Moray’s Astronomy Club

 

We meet first Friday of the month (unless otherwise specified) . 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’.

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

NOTICE:

I’m sorry to say that due to the latest Government recommendations of avoiding all unnecessary social contact we can no longer gather for meetings as usual.

 We will be able to bring future meetings to SIGMA and affiliated members online via Zoom Webinars. This will continue  until restrictions are lifted. 

If you would like to become a member to enable you to join the online meeting please contact Mick at

membership@sigma-astro.co.uk

Peter Sherman (Chairman)

NEXT WEBINAR MEETING:

5th June (Room opens at 7:15pm Start 7:30pm)

 2020 AGM followed by a talk by Howie Firth

The Path to the Planets, the Road to the Stars”

Further details are below

in the forth coming meetings

Due to an amazing effort by the committee and other members we had our first successful online monthly meeting on Friday 3rd April. We’re working on making sure everyone is able to take part and will be bringing future meetings to SIGMA and affiliated members online too! We plan to continue to hold our meetings like this until we are allowed to gather as normal once again.

If you are not already a SIGMA member and would like to become one to enable you to join our online meetings please contact Mick at:
membership@sigma-astro.co.uk
(Please let him know if you are already a member of another astronomy club as some are already affiliated with us.)

Current membership costs £24 per year, payable each January, so the cost for the remainder of 2020 is now £12.

Past Webinar meetings can be found on the

SIGMA YouTube Channel

Here are a couple of screen grabs from past webinars.

Forthcoming Meetings

Images of the Moment





Friday 5th June 2020

THIS MEETING WILL BE STREAMED ONLINE FOR MEMBERS
SIGMA’s 20th Anniversary! (plus AGM)
followed by
The Path to the Planets, the Road to the Stars
Dr. Howie Firth – SIGMA
[read more]







 

 





Friday 3rd July 2020

Scottish Dark Skies – The Story of The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
David Warrington – Scottish Dark Sky Observatory
and
Details of this talk not available at time of publication –
full details will be advised on our website.






 

 

 Waxing crescent Moon (1.8 days old) with Earthshine.
Equipment details: Canon EOS 6D DSLR, Canon EF 300mm L-series lens.
Tripod: bedroom window sill + bean bag!
Exposure: 1/3 sec @ f/4. ISO-400.

Venus 

by MickO’Donnell

16th April 2020

M101 & UGC 08837

by Pete Sherman

16th April 2020

Venus & M45 (The Seven Sisters) Conjunction

by Pete Sherman

02nd April 2020

Comet C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS) approaching the Double Cluster in Perseus

by Club Member Alan Tough iTelescope T20; Mayhill, New Mexico.

 

Moon and Venus

by Club Member Jean Stocks

Lossiemouth, 30 January 2020

The full programme for 2020 can be found here or as a pdf.

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

Get Involved

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 What’s On section of this website, or download a copy of our 2020 Leaflet (pdf).

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

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