Annual Meeting 2017

This year's Annual Meeting has only just finished, but next year's is even more important. In 2017 we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Webb Deep-Sky Society. Cake is planned!

The date is Saturday the 3rd of June 2017 at our normal venue: the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. There's no need to book in advance. Member or not, you're all welcome to turn up on the day.


We have news on our programme of speakers:

  • Wolfgang Steinicke on William Herschel’s “Hole in the Sky” and the Discovery of Dark Nebulae.
  • Mark & Janet Robinson will tell us about Webb to Ranyard: one half of a correspondence.
  • Steve Gottlieb is talking about Advanced Observing with a very large Dobsonian.
  • Bernhard Hubl on Imaging the Southern Sky from Chile – objects, tips, planning.
  • Our professional keynote is to be given by Professor Carlos Frenk entitled Everything from nothing: how our universe was made.


There will be two ticket options available: one with lunch provided and one without (you're welcome to bring your own food). Coffee and tea will be available for all in the breaks as normal.

The availability of tickets with lunch included will be limited, so if you want one it's best to turn up bright and early.