We have started to create our member resources on the website. You can find the first instalment of Useful Astro Links at http://www.sunderlandastro.com/useful-astro-links Access is currently open to all but may not be in the future. Be sure to become a member of the SAS to support all the ongoing work. May the force be…Details
Sunderland Astronomical Society was formed in July 1993 by an enthusiastic group of local amateur astronomers. We try to cater for all levels of interest and experience, and are especially pleased to welcome newcomers into the fascinating study of the heavens.
We hold meetings on the second and third Sunday of each month at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Washington, in the Discovery Centre and meetings start at 7 pm.
Meetings are free to attend so you can come along and see if the Society is for you before you join up.
Second Sunday of each month: Meetings on the second Sunday of the month are Workshop Meetings when the more experienced astronomers help the those new to the science to get acquainted with their instruments and with finding objects in the night sky.
Third Sunday of each month: Meetings on the third Sunday of the month are Lecture Meetings and feature a talk lasting around 30 to 45 minutes, either by a visiting professional astronomer or an experienced amateur astronomer.
Thursday Evenings: From September 5th 2013, the Cygnus Observatory will be opening on Thursday evenings to the public and members from 7pm till 9pm given available volunteers & weather permitting.
Paul Jenkins renowned deep-sky astrophotographer and society member will give an informal talk that outlines what astrophotography is all about and why you should take it up deep-sky astrophotography as a hobby, from imaging constellations using a camera lens, up to using CCD camera and filters, etc.Details
We are holding a fundraiser at the Washington Wetlands Trust to help raise funds to replace the dome of the Cygnus Observatory within the grounds of the WWT; the dome is staring to get a bit leaky and is in need of replacing. Whilst doing this we are also looking to upgrade the mount for…Details
The Cygnus observatory is open tonight from 6 pm. We are expecting a photographer from the Echo tonight for some SAS Fundraiser Promo. Please bring your best looking telescopes and Binoculars with you.
Observing at Nissan has been cancelled. Members are still welcome to attend and dish out leaflets for the Society.
All that are going to be involved with the event being held at Nissan on the 2nd if November please read the below and then message via Facebook/text/email to Paul Meade so he knows what kind of numbers we will have. It is suggested that we all meet in the WWT car park for 15.30…Details
Dr Vincent Eke, Durham University will review the state of our knowledge about water ice on the Moon.
These will include findings, evidence and measurements from the Indian Chandrayaan 1 and NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter missions, and also including the LCROSS experiment, which crashed a rocket into the Cabeus crater.Details
Like our new website? We’ve overhauled our website in order to bring you the latest news, events info and images from Sunderland Astronomical Society. The new website is still undergoing some development but like the Death Star it is fully armed and operational! Keep up to date with all the latest Society News. Find out…Details
On Saturday 23rd November 2013 Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex (NSLC) will once again be welcoming the Sunderland Astronomical Society for another special night of stargazing. UPDATE 15/11/13: Due to unforeseen Nissan plant construction work on the Nissan Sports & Leisure Complex(NSLC) grounds, the fundraiser event is to be moved to the Washington Wetlands Centre, the…Details