SIGMA Events Programme for 2013

Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month at Birnie Village Hall near Elgin.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Non-members are always welcome and refreshments are provided (for a small donation).

SIGMA regularly holds public observing sessions at its dark site outside Elgin. Visit our Public Events page to see what we have planned.

Friday 11th January
Combined Equipment Night/ BBC Two Stargazing LIVE Public Observing Session

Lhanbryde Community Centre, Robertson Road, Lhanbryde, IV30 8QQ, 7pm start.

Friday 1st February
A Stargazing Tour of the Southern Hemisphere
Tania Johnston, The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Friday 1st March
A Star Star and a Star Computer
Bill Leslie, SIGMA,

Friday 5th April
Mercury Through the Eyes of Messenger
Pauline Macrae, Highlands Astronomical Society

Friday 3rd May
“2020: The Future of Observational Astronomy”
Professor Martin Hendry, Glasgow University

Friday 7th June
Annual General Meeting

Friday 5th July
Solar Outdoor Astronomical Kitchen Event (SOAKE)
Lhanbryde Community Centre (Public Event)

Friday 2nd August
Oddball Stars
Maarten de Vries, Highlands Astronomical Society

Friday 6th September
DIY Observatories
Pete Sherman, SIGMA

Friday 4th October
Seas and Tickling Gods – How Space Got Its Names
Michael Marrett-Crosby, Highlands Astronomical Society

Friday 1st November
Supercool Astronomy
Professor Ian Robson, The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Friday 6th December
SIGMA Christmas Quiz and prize draw

The 2013 Leaflet is available to download (pdf).