The latest news from Sunderland Astronomical Society

18th August: 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. Date:  Saturday 18th August 2018, Time: From 7 pm until very late, observing…

15th July Lecture: TRAPPIST-1 System of Exoplanets

In Natalie Heron’s talk she outlines that we’ve possibly found a new solar system, and it threatens to put our own to shame. The star Trappist-1, a mere 39 light years away, has been found to host seven Earth-sized, rocky planets. The discovery has astronomers, alien-hunters, and space enthusiasts abuzz for a good few reasons.…

14th July: SAS 25th Anniversary

It is the SAS 25th anniversary in July 2018. The SAS from humble beginnings to now one of the largest, if not the largest and most dynamic Astronomical Societies’ in the North of England. So the SAS is having a bit of a Birthday do on the Saturday 14 July 2018 to celebrate.  The will…

SAS Water Rocket Competition

1st July: Water Rocket Competition 2018

Back by popular demand the SAS’s annual Water Rocket Competition Is being held on Sunday 1st July 2018 from 7:30 pm . Join Sunderland Astronomical Society for its Water Rocket Competetion 2018. Come on down to the Wetlands Centre, the prize in right. Prize criteria subject to panel of judges based upon: Design, Build Quality,…