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Coronavirus Update

Firstly we hope you remain safe and well and are following the latest Government advice in these difficult times. Obviously all society activity has ceased for the foreseeable future – there will be no more meetings until the situation is over. Since we do not expect you to pay for something that is no longer available, we will extend

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Statement

The Society will follow the Government’s advice with regard to public safety relating to COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) precautions.  As such, we have taken the decision to cancel events until Government advice recommends otherwise. While our meetings in no way constitute a “mass public gathering”, we need to make every effort to ensure the safety of our members and visitors.

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The Observatory at Sheffield Cathedral

Unfortunately this event was cancelled early by the organisers due to the Coronavirus situation. It’s a shame because it was quite spectacular, however under the circumstances the organisers were left with little choice in the interest of public safety. We were invited to give a few talks, set up some displays and maybe do some

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SHU Gazing Live!

We joined the fine folks from Sheffield Hallam University up at the Norfolk Arms on Ringinglow Road for an evening of talks and telescopes. Although the full moon and the street lighting were washing out deep sky objects, the waxing gibbous moon offered some wonderful views of craters Schickard, Nasmyth and Phocylides near the terminator

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Mailing List

Over the last few months we have had a number of issues raised with our e-mail list. The mailing list we have been using goes back for a lot of years, and due to the feedback received, the committee has decided to delete all addresses on the mailing list and start again. In the interim,

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What a Shower!

Sungazing has been more miss than hit this season. Unusually the annual Perseid meteor shower did not disappoint. The weather was most co-operative (for a change!). Plenty of smaller meteors and a few real sky-splitters over the course of the evening. We had many visitors and quite a few folks imaging – take a look

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January Stargazing

A successful stargazing evening at the Sportsman Inn on Redmires Road before it clouded over at around 21:30. Some visual observations and a bit of imaging going on. Observed the Orion Nebula, the Double Cluster and the Andromeda Galaxy before the moon rose and bleached out all the faint fuzzies. Saturday 14th January 2017.

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Successful Stargazing

Normally, a stargazing event wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy, however as the weather has forsaken us time-and-time again, it’s good to be able to report that a successful stargazing event occurred on the evening of Saturday 17th December 2016. The clear weather forecast from the morning had turned into something of a coin-toss with the various

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Published Members

Over the past year-or-so, two society members have submitted “HowTo” articles to the BBC Sky at Night Magazine which were accepted for publication. Vince Sellars’ article, “How to make a pinhole camera for solargraphy” was published in the latest December 2016 issue and details how to create extremely long exposure trails of the Sun over

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2016 Steve Adams Lecture

The first of our “Steve Adams” lectures was a great success, thanks to the incredible enthusiasm of our speaker, Professor Vik Dhillon, and the large turn-out of members and visitors. Vik’s talk concentrated heavily on on the sheer complexity and engineering that is required to construct the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), as well many

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Weather Forecast

Sheffield England United Kingdom
July 6, 2020, 00:11
Mostly cloudy
current pressure: 1010 mb
humidity: 84%
wind speed: 16 mph W
wind gusts: 31 mph
sunrise: 04:47
sunset: 21:34
Forecast July 6, 2020
Partly sunny
max. UV-Index: 7
Intermittent clouds
Forecast July 7, 2020
max. UV-Index: 3