The latest news from Sunderland Astronomical Society

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,…

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…