February’s meeting is all about telescopes.
We have two mini-talks (with demonstrations) about two of the most popular kinds of astronomical telescope:
- The Newtonian
- The Schmidt-Cassegrain
This is your chance to learn about what they are, and the pros and cons of each type.
Tuesday 25th February, 7.45pm, the Kabin.
PS. If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, there will be a chance to renew tonight, so bring your subs along.
This year’s AGM is at 7.45pm at the Kabin.
This is also the ideal time to renew your membership, so bring your subs along.
Afterwards, there will be a chance to swap tips, and buy and sell bits of kit.
This year’s local Stargazing Live event is at the Kabin on Sat 11th Jan.
We’ll have an open drop-in session there from 5pm till 7pm, followed (if clear) by a trip to the Braefoot Dark Site.
Newcomers are most welcome to stop by and meet us. If you have a telescope, and you’re not sure how to use it, this will be your ideal chance to ask someone more experienced.
Jan 28th 2014
Feb 25th 2014
Mar 25th 2014
Apr 22nd 2014
May 27th 2014
Also BBC StarGazing Live 7/8/9th Jan 2014.
Happy new year one and all.
What a year 2013 was for our club, which grew and grew.
- Patrick Moore , RIP
- Last venus transit for 200 years, we sent team but cloudy,no view
- Comet ISON , failed to survive sun grazing, not comet of century
- Our 3 evening BBC StarGazing events
- Our Dalgety Bay Gala stand
- St.Andrews guest speaker on micro-lensing, to detect exo-planets
- Our own talks and events: Solar days, Dark sites, Telescope help
- Mars talks, Star Camp visits
- our enthusiastic members, committee and catering
good holidays all, looking forward to next year
Last meeting of the year, with a telescope workshop and bring and buy.
7.45 – 9.45pm.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Bay Inn Tue 10th December.
Pre-dinner drinks in the bar from 7.00pm, and we sit down to eat at 7.30pm.
A great talk from Markus Hundertmark last night, and thanks to him also for letting us know about this:
For more details, see the observatory website.
Our next guest speaker is Markus Hundertmark from the University of St Andrews.
His work involves using gravitational lensing to find planets around other stars, and he’ll be coming here to tell us all about it.
Our Xmas meal, 10th Dec , Bay Inn. Deposits just £5 to confirm a place. Anyone interested deposits and meal choices will be taken on the night.
Meeting is at the Kabin, 7.45pm, Tue 26th November 2013.
Meeting 7:45pm at Kabin, Dalgety Bay (by tesco, tennis club, church).
Pete – gave excellent sweeping talk and slide show on the terrain on Mars, and explained formations and ages for the features we can see.
This should recent images and landscapes, and discussed formation of key features over time.
We also announced our Xmas meal, 10th Dec , Bay Inn. Deposit just £5 to confirm a place.