As Keith Johnson had to cancel his planned lecture on “Astrophotography Part II: Planetary Imaging”, our vice-chairman Roy Alexander will stepping in to give a talk to SAS for the lecture on for our 20th April on ” “Beginner’s Astronomy“. The talk details are is To Be Confirmed near to the date of the talk. It may…Details
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…Details
The 9th Kielder Forest Spring Star Camp is a star party that starts on the 26th February 2014 until 2nd March 2014.
It occurs twice a year once in the spring, usually in March organised by Sunderland Astronomical Society(SAS).
The Autumn Star Camp is usually in October and organised by Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society.Details
Globular Clusters represent some of the most radiant and enigmatic sights in the night sky. Sunderland Astronomical Society’s Natalie Lowes addresses some of the essential questions surrounding these objects: What they are, How we think they form, and The important role they play in our understanding of stellar and galactic formation. These questions will be…Details
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 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.
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
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