The latest news from Sunderland Astronomical Society

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…

25th January – Stargazing Event at Rainton Meadows

Join members of Sunderland & Durham Astronomical Societies at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve for this public stargazing event. Enjoy a tour of the night skies from this welcoming and friendly group of amateur astronomers. Ideal for children who will wow in amazement at the sights through the telescopes! Date: Saturday 25 January 2020. Times: from 7:00 pm –…

19th January Lecture: SALT-HRS spectrograph

The SALT-HRS spectrograph has been developed and assembled between 2008 and 2013, with the main integration happening at the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI) of Durham University. Jurgen, himself member of the CfAI SALT-HRS team (and of Sunderland AS) provides an overview about astronomy in South Africa, the technical novelties of the 11m SALT telescope…