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Dr. Helen Sharman OBE FRSC is a woman of many firsts - she's famous as Britain's first astronaut and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1981. This month Brooklands Radio proudly brings you an exclusive interview with Sharman in our regular half hour programme, Stars Over Surrey, airing on Friday Aug 25 at 7:30 pm and…

The SAGAS Summer Convention for 2017 was hosted by Hampshire Astronomical Group on the 15th July at Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, Clanfield Hampshire. The meeting was formally opened by Graham Bryant of Hampshire Astronomical Group introducing the theme of the Convention “Astronomical Research in Southern England” The first speaker of the day was Dr Aru Beri, University of Southampton…

John Axtell (Guildford AS)  has been asked by Brooklands Radio to present on a monthly programme dedicated to Astronomy.  Brooklands Radio is a not-for-profit community station for Surrey that can be heard on the Internet every day and covers local features, news, travel, good music, and now - Astronomy. We hope that SAGAS members will "tune in" (or whatever it is…

SAGAS member societies are listed alphabetically below. To locate or contact one of our member societies use the links to access the society's website or click here to see a Google Maps view of our membership: Adur Astronomical Society Andover Astronomical Society Ashford Astronomical Society Cody Astronomical Society Crawley Astronomical Society Croydon Astronomical Society East Sussex Astronomical Society Eastbourne Astronomical…

"The aim of SAGAS is to unite astronomical societies in the Southern Area of England, UK so that we can help each other, share ideas and observations, give our society members a better service and get more out of our hobby. There are no formal boundaries to the SAGAS area, although roughly it is South of the Thames and the…

The SAGAS 2016 Summer Convention was held on Saturday 16th July  at the Barn Theatre, Southwick West Sussex, arranged and jointly hosted by  Adur A.S. and Crawley A.S. Summer Conventions are always a highlight in the Astronomical Calendar and greatly anticipated by the members of the twenty seven Societies that now comprise the SAGAS Organisation.  This year attendees at the Convention were…

Astronomers from around the SAGAS area are delighted that the South Downs National Park Authority has now been awarded the much coveted International Dark Sky Reserve Status. A number of local societies have for the past 3 years been working closely with with South Downs National Park Authority, the South Downs Planetarium and Local Authority lighting engineers to have the South Downs…

The first Astrophotography competition for members of the Hampshire Astronomical Group was held in memory of Phil Russell, a long standing member and excellent astronomical photographer, who died suddenly in early 2014. Phil Russell, was a retired physicist and had a well equipped observatory at his home in Alresford. He was well known for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for…

Download PDF version 1. TITLE The organisation shall be called “Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies” (SAGAS). 2. DEFINITIONS a. Society: a society that is a paid up member of SAGAS b. Member: a person that is a paid up member of a Society c. Delegate: a Member appointed by a Society as its representative to SAGAS. d. AGM: Annual General Meeting 3. AIM 3.1. The aim of…

On the 11th April 2016 , 53 retired Branch Bankers and friends made a return visit to the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester. This was the second visit to the Planetarium that had been arranged by the Chairman of Crawley Astronomical Society for his ex colleagues. The previous visit having taken place two years previously on the 4th April 2014.that…

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