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Moray's Astronomy Club, SIGMA

We meet first Friday of the month* at Lhanbryde Community Centre - doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.    (*unless otherwise specified)

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 3rd May 2019
Astronomical Alchemy
Gordon Mackie - Caithness Astronomy Group
Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements (IYPT 2019), chemist and amateur astronomer Gordon Mackie gives an overview of how the chemical elements are formed, followed by a brief guided tour of the Periodic Table highlighting the significance of some of the elements from an astronomy perspective.

Friday 7th June 2019
Annual General Meeting
Venue: TBA

followed by

Astrophotography
Eric Walker - Highlands Astronomical Society
Annual General Meeting - Another chance to catch up with events within SIGMA over the last year and to elect the new committee.

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.


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

Image(s) of the Moment:

Artic Aurora
by club member Alan Tough
Taken from the Viking Sky at 21:12 UT on 16th March, from just inside the Arctic Circle. Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, L-series 17-40 mm lens, Manfrotto tripod. Exposure: 4 seconds @ f/5 and ISO-3200.

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