Membership Subscription Renewals for 2020-2021

SAS Memberships will be due from 1st September 2020 (payable throughout September) for this season 2020/2021. Joining/Renewing helps support your local astronomical society & community.   In this special year when we can’t meet as we would like, and haven’t been able to do our fundraising events your membership subscriptions are even more important to help keep…

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SAS September Update

Sunderland Astro September UPDATE. Hi Everyone, The committee held a Zoom meeting yesterday to discuss the current society issues and the latest government statements on Coronavirus, in particular the new “Rule of 6″. After taking advice and considering the safety of our members and the reputation of the society we decided that we are still…

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19th/26th September: SAS Starbeque (Postponed)

Update as of 14-09-20: The committee held a Zoom meeting yesterday to discuss the current society issues and the latest government statements on Coronavirus, in particular the new “Rule of 6”. After taking advice and considering the safety of our members and the reputation of the society we decided that we are still not able…

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20th September Lecture(via Zoom): Astronomy from Towns & Suburbs

In this talk Graham Darke (SAS President) will explain how we can optimise our observing and equipment for urban locations which is something that we have all had to contend with during the pandemic lockdown. Graham will look at how we can still get the most out of observing time despite the challenges that urban…

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Virtual Society Meetings Thursdays on ZOOM.

VIRTUAL SOCIETY MEETING THURSDAYS ON ZOOM. Following 16th August excellent talk by Joseph Gordon on Meteor Detection using Radio Astronomy techniques we have decided to open up this Thursday meetings to all our Facebook members. START TIME:  7.00pm There is no formal subject just general astronomy chat. We get lots of questions on Facebook asking…

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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…

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17th May: SAS Astrophotography Competition 2020 (via Facebook)

Hi everyone,   We hope you are all bearing up in these strange times.   The month of May is traditionally the time of our society astrophotography competition. We have been considering if we can still do this this year and we think it will be possible via Facebook.   We want to keep this…

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All Society Gatherings At Wetlands Centre Suspended Until Further Notice

Important please read Coronavirus issues update. ALL SOCIETY GATHERINGS AT WETLANDS CENTRE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE A committee meeting was held tonight 18th March and we took the decision to suspend, until further notice. All Thursday and Sunday gatherings at the Washington wetlands centre. We didn’t come to the decision lightly but the clear statement…

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21st March: Stargazing Event (Gibside – National Trust ) – Cancelled

UPDATE – We have just heard from Gibside. Due to the Coranavirus outbreak, the National Trust are closing most of their sites from today this includes Gibside. Therefore, our event on the 21st March is cancelled. Hopefully to be rescheduled in the autumn. In view of the the present Corona Virus situation we regrettably need…

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Kielder Camp Site

18th – 22nd March: Kielder Forest Star Camp

The Kielder Forest Star Camp runs from Wednesday 18th March 2020 from 12:00 pm to Sunday 22nd March 2020 12:00pm. ———— Notice: As of 13th March 2020 Organisers  have had a query about the present virus emergency in relation to the Starcamp.As an open air event we will go ahead with our get together, but…

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