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Moray's Astronomy Club, SIGMA

Forthcoming Meetings

Friday 12th October 2018
Please note change of date and talk
Mapping the Universe
Rita Tojeiro, St Andrews University
The structure of the Universe on the largest scales tells us a great deal about its composition, geometry, expansion and ultimate fate.

Rita will review the progress on mapping the large-scale structure of the Universe over the last few decades, show some of the most complete and largest maps that have ever made, and discuss the mysterious cosmological model that these maps have revealed.

Friday 2nd November 2018
Lochaber to the Cosmos
Dr Alec MacKinnon, University of Glasgow
Alec will talk about the Ben Nevis Observatory, the Scots Nobel Prize winner CTR Wilson, and the origins of cosmic ray science with some modern stories on cosmic rays. 

This promises to be an interesting presentation with a mix of subjects from, high-energy astrophysics, particle physics to Scottish scientific history.

The full programme for 2018 can be found here or as a pdf.

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:

Noctilucent Clouds, around Lossiemouth, 18/19 June 2018
by club member Alan Tough

Alan saw this amazing NLC display of June 18-19.  Alan says that these are "the best I've seen for a few years"

Click on image for larger version


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

For more information about NLCs and to report your own sightings to the BAA vist our Noctilucent Clouds page.