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Observing Evening at the Sportsman Inn

We had a clear night! After a healthy helping of the excellent food and drink in the Sportsman Inn on Redmires Road, we ventured outside to set up. An early ISS pass really kicked off the evening, with a 12″ Dobsonian being used for visual observations, and a 9.5″ SCT, small refractor and a DSLR

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Stargazing in the Cemetery

We were invited to bring some of our telescopes along to the Stargazing in the Cemetery event held on the evening of Saturday 12th March 2022 at Sheffield General Cemetery. In spite of the patchy clouds, everybody had a good time, watching a number of presentations and taking pictures of the moon through the eyepiece

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New web site hosting

Welcome to Sheffield Astronomical Society. We have moved the site to a nerw hosting provider – kualo

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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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Stargazing at the Sportsman

21st September and it’s the first public astronomy session of the season. Located at the Sportsman pub, on Redmires Road, West of Sheffield, we had lots of visitors. Importantly though, we had a clear sky! We set up in the daylight as the sun went down. As the sky darkened we were able to show

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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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