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2014-10-18 Astromind comes to Sheffield

The annual Yorkshire astronomy Mastermind quiz (Astromind) came to Sheffield this weekend, as usual hosted by Neil Haggath and as usual some interesting and mind bending questions. This year’s competitors were Marcus Armitage from Huddersfield, Mick Waterfield from Mexborough & Swinton and our very own Darren Swindells sporting his Sheffield Astronomical Society polo shirt. The

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2014-05-17 Sun shines on Botanical Gardens

Our most successful ever Sungazing event with well over 200 people of all ages looking down our specialist solar telescopes.  They asked many questions and learned a lot about our nearest star.  We had a great time too and enjoyed the sunshine and ice cream immensely!

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2014-04-12 Sungazing in the Botanical Gardens

Our first event in the Botanical Gardens for many years was a great success despite the cloudy weather. There were many interested visitors and a few actually saw a fleeting image of the Sun during some brief cloud breaks. By an amazing coincidence, the grandson of our founder, Reginald Cox, was visiting the city and

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2014-01-21 Beginners Evening

Our Beginners’ evenings have become more and more popular over the past few months and we had a full house for our Beginners’ topic “Jupiter”.

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2014-01-16 Lydgate Juniors Outreach

A full house of children and adults enjoyed a great evening of astronomy at Lydgate Junior school.  They learned about Jupiter and Orion and found out what it takes to be an astronomer.

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Stargazing visitors

2014-01-11 Stargazing Live

We had a fantastic Stargazing Live event at the Norfolk Arms to the west of Sheffield when over 260 adults and children came along. They were treated to some excellent talks on Jupiter, Orion and Galaxies and a chance to see Jupiter, Orion and the Moon through a large variety of telescopes set up on

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2013-10-26 Astromind

This year’s Yorkshire Astromind was held at Mexborough & Swinton AS where Darren put in an amazing performance and came a close second, only 3 points behind the winner. He was encouraged by a bevvy of vociferous cheerleaders who kept the audience amused and Darren embarrassed! Very well done Darren and we all hope you

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2013-10-23 Off The Shelf

We were invited to Totley Library to give a few talks as part of the Sheffield ‘Off the Shelf’ festival – a festival of words. An audience of about 30 turned up and enjoyed a talk by Mike on ‘Navigating the Night Sky’ and ‘Tour of the Planets’ by Carl.

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2013-09-21 Stargazing at the Sportsman PH at the equinox

Our first public observing evening outside Mayfield was a great success with over 50 people coming along.  After a bit of cloud, the sky cleared and we watched a near-full Moon rise through the clouds on the horizon. Many Messier objects were seen and a -7.5 magnitude Iridium flare rounded off a great evening.

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2013-09-10 A New Era Begins

So, it’s goodbye Mayfield, hello Ranmoor. Our first meeting at the Ranmoor Parish Centre was an out of this world experience as David Whitehouse held the audience captivated by his talk ‘One Small Step’. I think everybody believed the talk would be about Apollo but it started in World War II and finished with Alan

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