RSC Astrochemistry Themed Event at Cygnus Observatory

About this event :

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 for a fun night of assorted astronomical treats at the Cygnus Observatory  and various SAS members telescopes of all shapes and sizes at/around the WWT Washington Wetlands Centre.

Note: This is a private event for RSC members and friends and family.

Support Required: We need as many SAS members astronomers & volunteers to participate as possible with & without telescopes to support this event.

High Resolution PDF of the event poster available to download.

Powerful telescopes will be available to view:

  • The crescent Moon in glorious detail.
  • The planets Mars & Venus.
  • The planet Uranus, seventh planet outward from the sun.
  • Globular cluster, Open Galaxy Clusters,  Double Clusters(NGC 869/884)
  • Amazing stellar nursery, the Orion Nebula (M42).
  • Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
  • Gorgeous open star clusters such as “The Seven Sisters” (M45).
  • Plus many other wonders of the night sky.
  • RSC members: Free, Friends & Family: £2
  • All proceeds go directly to the SAS fundraising.
  • Contributions to Society fundraising nonetheless welcomed.

Information & Activities:

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Telescopes of all shapes and sizes.
  • Lots to see and do.
  • New ”All Access” telescope available to wheelchair users.
  • Interactive presentations with Q&A.
    • Guest speaker: Prof Martin McCoustra (Heriot Watt University).
  • Expertise & advice from local SAS astronomers.
  • Videos and Demonstrations.
  • Stargazing friendly torches to buy at reception
    • Lots of other society related merchandise to buy
  • Refreshments available to buy.
  • Bring suitable clothing for the weather.

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Your host : Martin Kennedy