The Sheffield Astronomical Society has around 100 members and serves Sheffield, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. The society holds several meetings each month including observational sessions of the sun and the night sky.
Sungazing sessions are held between the months of April and August in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, where we use a variety of specialist equipment to view the sun in complete safety. Using this equipment, members of the public can see sunspots, prominences, solar flares and other features of our star. Sungazing sessions start at 12:00 and run until 16:00.
Stargazing sessions are held between the months of September and March at The Sportsman Inn on Redmires Road. Using the society telescopes, members of the public can join us in viewing stars, galaxies, nebulae, open and globular clusters and the moons and planets of the solar system. Stargazing sessions start at 19:30 and can last into the early hours if the skies are clear.
Both stargazing and sungazing sessions are very dependant upon our changeble British weather, so please observe the facebook group or call the SAS hotline on 7852 298 612 if you are unsure.
Beginner's Evenings are speaking events held at the Ranmoor Parish Centre where society members present on various astronomical phenomenon.
Speaker's Evenings are speaking events also held at the Ranmoor Parish Centre where an external speaker from the astronomical community is invited to deliver a presentation.
Speaking events start at 19:45 and run until no later than 22:00.
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M81. An old chestnut, but using it to test a new focal reducer with the 10in RC. Also using Prism v10 as acquisition software - anyone come across this? Cautious recommendation at this stage (having used SGP and CdC for a while)
Don't forget, we will be at the Sportsman Inn Lodge Moor on Saturday 25th March for our last observing event of the season. (postponed form last week) - NOTE: New Start time of 19:30 to give it time to get dark.
SOLAR is a new art walking app for Sheffield inspired by our Solar System. Created by Sheffield Hallam's Walking Arts Research Group, Epiphany VR and Opus Independents. Available from 6pm on the 8th March.