs at start to 4 degs at end – in the South-West. It will be difficult to observe unless you have a very good South-West horizon[…]


Partial Solar Eclipse Observing – Western Lawns

When: March 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Western Lawns, King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK

Society Observing of the Partial Solar Eclipse – Note the early morning times. Members of the society (and any passing interested members of the public!) will be able to observe (clouds permitting) the partial solar eclipse – with various telescopes equipped with appropriate filters, and/or by projection.    


Society Lecture – Charting the Stars – Wil Tirion

When: July 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Willingdon Memorial Hall, Church St, Eastbourne BN20 9HT, UK

Title: Charting the Stars – Wil Tirion (Capelle aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands –the world’s foremost celestial cartographer, whose works include Bright Star Atlas 2000.0, Star Atlas 2000.0 and Uranometria 2000.0) Synopsis TBA Biography TBA      


Society Lecture – Sir Isaac Newton Remembers and Ancient Astronomy: Megaliths, landscapes and cosmologies – Mike Edmunds

When: April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Willingdon Memorial Hall, Church St, Eastbourne BN20 9HT, UK

Title:Sir Isaac Newton Remembers and Ancient Astronomy: Megaliths, landscapes and cosmologies – Mike Edmunds (Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics and former Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University) Synopsis TBA Biography TBA