Forum

Visit our discussion forum at http://db-astro.org/phpBB3.

Twitter @DBAstro

4 weeks ago
On Tue 26/9, astronomer Prof Martin Hendry is speaking in Fife - don't miss it! https://t.co/owe8CPPedm
4 months ago
Look out for us in today's Courier magazine!
1
1
11 months ago
Don't miss Chris and Pete’s Star Party Report (and other things) on Tue 22nd Nov. https://t.co/Csp1MgYwVE
1 year ago
Looking forward to Active Galaxies talk next Tue! https://t.co/Csp1MgYwVE
1
1 year ago
@RogMull Just signed petiton to introduce legislation to combat light pollution. #dalgetybay #darkskies

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.

December 2016 at the Kabin – Binocular Night

Our December Kabin meeting is on Tuesday 13th, at 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

  • What to look for in the winter sky, with binoculars or a small telescope
  • Find out about the Galloway Astronomy Centre, and our possible forthcoming trip there
  • Book draw – win a copy of The Sky at Night’s How to Read the Solar System
  • Bring and buy

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

 

December 2016

For those who’ve booked the meal, here’s a reminder that it’s Tuesday 6th December, 7.30pm, at Louis Brown’s (50 yards from the Kabin).

If you haven’t booked for the meal, it’s too late now (sorry), but hopefully we’ll see you at the Kabin on Tuesday 13th.

November 2016 – Practical Observing

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

Highlights include:

  • Chris and Pete’s Star Party Report
  • Book draw – win a copy of The Sky at Night’s How to Read the Solar System
  • Practical observing tips
  • Bring and buy

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

 

Forthcoming Events