We are a very informal club that meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Scamblesby Village Hall. We have a number of speakers throughout the year mainly in the lighter evenings from May to October and observing sessions afterwards weather and light permitting along of course with our dedicated viewing sessions.
As a club we are very lucky to have such a good selection of scopes through our members these Range from 6” to 20” Newtonian’s in which visitors are very welcome to take advantage of where they have been brought along.
Although primarily an observing club, we do have members who enjoy the photography side of this wonderful hobby. There is if needed help and advice from them for anybody looking at starting out on this aspect of astronomy or the more experienced looking for a little help. For those of you with that knowledge any help you are happy to offer would be very welcome indeed and of course very much appreciated.
The clubs primary viewing area is at Badger farm a beautiful open dark sky site which as a Bortle Scale class 4 rating this is a very short drive from the hall. We do however have some members who cannot comfortably or safely use that area. For those members we set up equipment at the back of the hall and although not quiet so open it does allow everyone to enjoy the night sky as much as is possible. Please if you have any concerns about mobility just let us know we will accommodate you as much as is possible we really do want everyone to enjoy the night sky.
We also have impromptu sessions when those elusive clear skies show themselves. These are announced on our Facebook Page. Some at Badger farm for anyone wishing to just turn up you are more than welcome. Others may be at members homes and with that the added bonus of a kettle to hand for a very welcome brew on those chilly nights. Should you wish to join us on one of these at a members home please let us know. Unfortunately we cannot use the area at the back of the hall on those non club meeting nights.
As a club outreach to the wider community is an important part and aim of the club. If you run a club, institute, hosting an event or a School and would like to introduce your pupils/members to Astronomy we are very happy to come along and give a presentation or set up a stand at your event. Please Email us and we will happily discuss this with you.