Instead of going out all lonely, let's share stargazing time!
Sharing views through different telescopes/binoculars, and knowledge about the constellations/deep sky objects and how to find them. I founded this group partly as a curiosity to see if others want to stargaze around the same area too. There are other London groups, but not as many focussed on night viewings in London and specifically in Lambeth/Wandsworth, probably mostly at weekends when later finishes isn't a problem. It'll be much easier in Winter of course with earlier nights.
Note: due to the weather, meetings may come up at relatively short notice or be cancelled if its terrible, but I plan on both weekdays and weekends. If a meeting is described (in title or main description) as tentative or unsure, then please check with the organiser whether it is still on, close to the day of the meet (by phone/text/email, allowing at least a couple of hours ideally in case of delayed response). Otherwise you take a slight risk going.
Use the message board to make random invites if you're planning a session a night or two ahead. It feels much safer and more fun sharing the wonders of the night sky with others.
Its easy to find talks to go to around/near London to learn and the web always has plenty of news and info, so this meetup group is primarily for meeting up in the evenings to see the stars, the moon, planets or deep sky objects (if there are suitable telescopes around).
Common meeting grounds might be Tooting Common, Streatham Common or similar - all areas further away from the constant light pollution we suffer as stargazers. I'll try to keep public transport in mind as obviously dark skies tend to be further from public transport. You'd be surprised what you can see on a good night when away from immediate streetlights though, especially through any enhancing equipment (regular binoculars will do, telescope even better).