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3 months ago
Due to developing weather situation, tonight's meeting is cancelled. Talk on Great Orion Nebula will be rescheduled for later in the year.
8 months ago
On Tue 26/9, astronomer Prof Martin Hendry is speaking in Fife - don't miss it! https://t.co/owe8CPPedm
11 months ago
Look out for us in today's Courier magazine!
2 years ago
Don't miss Chris and Pete’s Star Party Report (and other things) on Tue 22nd Nov. https://t.co/Csp1MgYwVE
2 years ago
Looking forward to Active Galaxies talk next Tue! https://t.co/Csp1MgYwVE

May 2018

Our May Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 22nd, at 7.45pm.

We will be hearing about the Epoch of Reionization or The Great Universal Fry Up, with our guest speaker Dr Eric Tittley.

Other highlights include:

  • Bring and Buy

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

April 2018

Our April Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 24th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • The Anglo-Australian Space Programme with Richard Coates
  • Bring and Buy
  • Observing if clear, so bring warm clothes and scopes if you have them

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

March 2018

Our March Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 27th, at 7.45pm.

We will be hearing about The Sun in White Light & H-Alpha, with our guest speaker Lyn Smith. Lyn is a co-founder of Clydesdale Astronomical Society, and is currently the BAA Solar Section Director.

Other highlights include:

  • A chance to renew your membership, if you haven’t already
  • Book draw
  • Bring and Buy
  • Observing if clear, so bring warm clothes and scopes if you have them

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

February 2018 – Update – Cancelled

UPDATE

Due to developing weather conditions, this evening’s meeting is now CANCELLED.

Hopefully, we can put on the talk at another date in the near future.

UPDATE

 

Our February Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 27th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • Short Talk – M42: The Great Orion Nebula
  • A chance to renew your membership, if you haven’t already
  • Book draw
  • Practical Telescope Workshop
  • Observing if clear, so bring warm clothes and scopes if you have them

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

January 2018

Our January Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 23rd, at 7.45pm.

January is subscription renewal time, so please bring your annual subs money as follows.

Family £18
Individual £12
Student/Unwaged/Senior £7

Highlights include:

  • AGM
  • Short Talk: Our Very Own Supermassive Black Hole
  • Book draw
  • Practical Telescope Workshop

Note: Often there are other groups using the Kabin immediately before us. If you arrive early for one of our meetings, and it’s not obvious whether the previous group have left or not, please respect their privacy and wait outside the Kabin until the advertised meeting time.

December Double

In December we’ll be getting together twice, for a meeting then for a meal.

The meeting is at the Kabin on Tuesday 12th Dec, at the usual 7.45pm.

We’ll be exploring New Horizons in the Solar System, with our guest speaker Dr John K Davies.
Dr Davies is an OPTICON project scientist at the Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh.

Other highlights include:

  • Book draw – win a copy of Philip’s 2018 Stargazing, by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest
  • Bring and buy
  • Observing if clear

The meal is at Lóuis Brown’s on Tuesday 19th Dec, at the slightly earlier 7.15pm. For details of how to book, see this forum post.

November 2017

Our November Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 28th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • Planning for Christmas Meal
  • Deep-sky Processing in Photoshop with Dariusz Wojcik
  • Book draw
  • Bring and buy

If clear, there could be observing afterwards, so bring warm clothes and scopes if you have them.

October 2017

Our October Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 24th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • Planning for Christmas Meal
  • Finding Uranus in the autumn sky
  • Problem-solving workshop. Trouble using your telescope? Bring it along and get some advice.
  • Book draw – win a copy of Astronomy – 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know, by Giles Sparrow
  • Bring and buy

If clear, there could be observing afterwards, so bring warm clothes and scopes if you have them.

September 2017

Our first Kabin meeting after the summer break is on Tuesday 26th, at 7.45pm.

We’ll be Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe, with our guest speaker Prof Martin A. Hendry MBE FRSE FInstP FRAS.
Prof Hendry is Head of School and Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Glasgow.

Other highlights include:

  • Book draw – win a copy of Astronomy – 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know, by Giles Sparrow
  • Bring and buy

Summer Break

Here’s hoping you all have a great summer break, and looking forward to seeing you all again at our next meeting, at the Kabin at 7.45pm on Tuesday 26th September.

New members are most welcome to stop by and see us then too (no need to book ahead).

Full details to follow.

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