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8 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.
1 year ago
On Tue 26/9, astronomer Prof Martin Hendry is speaking in Fife - don't miss it!
1 year 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.
2 years ago
Looking forward to Active Galaxies talk next Tue!

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!



March 2016

We’re at the Kabin on Tuesday 22nd March, at the usual 7.45pm.

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

February 2016

We’re at the Kabin on Tuesday 23rd February, at the usual 7.45pm.

Highlights include:

New scope night. Just bought a new scope and not sure how to use it yet? Bring it along. Practical observing tips – what to look for and how to find it.

If clear, there may be observing afterwards, so bring […]

January 2016

We’re back at the Kabin on Tuesday 26th 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 A talk on NASA’s Dawn probe, and what it’s discovered about Vesta and Ceres.

If clear, there may […]

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