Left to Right:  Russell Arnott Deputy Head of Science at Oriel High School, Exchange Tutor  from Loyola School and Neil Morrison  Chairman Crawley A.S.

Neil Morrison has shared with us some photos of a visit to Oriel High School.  Later Neil returned to Oriel to gift a some eyepieces and two books written by Strom Dunlop (one on astronomy and one on he weather) to teachers visiting from Loyola School ( Jamshedpur) .  Both books were autographed by the author, Oriel have a connection […]

Picture of an Apollo launch

SAGAS is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website, designed with a fresh new look and improved (user-friendly) navigation.  It also delivers a lot more features such as the ability for visitors to share our content at the click of a button via twitter, Facebook or email.  Many of the improvements are […]


Looking at the quality of the images that are showcased across the Internet it is hard not to be amazed by the amount of talent that exists within the amateur astronomy community.  A recent example from within SAGAS is this beautiful set images of Jupiter produced by Geof Lewis using his 10″Meade LX200.  Geof, a […]


The SAGAS Summer Convention for 2015 is being hosted by the Newbury Astronomical Society at a small conference centre a few miles west of Newbury in Berkshire. The convention will take place on Saturday  18th July 2015 and will run from 10:30am to 5pm . Programme We have a full programme for the day with most […]


The SAGAS meeting, which usually meets at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, moved to the Clanfield Observatory site for the April meeting and AGM.  The Clanfield Observatory is the home of the Hampshire Astronomical Group who hosted this recent meeting. The 21 delegates, representing  14 astronomical societies across the south were, during a break […]


Foredown Tower Astronomers held a “Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Event” on Thursday, April 23rd in the grounds of the Emmaus Community, Hove.    When we built an analemmatic  sundial we asked Sir Patrick to record a message that we could use on the day of opening.  While we were with him we asked for his opinion […]


Our thanks to Tony Questa for his photographic record of another successful SAGAS Summer Convention. Click on any of the images below to view an enlarged copy.     Between Takes Sundial Scene Guest Appearances Cast Closeups Tableau And finally..