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Moray's Astronomy Club, SIGMA

We meet first Friday of the month (unless otherwise specified) at Birnie Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Not a Member? Why not come along as the first meeting's free so you can 'try before you buy'.

Club members can also attend the meetings of the Highlands Astronomical Society (HAS). Details of forthcoming meetings of both can be found in the Whats On section of this website, or download a copy of our 2019 Leaflet (pdf).

You can also follow SIGMA on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest news.

Forthcoming Meetings

Friday 1st February 2019
Astrophotography
Eric Walker - Highlands Astronomical Society
Long-time friend of SIGMA, Eric will share his knowledge about imaging the night sky, most of which he has done from his home built Beinn View observatory in the Highlands.

Friday 1st March 2019
New Views of the Sun’s Hot Corona
Dr Iain Hannah - University of Glasgow
Why is the Sun’s outer atmosphere, (corona) hotter than its surface? Also the further away the corona gets the hotter it becomes. This has been a major topic of solar physics research for decades. Iain will cover a brief history of this problem, some of the modern solutions using the latest images and movies from space-based telescopes, and how scientific observations during eclipses are still useful today.


The full programme for 2019 can be found here or as a pdf.

Image(s) of the Moment:

Comet 21P + M50
by club member Alan Tough

This is Comet 21P + M50 imaged remotely, on 7th October, from the Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia. Total imaging time: 18 minutes through LRGB filters. iTelescope T31 was used for the Luminance data and T32 for the RGB data.

Click on image for larger version



More images from club members can be seen on our Flickr pages.