An oasis in the centre of London, the Hub in Regents Park provides an unlikely but a superb location for Astronomers to gather. Working on the premise that any observing is better than none at all, we meet once each month and prove conclusively that you can do Astronomy from a central urban location. Now approaching our third birthday (June 12th 2013) and with 1500 members, the group is well established with its own distinctive character. We always have many exciting events on the calendar and 2013 is no exception.
We always encourage new participants to come along, ideally bring your friends/ family/ neighbours/ work colleagues with you! No equipment or knowledge is required! But please feel free to bring along your own telescope - if you have questions about set-up and usage, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about it and how to get the best out of it.
To get on the mailing list, you can do the following:-
Notifications are sent out regularly, in advance of each meeting with a final update on the weather forecast etc - we have been very lucky so far!
Meeting dates for 2013 are notified on the BSIA website.
The Hub in Regent's Park is equidistant from three Underground Stations - Baker Street, St. John's Wood and Camden. Great Portland Street is also quite close. The get directions to The Hub, please visit their website:- http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/regents_park/hub/thehub.cfm
Looking at the map, The Hub is located about 150m inside the north perimeter of Regent's Park, just to the west of London Zoo.
We will be exempt on most occasions from park closing times, subject to certain conditions, but will be limited to one particular exit - please contact us for more details.
Those wishing to bring their own telescope may wish to come by car (the park is outside the Congestion zone) and parking on the perimeter road is free from 6.30pm.
From our location we are a considerable distance from streetlights and are shielded from them anyway by trees etc. Of course, in central London there is a lot of skyglow, and building such as the Telecom Tower rise above the treeline, but we have large horizons and it remarkable how much astronomy we have actually done from this site. Please come along and join us, and help us to do more. Tell your friends, family, and work colleagues and why not make an evening of it?