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The Steve Adams Bursary

Under 18s can now join FREE! Background In his will, our late, former President Steve Adams bequeathed the sum of £300 pounds to the Society with express purpose of paying the annual subscriptions of junior members (currently £6 for a year). The society has also contributed an equal amount, and set up the Steve Adams

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22nd November STARGAZING Success

After the disappointment of cancelling the Stargazing evening of the 14th, we met a week later at our usual Stargazing venue of the Sportsman Inn on Redmires Road. The weather forecast was with us this time, showing clear skies until around 23:00. We arrived at 17:30 to set up, and although there was a fair

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October 14th Stargazing is CANCELLED

Sorry folks, but the forecast for Lodge Moor is a bit grim. It starts raining at 1pm and does not stop until tomorrow, so with regret, we’re calling off this evening’s Stargazing event (Saturday 14th October 2015). 🙁

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International Observe the Moon Night

Our first stargazing evening since April coincided with the International Observe the Moon night. We took this opportunity to try out out new acquisitions. In operation, we had: Meade LX200R 10″ Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain on HEQ6 Pro The Mighty Howitzer (7″ achromatic refractor) on HEQ6 Pro The Pashley (a donated 10″ dobsonian named for it’s late

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June Sungazing event is CANCELLED :-(

The Sungazing event in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens scheduled for Saturday 13th June is CANCELLED because it’s raining and all the weather forecasts agree that there is not going to be any sun to see today.

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Steve Adams (1957-2015)

Honorary President. Leader, mentor, inspirer, but above all, friend.

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April Sungazing 2015

The first Sungazing event of 2015 was off to a cracking start in Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Although not completely clear skies, the cloud was broken enough to enjoy views through the Herschel Wedge (white light) and through the Hydrogen-Alpha and Calcium-K line filters. A few good prominences were visible and some minor sunspot activity with

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Imaging the globular cluster M3

Society member Vince Sellars captured this superb image of the Globular Cluster M3 (NGC 5272) in the constellation of Canes Venatici on 24/03/2015. At a distance of roughly 34,000 light years, it has an unusually large population of variable stars, and is one of the finest globular clusters to observe in the northern hemisphere. Vince

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Imaging Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of the moment, dominating the evening sky in the east. Russell Atkin captured this great image of the King of the planets complete with the largest storm in the solar system in full view. Keep up the good work Russell!

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Imaging the Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula (Messier 42) is always a popular target for imagers – capturing the intricate details of the nebula is always a challenge. I think you’ll all agree that Russell Atkin has done some fantastic work getting the detail out of M42 in this excellent shot.

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Weather Forecast

Sheffield England United Kingdom
June 24, 2018, 05:51
Intermittent clouds
current pressure: 1030 mb
humidity: 81%
wind speed: 2 mph N
wind gusts: 4 mph
sunrise: 04:38
sunset: 21:38
Forecast June 24, 2018
Intermittent clouds
max. UV-Index: 5
Mostly clear
Forecast June 25, 2018
Mostly sunny
max. UV-Index: 8
Partly cloudy