All Access Mount

20 November: “All Access” Mount – Official Opening by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

On the 20th November we will be Honoured with the presence of Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson who will do the official opening ceremony of the new “all access” mount we have recent had built.

Please note: This is an SAS members and invited guests only night.

The SAS would like to thank Harry Herron and Dave Beedham who had the initial idea and took it all the way to CAD drawings.

Then the company who manufactured the mount and donated it to the club free of charge. They dont want publicity, so we are honouring their request.

The Newcastle Building Society who gave us a grant of £500 that helped us purchase the telescope. Paul Meade made such a good application to them they granted us the funds.

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Josh at Cygnus Observatory

21st November – Fundraising event for 4th Washington cub scouts

This is a fundraising event for 4th Washington cub scouts who are a recently formed pack (and the one that Graham Dark’s son belongs to).

We are doing this as a favour to them to help them raise some funds.

They are coming along with parents and other family members.

There’s going to be a big group – up to 100 people in total from the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

The visit is from 6.00pm until 9.30pm on Saturday 21st November 2015.

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Einstien

20th September Lecture – The Warped Century: Celebrating 100 years of General Relativity

The years around 1915 conjure up dark images of the Great War and the destruction that went with it.

Yet 1915 was also the year that Einstein’s master work, General Relativity, first appeared and forever changed our view of this Universe we live in.

SAS President Dave Newton will give a talk on the background to the theory and how our understanding of the universe has changed profoundly over the last 100 years.

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3rd September: SAS Starbeque

From humble beginnings and as a pre-season event, the annual SAS Starbeque event has now become the stuff of legend and one largest turnout in 2015.

Held usually on last Saturday in August, but due to the nearest new moon phase it’s the 3rd September 2016, starting at 6:30 pm until very late, observing afterwards if weather is favorable.

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Starbeque

12th September: SAS Starbeque

Starbeque 2015

From humble beginnings and as a pre-season event, the annual SAS Starbeque event has now become the stuff of legend.

Held usually on last Saturday in August, but due to the site being used as Beowulf series filming location and the nearest new moon phase it’s the 12th September 2015, starting at 6:30 pm until very late, observing aftwerwards if weather is favourable.

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