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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. This is an open Facebook group with little moderation and we would like it to stay that way. Please post responsibly. Spamming will not be tolerated.
Mike Astro
Mike Astro24/05/2017 at 9:38am
At the AGM last night we started with a minute's silence to respect the victims and their families affected by the attack in Manchester.
Colin Steele
Colin Steele23/05/2017 at 11:00pm
Robin - hope you are feeling better now
Andrew Gilhooley
Andrew Gilhooley19/05/2017 at 8:26pm
Andrew Gilhooley
Andrew Gilhooley19/05/2017 at 10:15am
David Warrender
David Warrender12/05/2017 at 5:21pm
Hi everyone , just found a new weather sire that gives indications for seeing conditions during day and night, hour by hour, have found it quite accurate, ifs called met check, hope someone will have a look
Gianluca Masi
Gianluca Masi18/05/2017 at 2:56pm
The explosion of the bright supernova SN 2017eaw in NGC 6946 is a unique opportunity to admire the beauty of the host galaxy. Here is is what we saw on 15 May 2017 thanks to Tenagra Observatories and The Virtual Telescope Project.

Gianluca Masi
Gianluca Masi16/05/2017 at 3:50pm
WOW! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!

See LIVE the bright supernova SN 2017eaw recently discovered in the wonderful galaxy NGC 6946! Next 19 May, we will show it online: to join, you just need your own internet connection: it is FREE!

Lynette Hodges
Lynette Hodges16/05/2017 at 12:08pm
Only 2 remaining events not sold out! Get your tickets now: https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/sheffield
Darren Swindells
Flat Earth Research
Simplest Irrefutable Flat Earth Proof Update:Irrefutable Proof that the Earth is Flat : Version 2 https://www.facebook.com/flatearthresearch/videos/1722742451370289/
Gianluca Masi
Gianluca Masi14/05/2017 at 11:22am
BREAKING NEWS: possible bright supernova discovered in NGC 6946 by P. Wiggins. We JUST confirmed it!

Gianluca Masi
Gianluca Masi12/05/2017 at 5:31pm
Comet C/2015 ER61 Panstarrs, captured a few nights ago from Arizona. Tenagra Observatories and Virtual Telescope Project.


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Sheffield Astronomical Society
Sheffield Astronomical Society24/03/2017 at 12:45pm
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.
Sheffield Astronomical Society
Sheffield Astronomical Society14/03/2017 at 10:17am
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Now Then
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.
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Sheffield Astronomical Society11/03/2017 at 11:02am
Listen now. Sheffield Live radio.

On 93.2fm or www.sheffieldlive.org

Trish Kapur and I are on now!
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Sheffield Astronomical Society17/01/2017 at 1:57pm
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Sheffield Astronomical Society21/12/2016 at 11:29am
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Sheffield Astronomical Society19/12/2016 at 6:09pm
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Physics and Astronomy at The University of Sheffield
"If you want to teach effectively, one of the things you have to do is grab people's attention." Dr Ed Daw is a Reader/Lecturer in Physics at the University of Sheffield. Ed was part of a team that confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, 100 years after Einstein’s prediction, heralding a new frontier in astrophysics and cosmology. Here he explains how his love of the blues influences the way he teaches. #MotivationalMonday
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Sheffield Astronomical Society09/10/2016 at 11:08am
Please take a look at our Facebook Group!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/sheffieldastro/
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Sheffield Astronomical Society08/10/2016 at 10:05am
International Observe the Moon Night: it's on!!!
Starts at 7 p.m at the Sportsman Inn:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Sportsman+Inn/@53.3715488,-1.5797782,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4879802d07425721:0xd1aaa51068ac2b23!8m2!3d53.3716013!4d-1.5775926
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Sheffield Astronomical Society17/05/2016 at 11:42am
Good time for a bit of Mars watching, although it's not that close and down in the gunk: http://www.nakedeyeplanets.com/mars-oppositions.htm#oppdata
Sheffield Astronomical Society
Sheffield Astronomical Society24/04/2016 at 9:44am
82 years old today!!!


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18/03/2017 at 12:58pm
Unlikely to be any stars this evening at the Sportsman Inn, so we're cancelling tonight and trying again next week. Sorry folks 🙁
18/02/2017 at 7:43am
Looks like we're going to be clouded out so we won't be at the Sportsman this evening. Sorry folks. 🙁
12/11/2016 at 8:53am
Weather has beaten us again. Forecast is poor and the ground at the Sportsman will be swampy. Sorry folks but no stargazing this evening.
29/09/2016 at 3:06pm
Retweeted ESA Rosetta Mission @ESA_Rosetta):

Many thanks to my scientists back home who are piecing together... https://t.co/fyYQ4pCcAu
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27/09/2016 at 3:43pm
Tonight's Beginner's Evening topic is The Zodiac!

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