25th October – Sunderland Astronomical Society AGM (Via Zoom)

The Sunderland Astronomical Society AGM (Via Zoom) will be taking place on Sunday 25th October 2020 from 7:00 pm. Zoom AGM meeting details will be distributed via our SAS SMS text service or upon request from  zoom-meetings@sunderlandastro.com.  SAS members are invited to attend, listen to chair’s reports and vote in the election of the committee and nominations are…

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Membership Subscription Renewals for 2020-2021

SAS Memberships will be due from 1st September 2020 (payable throughout September) for this season 2020/2021. Joining/Renewing helps support your local astronomical society & community.   In this special year when we can’t meet as we would like, and haven’t been able to do our fundraising events your membership subscriptions are even more important to help keep…

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20th September Lecture(via Zoom): Astronomy from Towns & Suburbs

In this talk Graham Darke (SAS President) will explain how we can optimise our observing and equipment for urban locations which is something that we have all had to contend with during the pandemic lockdown. Graham will look at how we can still get the most out of observing time despite the challenges that urban…

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SAS September Update

Sunderland Astro September UPDATE. Hi Everyone, The committee held a Zoom meeting yesterday to discuss the current society issues and the latest government statements on Coronavirus, in particular the new “Rule of 6″. After taking advice and considering the safety of our members and the reputation of the society we decided that we are still…

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19th/26th September: SAS Starbeque (Postponed)

Update as of 14-09-20: The committee held a Zoom meeting yesterday to discuss the current society issues and the latest government statements on Coronavirus, in particular the new “Rule of 6”. After taking advice and considering the safety of our members and the reputation of the society we decided that we are still not able…

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Virtual Society Meetings Thursdays on ZOOM.

VIRTUAL SOCIETY MEETING THURSDAYS ON ZOOM. Following 16th August excellent talk by Joseph Gordon on Meteor Detection using Radio Astronomy techniques we have decided to open up this Thursday meetings to all our Facebook members. START TIME:  7.00pm There is no formal subject just general astronomy chat. We get lots of questions on Facebook asking…

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SAS August Update

Sunderland Astro AUGUST UPDATE. Hi everyone, I thought I would give a further update on where we are at restarting society events. We were hoping to start limited events this month but at the last minute the government changed they mind about some of the August rule changes and these do have a bearing on…

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17th May: SAS Astrophotography Competition 2020 (via Facebook)

Hi everyone,   We hope you are all bearing up in these strange times.   The month of May is traditionally the time of our society astrophotography competition. We have been considering if we can still do this this year and we think it will be possible via Facebook.   We want to keep this…

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All Society Gatherings At Wetlands Centre Suspended Until Further Notice

Important please read Coronavirus issues update. ALL SOCIETY GATHERINGS AT WETLANDS CENTRE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE A committee meeting was held tonight 18th March and we took the decision to suspend, until further notice. All Thursday and Sunday gatherings at the Washington wetlands centre. We didn’t come to the decision lightly but the clear statement…

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