I’m Emma, also known on tumblr as astronemma, and I’m ‘Science Officer’ of the University of Manchester Astronomy Society. This means I organise stargazing events and the like for the society, but I’ve also taken it upon myself to set up this blog.
As a society, we organise many events to get involved with. These include: trips to Jodrell Bank; stargazing evenings; lectures on a range of astronomical topics by experienced speakers; camping trips to less light-polluted areas; and much more. We have a range of equipment including telescopes, but you’re more than welcome to use your own if you have it!
So, if you’ve been a student here at UoM for a while now, or you’re joining us in September, and you have an interest in astronomy, then our society is for you! We already have a range of members from a number of different courses, and have a mix of experienced astronomers and interested newcomers amongst us.
Our Facebook page and group are probably the best way of keeping informed for now, at least until we get this blog and our Twitter feed up and running properly. We’ll also have a stall running at the Fresher’s Fair, so come along and say hello!