The latest news from Sunderland Astronomical Society

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…

Sunderland Astro 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 their mind about some of the August rule changes and these do have a bearing on…

Membership Subscription Renewals for 2019-2020

September is the start of our new season. SAS Memberships will be due from 1st September 2019 (payable throughout September) for this season 2019/2020. Joining/Renewing helps support your local astronomical society & community. So come on down to the Cygnus Observatory join or renew your SAS membership. The SAS the largest & probably most active astronomical society’s in the North East,…

31st August: SAS Starbeque

SAS Starbeque event at Derwent Reservoir Car Park. Date:  Saturday 31st August 2019, Time: From 7 pm until very late, observing afterwards if weather is favorable. Venue: Will take place at at Derwent Reservoir located at our Millshield dark sky site. This is our traditional celebration of the return of darker nights and, as in previous years…