Category Archives: Outreach

International Observe the Moon NIght

2012-09-22 International Observe the Moon Night

A clear sky brought many people to Mayfield to see the Moon through many different types of telescope.  They were also able to learn more about the Moon, space missions associated with it and why Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the Moon.

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2012-07-29 Castleton – National Parks Week Event

We travelled to Castleton in the Peak District to take part in a Sungazing-style event as part of the National Parks Week celebrations.  Many visitors to the town stopped to view the Sun through our telescopes and they all learned a little bit more about our closest star.

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2012-07-14 Sungazing

This image of the Sun was taken by SAS member Chris Walker in one of the few fleeting gaps in the clouds on an otherwise grey and sometimes drizzly Sungazing Live event.  The image is made more impressive by the fact that it was taken using a mobile phone held up to the telescope eyepiece.

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2012-07-07 Walkley Festival

Despite some heavy showers (look at the sky in the background!), the Sun was seen by many enthusiastic visitors who were treated to some excellent talks in the bowling pavilion at the end of the afternoon.

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2012-06-06 Venus Transit

A hardy group of members headed up Ringinglow Road to get a good viewpoint for the transit, visible from dawn at 04:45.  As usual for an important astronomical event, no Sun was to be seen but they followed the event live using an iPad on the Internet.  Roll on 2117!

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2012-04-21 Sungazing starts with some Sun!

Our first Sungazing of the year and guess what?  The Sun actually shone most of the afternoon, despite dire weather predictions.  Lots of sunspots and an enormous prominence were seen by the many people who visited us at Mayfield.

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2011-07-02 Walkley Festival

We had a great afternoon at Bole Hills Bowling Green, showing the Sun to many visitors and passers-by.  Using our specialist solar telescopes we saw sunspots and some prominences and they all left with a new appreciation for our nearest star.

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