S&RAS Memberships now due for 2018/19 season

A reminder that Society memberships are now due for renewal of the 2018/19 season
Membership fees remain the same as last year.

Membership form available HERE

Posted in News | Comments Off on S&RAS Memberships now due for 2018/19 season

Reminder: No December meeting at East Ayton

Just a reminder that in December we hold the member’s Christmas Meal instead of having an Ayton meeting.

The next Ayton meeting will be on Friday 18th January 2019 – John Harper FRAS – “Around the Zodiac”

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reminder: No December meeting at East Ayton

2nd November 2018 – Public Observing Night at Dalby Forest

Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – November 2018

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2nd November 2018 – Public Observing Night at Dalby Forest

Friday 19 October 2018 7.45pm Guest Speaker: Roy Gunson “Pickering’s Harem”

Friday 19 October 2018 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Guest Speaker: Roy Gunson “Pickering’s Harem”

Williamina Flemming – abandoned by her new husband just months after arriving in Boston, USA from Dundee. Pregnant and alone she rose to become one of the most famed female astronomers of the early 20th century . Her story plus those of a host of other female astronomers hired by Charles Edward Pickering between 1880 and 1919 to work at the Harvard College Observatory gives a remarkable insight on the determination by these women to succeed.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Friday 19 October 2018 7.45pm Guest Speaker: Roy Gunson “Pickering’s Harem”

5th October 2018 – Public Observing Night at Dalby Forest

Public Stargazing in Dalby Forest – October 2018

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5th October 2018 – Public Observing Night at Dalby Forest

Another successful Introduction to Astronomy evening

Another successful Introduction to Astronomy event was hosted by Bryan Moiser on Friday 21st September.

Bryan talked us through his journey through being an amateur astronomer, with recommendations on what to buy and what to avoid from personal experiences.

We gained some new members from the event and a big thank you to those existing members who took the time to make it so worthwhile.

Posted in Events, Meetings, Public Outreach | Comments Off on Another successful Introduction to Astronomy evening