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
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.
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
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
Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex (NSLC) have invited us for our fifth organised event. SAS members that are not at Kielder StarCamp and are available, please show your support for this event. As there are around 6000 members of the public at this event, and you will be treated to a cracking firework display free…Details