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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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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 warm clothes and scopes if you have them.

(You’ll also be able to join or renew your subscription, if you haven’t already.)

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 be observing afterwards, so bring warm clothes and scopes if you have them.

December 2015

Our last meeting of 2015 is on Tuesday 8th December, 7.45pm, at the Kabin.

Highlights include:

  • A talk on Neptune, which is ideally placed in the evening sky at present
  • Book draw – win a copy of Collins Night Sky & Starfinder

As always, dress warmly – the sky could well be clear.

 

November 2015

Our third meeting of the autumn will be on Tue 24th November, 7.45pm, at the Kabin.

Highlights include:

  • How to align an equatorial mount
  • Astro picture show-and-tell from Geoff and others (bring a pic or two of your own, if you have some to show)
  • Book draw – win a copy of Collins Night Sky & Starfinder

In addition, the forecast’s looking encouraging – if it turns out clear, we’ll have some observing outside afterwards.

October 2015

Our second meeting of the autumn will be on Tue 27th October, 7.45pm, at the Kabin.

Highlights include:

  • What to watch out for this autumn
  • Kit guide – scopes or binos?
  • Book draw – win a copy of Astronomy for Dummies
  • Bring and buy

In addition, the forecast’s looking encouraging – if it turns out clear, we’ll have some observing outside afterwards.

September 2015

Now that it’s September, the Kabin meetings are back on again!

We kick off the season with a talk Dark Matter: Too unreal to be real? from visiting speaker Dr Eric Tittley from the Institute for Astronomy at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

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

 

Have a great summer!

As seasoned DB Astro veterans will know, we don’t have our regular Kabin meetings during June, July or August, because a lot of people are away on their hols, and it never gets properly dark.

On the plus side, it’s warm, the evenings are light enough for loads of other fun activities, and sometimes it’s even dry for a bit.

Have a great summer, and see you all again on September 22nd.

 

Midsummer’s Day in Anstruther

On Sunday June 21st, we’ll be at the opening celebration of Anstruther’s scale model of the Solar system. It’s 600 metres from the Sun to Pluto, and the distances and bodies are all to the same scale, 1:10,000,000,000.

 

13:30 Short talk by Dr Hania Allen. Tourist Information Office (formerly Sun Tavern), East Shore.

 

After the talk, the event moves on to the Dreel Halls, High Street West.

If you are interested in helping, please see this forum thread.

See also the official community page for the Launch Event (link to another site).

 

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