The December stargazing meeting will include our wonderful raffle with a chance to win telescopes! The date, in early December, will be announced here soon.

The structure of the December raffle will be similar to the last (June 2018). £2 buys you one ticket. You do not need to be present on the night to win one of the prizes, but if you cannot attend, shipping-related costs will be your responsibility. Tickets will be able to be bought at the December meeting. Alternatively, any donation received by the BSIA from now until 24 hours before the meeting will have tickets allocated by email, one ticket for each £2 donated. Those who already donate regularly will also get ticket allocations.
Visit our Support Us page and make a donation via PayPal, or you can hand a donation to one of us on the committee. Contact us if you need more information on this.

Remember, if you are new to becoming an Irregular, you don’t need to own and bring to our meetings a telescope or binoculars – there are usually a dozen or so telescopes of various sizes and designs for you to look through. Of course if you do own an instrument you can carry to the Hub then please bring it with you!

We meet whether the sky is clear or cloudy! Sometimes the weather forecast for the day just looks awful. In extreme cases, we might outright cancel a meeting however, in the majority of cases, we go ahead anyway. Provided it’s not raining, we gather even under cloudy skies and enjoy an evening of social astronomy chat. Often this results in rewards for those who choose to attend, as London’s unpredictable cloud cover can vanish without warning – then it’s every telescope for itself! We highly recommend coming along even if it looks cloudy. Even if the sky has nothing to show us, there’s always something interesting to see and hear at one of our star parties.

Additional information on directions to the hub and our event etiquette is available.