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S&RAS will be at Dalby Explorer Day on Sun 8th July 2018

S&RAS members will be at the Dalby Explorer Day on Sunday 8th July 2018, 10:30 – 16:00. The theme of the event is Speed and we hope to have success in measuring the speed of light using a microwave and … Continue reading






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Perseids Meteor Shower Star Party – 12th Aug 2017 – Filey Country Park

Perseids Meteor Shower Star Party – 12th Aug 2017 – Filey Country Park






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Preparing for the 2015 Solar Eclipse

With less than a month to go until the much anticipated partial Solar Eclipse, visible throughout the UK, we would advise you to start turning your attention towards how you will safely observe this rare event.  A useful guide has … Continue reading






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SARAS Summer Update

Summer has been busy and full of events for the society this year.  On 28th July society secretary Andy Exton attended a Family Fun Day at the Hospital Social Club to promote the society and to give the visitors a … Continue reading






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Partial Lunar Eclipse – 25th April

Thursday 25th April 2013 sees a partial lunar eclipse and when I say partial, it is very partial!  The Moon with rise in the southeast and the maximum of the eclipse occurs when the Moon has an altitude of only … Continue reading






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Comet C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs) crosses Cassiopeia

Comet C/2011 L4 (Pan-Starrs) continues its journey in the northern hemisphere skies.  Over the next couple of weeks, the comet passes through the constellation of Cassiopeia and crosses the easily recognisable asterism of stars that form the ‘W’ on April … Continue reading






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Global Astronomy Month incorporating International Dark Sky Week

April sees Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2013.  Between April 1st and 30th, as the name suggests, across the world various events will be taking place to celebrate this annual event.  Global Astronomy Month is organised by Astronomers Without Borders whose … Continue reading






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Comet 2011/L4 (PANSTARRS)

The first of the exciting comets visible during 2013 is now observable for astronomers in the northern hemisphere.  Comet 2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) was discovered during June 2011 by astronomers at the University of Hawaii using the Pan-STARRS telescope on the … Continue reading






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