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Sheffield Astronomical Society

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.
Vince Sellars
Vince Sellars23/02/2018 at 6:38pm
This image of the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) has been made by stacking some shots that I captured during the early hours of today using a Canon EOS 60D mounted onto a Skywatcher 200 reflector.
Kevin Gurney
Kevin Gurney23/02/2018 at 3:25pm
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)
Colin Steele
Colin Steele23/02/2018 at 8:06am
Summer Triangle in February. Thought I may have missed the chance ....
Abhinav Prakash Dubey
Abhinav Prakash Dubey23/02/2018 at 2:59am
Nick Jackson
Nick Jackson18/02/2018 at 10:47pm
Vince Sellars
Vince Sellars18/02/2018 at 6:43pm
I captured a whale which appeared to be swimming between the clouds during the early of hours of today! It is C32, the Whale Galaxy (NGC4631). The adjacent fuzzy blob is dwarf galaxy NGC 4627.

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Sheffield Astronomical Society13/01/2018 at 4:08pm
Unlikely to be any stargazing this evening at the Sportsman Inn due to the cloud cover. The pie will be good though.
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Sheffield Astronomical Society26/12/2017 at 10:02pm
Keep your eyes peeled on any sale sites. Let’s make these scopes too hot to handle
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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.
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Sheffield Astronomical Society14/03/2017 at 10:17am
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Sheffield Astronomical Society11/03/2017 at 11:02am
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21/10/2017 at 8:08am
Strong winds and rain so tonight's stargazing is cancelled. 🙁 International Observe the Moon Night is next Saturday
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...

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Sheffield England United Kingdom
February 24, 2018, 15:51
Partly sunny
current pressure: 1030 mb
humidity: 40%
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Forecast February 24, 2018
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