Celebrating 40 years of the Federation of Astronomical Societies

To celebrate its 40th anniversary the Federation of Astronomical Societies is holding its annual Convention and AGM at the brand new Elgar Concert Hall in the University of Birmingham, on October 11th from 0930 to 1730. The programme includes a series of talks by world leading experts in their fields. There will also be numerous […]

Newsletter – July 2014

If any member society has any interesting news that they would wish to include in the next newsletter please contact the SAGAS webmaster. In this issue: SAGAS Summer Convention 19 July 2014 Outreach Activities Across the SAGAS Area Monkton Science Group UK Meteor Network (UKMON) Dark Skies Initiatives in SAGAS Area Jupiter Watch Vernal Equinox […]

Foredown Tower Astronomers Jupiter Watch

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The Foredown Tower Astronomers held a three-night event during National Astronomy Week to show Jupiter and the Galilean Moons to the public. The event was held in the Grounds of the Emmaus Community, Brighton, and during the course of the event there were more than 150 people attending. One of the Management Team at Emmaus […]

Photometry Express – Software for Variable Star Observers

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Peter Campbell-Burns of the Farnham Astronomical Society has set up a website dedicated to sharing some astronomy software developed by John Moore. John, a dedicated member of Farnham AS and a highly respected astro-imager, died in August 2013 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. John had built up a very well equipped observatory based around […]

Newsletter – February 2014

If any member society has any interesting news that they would wish to include in the next newsletter please contact the SAGAS webmaster. In this issue: SAGAS societies support Stargazing Live Crawley AS receives a surprise visitor Farnham AS member hoping for resolution to lighting nuisance Anyone for a MOOC? UKMON Update Stephen J O’Meara […]

Images by Brian M Johnson

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Brian M. Johnson, a member of Foredown Tower Astronomers and Adur Astronomy Society, has sent us some of his images. Brian has been a visual observer for many years but more recently he has turned his hand to imaging. The following deep sky images were taken by Brian within the last year using a DSLR […]

Stargazing 2014 – Society Round-up

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Despite record breaking rainfall societies across the country have been busy staging local events in support of BBC Stargazing Live and SAGAS societies were amongst them. Below is a round-up of just some of the events organised by SAGAS member societies. Crawley Astronomical Society Over the last Winter Crawley AS has again collaborated with Oriel High […]

Crawley AS has a surprise visitor to it’s stargazing event

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Our Star Gazing evening at Oriel High School was a night to remember with the surprise visit of Al Nagler from the USA and his family to our joint Star gazing event, which was blessed with a clear sky, in a Winter otherwise on record as the wettest ever. Al was in the United Kingdom […]

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