Astronomy Group Meeting

Tolcarn Astronomy Group meeting on Sat 1st Feb. The weather conditions for Saturday don’t look very good. When driving along Coombe road to get to the observatory, please drive carefully. In addition to Kims Lecture on the solar system, Paul Hughes of the Tolcarn Team will give a lecture on different types of telescopes. See you all there.


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Tolcarn Observatory will be open from 1pm Friday 7th March 2014, for International Astronomy Weeks “Target Jupiter.” A chance to observe the planet Jupiter at its closest point in its orbit to Earth. Limited camping will be available. If you are not adverse to a tent and sleeping bag please book your place by emailing


A full house attended the Tolcarn Astronomy Group meeting tonight. Well done to Kim, Amanda and Lois. Thanks to Karl, and Paul for doing all the background work in making the evening a great success. Also thanks to Carolyn and Ed Kennet and Gerry Gee from Landsend Astronomers for making the journey to support Kim and her team. Well done ladies.