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Annual RAS Picnic

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 July 2014 13:33
Annual RAS Picnic. Sunday 20th July 2014 - 12:30pm

 

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Celebrating its Silver Jubilee - its 25th year !

Believe it or not, this year we will be celebrating the 25th RAS Annual Picnic. During that time, we have eaten many sandwiches and cakes, been rained on a couple of times and relocated because of the Olympics to see a Vicar attempt walking on custard.  We have had more Jeroboams of Champagne than present in the standard off-licence, as well as a Methuselah, due to the brilliant assistance of Guy Morgan. We have had picnickers taken off their feet by kites, rockets disappear out of sight (and site) and boomerangs which didn't quite come back without a chase.  We have had attendances from all over the UK, as well as people flying in from Germany, America, and had Fellows from Australia organise their European Tour to stop off en route. Yes, the RAS Annual Picnic has it all. Most of all, it has Fellows, their families and guests attend, complete with other Astronomical Groups to make it an amazing day. To all I send my heartfelt thanks.

So, this will be the big-one. Our 25th Anniversary Blast, which we want to be better than ever. So where and when? Sunday 20th July 2014. Meeting by the General Wolfe Statue near The Old Royal Observatory Greenwich and then picnicking just due East from there.  The RAS Pennant, which has served its duty well and which I hastily made before our first picnic will be flying with pride.  Please contact Q at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or David Lally on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any additional details, as well as to let us know if you will attending. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the RAS Website  www.ras.org.uk/picnic for details too.

 

 

If you can bring something fizzy, it would be great to have a great Blast of Corks to set the day alight! 

 

A comprehensive set of details for getting to the RAS Picnic via Public Transport is available from Dave Lally. Please email him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The latest weather update is available via the Met Office, and the weather is looking excellent.

 

 The place to be on Sunday, 20th July 2014!