Dalby StarFest 2019 – Registrations Now Open

Registration for Dalby StarFest 2019 is now open

Thursday 29th August – Mon 2nd September 2019, Adderstone Filed Dalby

New moon is on the 30th so hopefully dark skies aplenty.

Event details and booking form available HERE.

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Notice: Public Observing Nights at Dalby Forest 1st Feb/1st March 2019

Please be aware that gostargazing.co.uk have incorrectly advertised our event on 1st Feb 2019 as a Hidden Horizons paid event.
They have also listed us as running an event on both the 1st and 8th of March.

To Clarify:
SARAS have events on 1st February & 1st March only.
Hidden Horizons have events on 8th February & 8th March.

We have contacted gostargazing to rectify this

Please always go by the event calendar on our website or events posted here rather than external websites.

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Happy New Year

Welcome to 2019

I hope Santa brought everyone what they wanted including new astronomy gear, as this would account for the increase in cloud and fog exactly on Christmas.

I’ve managed a few visual observations of Comet 46P/Wirtanen, currently in the constellation Lynx, but unfortunately I’ve been unsuccessful in getting an image currently, unlike some lucky others who have posted their images on the society members Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sarasmembers/

I have recently found a really good resource for grab and go observing, skymaps.com.
They provide a monthly sky map with a sky calender and planisphere for the particular month, marked with Deep Sky Objects, all on a handy printable A4 sheet

Our next Ayton meeting will be on Friday 18th January 2019 and SARAS President John Harper will be giving the talk “Around the Zodiac”

 There is no public observing in January so Friday 1st February is our next Public Observing session, 8pm to 9:30pm, followed by members-only afterwards.

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Dalby StarFest 2019 – Dates Announced

Dates for Dalby StarFest 2019 have now been confirmed:

Thursday 29th August – Mon 2nd September 2019

New moon is on the 30th so hopefully dark skies aplenty

Booking will commence from January 2019 – event details available HERE and will be updated fully for the opening of registrations in January.

Further information will be sent out in due course if you have attended previously or signed up to the mailing list

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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”






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