NEWS & UPDATES

April Updates
"Looking Forward to April/May" Planetary Notes
By Alan Clitherow HERE


March Updates
12th March updates
report of 10th March meeting..
featuring a talk by David Patterson DAS
"Astronomy and the art of navigation"  HERE
and new pictures in LUNAR,--DEEPSKY and EARTH atmosphere Galleries
Updated 1st March new page-Monthly Challenge.
Link HERE
for the first report by Nathan Brookes
added 28th February D of Obs Sky Notes
including the March Challenge  HERE


New website features added.
All meetings records will include
video and sound records of talks when possible.
All gallery pictures can now be viewed in greater
detail by clicking on the picture when available.

NEW SEASON
Record of all talks/meetings can be found HERE

All 2014/15 and 2015/16 talks
HERE
Dundee Astronomical Society
 
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Picture of the month
Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:
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Status
Status
 
From n3kl.org
 
The Dundee Astronomical Society was formed in 1956 and is affiliated to the British Astronomical Association BAA (to whom we send observations). In addition the Society has a number of honorary members throughout the country.

We hold member meetings once or twice a month at the Mills Observatory, Balgay Hill, Dundee in the months October through to March. The first part of the meeting consists of a talk lasting about an hour from a guest or member, followed by a short tea break, then a shorter session for members to make their contributions.

Society members provide talks open to the public, also at the Mills, in the months April, May, June, August and September. These talks aim to provide introductory level information on astronomy suitable for beginners with a bias towards practical observing.

During the winter months Members will be on hand when Mills Observatory holds Planetarium evenings and, when sky conditions are favourable, will have various telescopes available to view interesting objects: all members of the public can use these free, with supervision.

Weather permitting some members occasionally meet for informal observing at the society observatory near Dundee. Any member is welcome to join in these activities.

The Society has a healthy membership at present and welcomes new members.  Please contact our Secretary for further information Here.
X-ray flare and Geomagnetic storm monitor
Due to space restrictions the Library needs to be culled. Please see our Librarian if you think there may be something to interest you in the list of available titles
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NOTICE  We now have a new page for our new "Monthly Challenge" set by Jim, our Director of Observations.  Check this month's sky notes for details of the March Challenge-please give it a go, and visit HERE to see Februarys report from Nathan "Skully" Brookes.