S&RAS were present at Ayton Gala again this year and we drew in quite a lot of people
Thanks to John Harper, Sheila Anderson, Jon Mortimer and Neil Graham for their assistance.
The weather was kind and allowed solar viewing, but once again, the surface of the sun was featureless when viewed in white light and only faint
surface detail was visible in hydrogen-Alpha due to the continuing low activity on the surface of the Sun.
With the help of John Harper, we were able to locate Venus without the aid of Go-To and were able to let the public view the crescent of Venus at 3 in the afternoon.
S&RAS will be holding another Introduction to Astronomy event on Friday 21st September 2018 at 7:45pm at East Ayton Village Hall.
This event is for those who have or want to develop an interest in Astronomy but don’t know where to start or have a telescope and don’t know how to use it effectively
It will include a short introductory talk followed by a chance for non-members to approach members for help and advice on astronomy or in setting
up and using their telescopes.
Feel free to bring along equipment you may have if you don’t know how to use it.
Free for members.
£3 for non-members, payable on the door.
S&RAS members will be at the Ayton Gala on Saturday 1st September 2018, 11:00 – 16:00.
We will have Solar scopes set up for safe solar viewing (weather permitting).
The society has held our monthly meetings at the village hall since 2005, so this is the ideal opportunity to promote the society and our meetings as well as our calendar of public stargazing events in Dalby Forest.
7th August 2018 – Registrations for Dalby StarFest 2018 are now closed, details of the 2019 event will be published soon
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