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Moray's Astronomy Club, SIGMA

Forthcoming Meetings

1st December 2017
Christmas Quiz and Prize Draw
for SIGMA Members and your Families
Another chance to bring along the family for a night of fun, questions and mince pies to end the year.  There will also be the usual Christmas raffle and an update on future planned events for SIGMA in 2017.

Friday 12th January 2018
Equipment Night and SIGMA Stargazing Night
Venue: Lhanbryde Community Centre
SIGMA’s annual Stargazing meeting.  Another chance to hold a joint club night and public observing session.

Held at Lhanbryde, the event will give members and visitors a chance to see many of the wonders of the local night sky and talk with local Astronomers.

The full programme for 2017 can be found here or as a pdf. The 2018 programme is now available.

We meet first Friday of the month (unless otherwise specified) at Birnie Village Hall. Doors 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 2017 Leaflet (pdf).

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

Image(s) of the Moment:

Total Solar Eclipse - United States of America, 21 August 2017
by club members Ann and Ken Holmes

The image below is the midpoint of totality - more images of the eclipse by Ann and Ken are on our Flickr pages.

Perseids Meteor Shower
by club member Mick O'Donnell

Taken at West Beach, Lossiemouth at 01:55 Hrs BST on 13 August 2017, using my Canon EOS 70D with Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens at 10mm, f/4.5, 30 secs exposure, ISO 1600.

Partial Solar Eclipse from Burghead, 21 August 2017

by club member Alan Tough

Alan caught the PSE from Burghead. This photo was taken at 19:48 BST with a Canon EOS 60D and Sigma EX DG 150-500 mm lens (sans solar filter).  [Look at the bottom of the sun]

Click on image for larger version

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