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On Tue 26/9, astronomer Prof Martin Hendry is speaking in Fife - don't miss it! https://t.co/owe8CPPedm
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Look out for us in today's Courier magazine!
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Don't miss Chris and Pete’s Star Party Report (and other things) on Tue 22nd Nov. https://t.co/Csp1MgYwVE
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Looking forward to Active Galaxies talk next Tue! https://t.co/Csp1MgYwVE
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2 years ago
@RogMull Just signed petiton to introduce legislation to combat light pollution. #dalgetybay #darkskies

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.

May 2017

Our last Kabin meeting before we break for the summer is on Tuesday 23rd, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • The Planetary Panel Show – slideshow, panel discussion and Q&A about photographing the planets
  • Book draw
  • Practical help session – bring your scope if you have questions about it
  • Bring and Buy

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

April 2017

Our April Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 25th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • Syzygy – all about eclipses, transits and occultations, especially some of the ones coming up soon
  • Book draw
  • Practical help session – bring your scope if you have questions about it

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

March 2017

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

Highlights include:

  • Titan – a tour of the most remarkable moon in the solar system
  • Book draw
  • Bring and buy

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

February 2017

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

Highlights include:

  • Our Place in the Galaxy – a short talk on the Milky Way and where we are in it
  • Practical Telescope Workshop – bring your scope along, and ask for tips on how to get the best from it.
  • Book draw
  • Bring and buy

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

January 2017

We’re back at the Kabin on Tuesday 24th January, at the usual 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
  • Exoplanets – An update on recently discovered planets around other stars
  • Book Draw – Win a copy of Astrophotography by Rhodri Evans.

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

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