The Cygnus Observatory now has a Skywatcher EQ8 mount – yippee!!. This will considerably help SAS to promote the study of Astronomy in the local community. This has been achieved from the fundraising efforts from members Sunderland Astronomical (you know who you are) & the from kind donation from the Community Foundation’s “Frank Acfield“ Endowment fund.…Details
SAS will be opening Cygnus Observatory & providing solar observing sessions to the public visiting WWT Washington Wetlands Centre on Sunday 10th August from 1 pm to 4 pm. All help from SAS members whether you have a solar scope or not is very welcome. If you a bringing a scope make sure it safe for solar…Details
We have done it! SAS completed charity ride of 45 km, with guts and determination, true grit and negotiating some grueling climbs from Derwent reservoir on SAS’s Tour de C2C completed, well it was part of the C2C. Charity ride competed in under 4 hours (inclusive of pit-stops and meal break). …Details
The society now supplies SAS Membership Cards to all new & current society members, with a membership card holder and lanyard (if required).
All members are encouraged to use/display membership cards at our meet ups, visits and events.
The printed & laminated membership cards, holders and lanyards are stored in the Discovery Room’s “SAS hobbit hole” and available on request.
Note: Membership cards will be printed/issued in as/when we get the required batch of new members to keep printing/laminating costs down.Details
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