The latest news from Sunderland Astronomical Society

31st January: RSC Astrochemistry Themed Event at Cygnus Observatory

Back by popular demand, Sunderland Astronomical Society are hosting an event for the Royal Society of Chemistry (Local section members). Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017. Time: from 6:30 pm. Entry: RSC Members: Free, Friends & Family: £2. (Contributions to SAS fundraising nonetheless welcomed). Royal Society of Chemistry members from across the North East are invited to attend…

Membership Subscription Renewals for 2016-2017

September is the start of our new season. SAS Memberships will be due from 1st September (payable throughout September) for this season 2016/2017. Joining/Renewing helps support your local astronomical society & community. So come on down to Cygnus Observatory join or renew your SAS membership. One of the largest & most active astronomical society’s in the…

3rd September: SAS Starbeque

From humble beginnings and as a pre-season event, the annual SAS Starbeque event has now become the stuff of legend and it was our largest attended Starbeque to date. Held usually on last Saturday in August, but due to the nearest new moon phase it’s the 3rd September 2016, starting at 6:30 pm until very late, observing…

Fundraising News: Donation of £1000

On Friday, July 8th, the SAS at Washington Wetlands Centre we were presented with a very kind donation for £1000 from the Freemasons of the province of Durham has kindly donated from their Durham Benevolence charitable fund £1000 to the SAS. This will help enormously in funding for our newly constructed Cygnus Observatory’s dome control…

Astrophotography Competition 2016 – Results

This years astrophotography competition on 15th May 2016 had two main categories Solar System, Deep Sky Three classes of astrophotography for: Beginners, Intermediates. Advanced . The images in all categories were of a very high standard this year and in some cases between the  intermediate and advanced classes the votes separating the winner and runner-up…

Jupiter Nights Events March 2016

18th & 19th March: Jupiter Nights Events

Back by popular demand, Sunderland Astronomical Society and other invited Astronomical Society’s will be running our annual Jupiter Nights events. Dates:Friday 18th & Saturday 19th March 2016. Times: from 7:00 pm. Free Entry (Contributions to Society fundraising nonetheless welcomed). Join local astronomers from across the North East for a fun night of assorted astronomical treats at the Cygnus…