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Come along and hear Dr David Darling's talk on The Search for Life Beyond Earth. Kabin, 7.45pm tonight.

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 […]

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 […]

Mills Observatory Trip

On Wednesday 9th November, we’re off for a trip to Britain’s first purpose-built public observatory – the Mills in Dundee.

Arrival time is 7pm, by which time it will be dark, so we stand a great chance of looking through the various telescopes including the 16″ Newtonian.

The observatory is at Mills Observatory, Glamis […]

October 2016 – Pluto

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

We know so much more about Pluto now than we did just 18 months ago, so now’s a great time to catch up on the latest findings, as well as explore some lesser-known things which make Pluto such a fascinating place.

Details are:

Talk: […]

September 2016 – Active Galaxies with Andy Lawrence

After our summer break (and a fun day out in Anstruther) we’re back in the Kabin again. Our first Kabin meeting of the autumn is on Tuesday 27th September, at 7.45pm.

We’re delighted to welcome back Andy Lawrence, Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh Institute for Astronomy, who visited us two years […]

Anstruther Solar System Walk

We’re taking a trip on Sunday 21st August, over to Anstruther for an astronomy-themed walk, followed by a picnic.

Arrival time in Anstruther 11am. Park in the East Basin car park. This is opposite the Tourist Information Office on East Shore. We will then split up into small groups and head West along the shore, […]

May 2016 – Mars

With Mars nearing opposition (and its closest approach to us in 10 years), now is a great time to spot our planetary neighbour. Come along and hear about Mars, and how to observe it, at the Kabin on Tuesday 24th May, at the usual 7.45pm.

Full program is:

Mars talk Learn more about our Anstruther […]

Transit of Mercury

On Monday 9th May 2016, the planet Mercury will pass directly between us and the Sun. It will be the first Transit of Mercury visible from Scotland since 2003.

Between 12:12 and 19:42, Mercury will appear as a tiny black dot on the face of the Sun, too small to see without specialist equipment. Fortunately, […]

April 2016 – Transit of Mercury Special

At the Kabin on Tuesday 26th April, at the usual 7.45pm.

Short talk What are Transits? with Paul Holmes Practical demo Safe Transit Observing with Brian Wright Learn more about our Transit of Mercury observing session (which will follow on Monday 9th May) Book draw – win a copy of Knowledge Encyclopedia Space!



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