There’s a rumour that the BBC Sky at Night Programme may be discontinued – and already a petition has been set up to stop it. The petition organisers claim that the BBC has stated that it is still in discussions about the future of the programme. Here’s the link for your consideration should you […]
It’s raining meteors – a 3D view of the Perseids!
The UK Meteor Observation Network continues to grow and by the end of 2013 there may be as many as 18 cameras on line. This is very nearly twice the number that Richard Kacerek and Peter Campbell-Burns had set as their target at the start of the year. A list of the operational cameras is […]
ICG-PGS Christmas Lecture 2013
The Universe is expanding at an increasing rate, but is this really due to some mysterious “Dark Energy”, or were these great scientists simply wrong about gravity? The Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS) and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG), University of Portsmouth present: Gravity – From Newton to […]
Celebrating 40 years of SAGAS
The SAGAS Summer Event celebrated SAGAS’ 40th birthday at the Sir Patrick Moore Building , South Downs Planetarium in Chichester on 14 September – 40 years (and 2 days) after the formation of SAGAS on 12 Sep 1973. The theme for the day was appropriate: 40 Years of Major Events in Astronomy. […]
We have been following the progress of the Emmaus Analemmatic Sundial which has been built by Emmaus and the Foredown Tower Astronomers in the grounds of the Emmaus Community. George Hurrion has just sent us the following update: In June Dr. Robert Smith (Sussex University) officially opened the astronomical part of the in order that the public […]
There is some interesting news from the UK Meteor Observation Network (UKMON), a project set up by Farnham AS members Richard Kacerek and Peter Campbell-Burns. SAGAS has been following this project with interest and both Richard and Peter have presented to SAGAS meetings on a couple of occasions. UKMON has launched a new web site […]
Our thanks to Robin Durant, Adur Astronomical Society, for sharing with us this amazing image captured on the 27th July of a beautiful Prominence on the Sun. Robin used a Lunt LS60Tha Telescope and a DMK41 camera.
We deeply regret to inform you that David ‘Doc’ Sutton passed away on 17th July after a long illness. David supported SAGAS in its early years and was a former member of the FAS council, He was also a past winner of the Eric Zucker Award for his contributions to astronomy. I am sure that […]
The Brighton Emmaus Community was persuaded by Foredown Tower Astronomers to build an analemmatic sundial in their grounds that are open to the public. This project was officially opened by Dr. Robert Smith (University of Sussex) on Saturday, June 29th at the Emmaus Open Day by uncovering the midday-stone at 1 p.m. Sir Patrick Moore […]
At 21:47 on 8th May a bright meteor was seen over the South of England. Two of the ever-vigilant UKMON stations caught the event (The Church Crookham Station operated by Farnham AS member Peter Campbell-Burns and the Sidmouth Station operated by the Norman Lockyer Observatory S.P.A.M. team). This meteor caught the media’s attention, unlike the […]
The Foredown Tower Astronomers were foiled by poor visibility on March 16th for their Sir Patrick Moore “Memorial Moon Watch” at Hangleton Manor. However, the Emmaus Community, Brighton, made their grounds available for the FTA to have a second attempt at this “Memorial Moon Watch” on April 23rd. This time the weather was perfect with […]