17th June Lecture: How Telescopes are made

For over 400 years now astronomy prospers by the use of it’s most important tool, the telescope. In this lecture  Dr Jurgen Schmoll will show how these wonderful instruments were once made and how they are made today, focusing on research telescopes as well as on amateur equipment where examples of mass production are shown as…

SAS Astro Photo Competion

20th May: SAS Astrophotography Competition 2018

The Sunderland Astronomical Society’s Astrophotography Competition will held on Sunday 20th May 2018, from 7:00 pm, where the best of our SAS astrophotographer images will be displayed and voted on at this competition event.   Last year’s 2017 Astrophotography Competition winners and runners up , also viewable from the  Astrophotography Competitions drop down menu.   Categories This…