SAGAS Announces details of its 2015 Summer Convention


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 […]

Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Event


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 […]

Federation of Astronomical Societies Newsletter August 2014


An electronic copy (PDF) August 2014 issue of the Federation of Astronomical Societies newsletter can be downloaded here: FAS 1- Aug 14 106 electronic  

SAGAS Summer Convention 2014


  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..

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 […]

National Astromy Week – Newbury Sidewalk Astronomy

Sidewalk Astronomy Featyre

On March 4th the Universe came to the Market Place in the centre of Newbury, with evening shoppers finding themselves looking at the hidden mysteries of the cosmos above their heads. Members of Newbury Astronomical Society brought along a collection of telescopes to do some “Sidewalk Astronomy” as part of National Astronomy Week. Fortunately, after […]

Foredown Tower Astronomers Jupiter Watch


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 […]

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