We will tell how you can SAFELY observe the Sun without blinding yourself, and bring along some of our specialist solar observing equipment so you see what we use, and get advice on what and how to use it.
We will be supporting our good friends at the Sportsman Inn in their annual festival of music, dance and general good fun. The proceeds go to charities supporting people with MS, so a worthwhile cause, and a way of saying thank you to them for letting us use their field as an observing location in the winter. What better way to spend a Saturday!
We welcome Dr. Suzanne Imber, who was selected as one of 12 contestants on the BBC2 series "Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?". Come and find out if you too are the "right stuff" to be an astronaut.
(Dr. Imber is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester).
Come and learn how Space X, Blue Origin and others are changing the game in space launches, which previously only national or joint-national organisations could undertake.
We welcome back our good friend, Paul Money with this curiously titled talk. Barsoom is a fictional representation of the planet Mars created by American pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs. Could be an interesting evening. It will certainly be entertaining!
Here's a chance for you to get your astronomical equipment in fine fettle for the forthcoming observing season.
Our team will be on hand to converse about collimation, drool about diagonals, eulogise about equatorial mounts, inspire you about imaging, pontificate about polar alignment and suggest how to save money along the way.
Know nothing? Still come along and get advice from what is years of combined personal experience from our team. We all started somewhere, knowing little or nothing, but we will advise you on how to get the best experience from observing the night sky, regardless of budget.
Rescheduled from earlier in the year, we welcome one of Britain's, if not the world's, finest astrophotographers.
We welcome back Dr. Julian Onions of the University of Nottingham. Julian works with computer simulations of large fractions of the universe to understand trends in galaxy formation and evolution.
We'll update here when we've decided on a topic.
Prof. Milton Wainwright, from the University of Sheffield Department Of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology will tell us about his research into what is commonly known as 'Panspermia'
We'll update here when we've picked a topic.
All of our events are open to the public – all ages and abilities are welcome.
For details about the different types of meetings we have see the Meetings Overview page.
Speakers and Beginners evenings meet at The Ranmoor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, SHEFFIELD S10 3GX unless stated otherwise.
Members are entitled to free entry at all Sheffield Astronomical Society events.
Non-member visitor entry fees are as follows:
£3 … Adults
£1 … Children under 18 and students presenting a valid NUS card
Stargazing and Sungazing Live events are FREE to everyone unless stated otherwise. The locations of these events can vary so keep an eye on this website or the Facebook Group.
We host observing events at a number of locations in and around Sheffield. For ease of setup, we have included latitude, longitude and elevation details below:Sportsman Inn, 569 Redmires Road, SHEFFIELD, South Yorkshire S10 4LJ