Astronomy for Seniors

About this event :

A view of one ,old, mans approach to astro-imaging and the journey that let him to it, in addition to an overview of the methods he uses it also covers the mistakes and lessons learned along the way.

The talk will held at the Washington Wetlands Centre on Sunday 17th July
If you haven’t been in a while why not come along.

Talks at the Wetlands and via Zoom

Talks at Wetlands Centre

The SAS is planning to run this  lecture from the our base of operations Washington Wetlands Centre (in the usual Discovery Room).

Suitable hand sanitisers will be located in the room and at the our observatory. 


We will also try to run the via Zoom for those members/potential members/public who cannot make the lecture event at Washington Wetlands Centre. although we cannot guarantee to quality of the Zoom video feed.

Talks via Zoom

Due to current Washington Wetlands Centre pandemic group gatherings advice we have previously  run SAS lectures via Zoom Pro. which has worked quite successfully.

This has also enable the society to widen our scope of  speakers and to contact and deliver talks from SAS speakers/professional astronomers from further afield nationally and internationally.

We aim to continue this capability depending upon the circumstances and/or location of the speaker for the talk.


Zoom Access

Therefore if you interested in viewing and participating (i.e. Q&A) in this month’s talk,  please send an email request to

Stating your:

  • Name
  • And if you are a current/potential SAS member (i.e. Single, Family, Concession, etc) or you have a just a general interest in the lecture(s)

We will be then send you details on How to join the Zoom video meeting for the SAS talk.

The requisites will be:

  • Meeting ID – 375 091 0450
  • Password Begins with “C*****”


When Who Where

  • Date:  Sunday 17th July 2022,
  • Time: 7pm.
  • Speaker: .
  • Venue: Washington Wetlands Centre Discovery Room and via Zoom (logistics permitting)

Our speaker

Our speaker is David Ettie is a SAS committee member and a very active a member of the SAS with interests in Astronomy Outreach, Visual Observing and Astrophotography.


Your host : Martin Kennedy