Transit of Mercury Monday 09/05/2016!

The 2016 Transit of Mercury occurs on Monday 9th May. We will be in The Amphitheatre at Sheffield Hallam University, Hallam Square with our solar telescopes. First contact is at 12:12, with the planet Mercury crossing the disc of the Sun reaching last contact at 19:42. As always, take care when observing the Sun. The

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The Steve Adams Bursary

Under 18s can now join FREE! Background In his will, our late, former President Steve Adams bequeathed the sum of £300 pounds to the Society with express purpose of paying the annual subscriptions of junior members (currently £6 for a year). The society has also contributed an equal amount, and set up the Steve Adams

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22nd November STARGAZING Success

After the disappointment of cancelling the Stargazing evening of the 14th, we met a week later at our usual Stargazing venue of the Sportsman Inn on Redmires Road. The weather forecast was with us this time, showing clear skies until around 23:00. We arrived at 17:30 to set up, and although there was a fair

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October 14th Stargazing is CANCELLED

Sorry folks, but the forecast for Lodge Moor is a bit grim. It starts raining at 1pm and does not stop until tomorrow, so with regret, we’re calling off this evening’s Stargazing event (Saturday 14th October 2015). 🙁

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International Observe the Moon Night

Our first stargazing evening since April coincided with the International Observe the Moon night. We took this opportunity to try out out new acquisitions. In operation, we had: Meade LX200R 10″ Aplanatic Schmidt-Cassegrain on HEQ6 Pro The Mighty Howitzer (7″ achromatic refractor) on HEQ6 Pro The Pashley (a donated 10″ dobsonian named for it’s late

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June Sungazing event is CANCELLED :-(

The Sungazing event in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens scheduled for Saturday 13th June is CANCELLED because it’s raining and all the weather forecasts agree that there is not going to be any sun to see today.

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Steve Adams (1957-2015)

Honorary President. Leader, mentor, inspirer, but above all, friend.

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April Sungazing 2015

The first Sungazing event of 2015 was off to a cracking start in Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Although not completely clear skies, the cloud was broken enough to enjoy views through the Herschel Wedge (white light) and through the Hydrogen-Alpha and Calcium-K line filters. A few good prominences were visible and some minor sunspot activity with

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Partial Solar Eclipse March 2015

Now the dust has settled and we can draw breath again it’s time to post an update from our Eclipse event. Our preparations for the event started in January, when we formed an organising sub-committee, with our acting Vice President, Geoff Charlton at its head. This involved a few “fact-finding missions” (or going to the

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Partial Solar Eclipse from the Frozen North

A few brave society members travelled about as far as you can go without leaving the mainland to experience the partial solar eclipse of 20th March 2015 at over 95% of totality. Observing from a cottage overlooking the sea near the Caithness town of Wick, the eclipse was clearly visible from first to last contact.

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Weather Forecast

Sheffield England United Kingdom
February 25, 2020, 20:42
current pressure: 99 mb
humidity: 91%
wind speed: 7 mph W
wind gusts: 9 mph
sunrise: 07:04
sunset: 17:35
Forecast February 25, 2020
Mostly cloudy with showers
max. UV-Index: 1
Mostly cloudy
Forecast February 26, 2020
Partly sunny
max. UV-Index: 2
Rain and snow