Astrophotography Competition

Astrophotography Competition 2014

It is that time of the year again, the Sunderland Astronomical Society’s Astrophotography Competition will held on Sunday 18th May 2014, from 7:00 pm, where the best of our SAS astrophotography images will be displayed and voted on at this competition event.
Traditionally, this is our end-of-season meeting and consequently enjoys something of a more relaxed atmosphere.
This year there will be two categories on Solar System and Deep Sky,  in beginner, intermediate and advanced classes, and a winner and runners-up photos will be voted on for each category class.

16th March Lecture : Galactic Archaeology: Galaxies (past, present & future)

Update: 14/03/2014 – Chris Lintott has sent his apologies this morning Friday 14th March & had to cancel his visit and lecture on “Galactic Archaeology: Understanding the Universe’s past by looking at the present.” This is due to  “a major (potentially Nobel winning) discovery being announced on Monday and last minute television filming/studio schedule changes means he…

Jupiter nights Evnet at Nissan

Jupiter Nights: An Introduction to Stargazing & Astronomy (at Nissan)

Jupiter Nights is part of our annual single night even bigger astronomical extravaganza, which also follows our society’s very successful Jupiter Nights events run at Cygnus Observatory & the Washington Wetlands Centre on 10th/11th January.

Event held on Saturday, 8th February 2014, from 6:00 pm, at & in the grounds of the  Nissan Sports & Leisure Complex (NSLC) .


Jupiter Nights: An introduction to Stargazing and Astronomy (at WWT)

Jupiter Nights is part of our annual two night astronomical extravaganza, which also coincides with the Stargazing Live shows on BBC2, and that also promotes the BBC’s local astronomy events on the “Things To Do” website.

Held on Friday & Saturday, 10th & 11th January, from 6:30 pm at  our Cygnus Observatory and inside WWT Washington Wetlands Centre.

For an evening full of assorted treats in the night sky, join our local astronomers in observing the wonders of the universe.
Powerful telescopes will be available to unveil the Moon, the giant planet Jupiter and its four largest moons; the amazing stellar nursery called the Orion Nebula; a gorgeous collection of star clusters including “The Seven Sisters” and “The Beehive;” plus many other wonders of the Universe.
Free Entry. No tickets required.