This page is a diary of Dundee Astronomical Society meetings and events which members will be attending, as well as other astronomical events happening locally and will be updated regularly.
Planetarium shows. Each show lasts about half an hour and includes a talk on aspects of what may be seen in the night sky, as well as films on various aspects of astronomy. Booking is essential. See the Mills Obdervatory web site for information and times. Call (01382) 435967 for information.
DAS members will be on hand with personal telescopes for visitor use with supervision to view any interesting astronomical sights, weather permitting on the Friday shows.
Records of DAS Friday evening meetings
Saturdays 3.00-3.30 pm
Adult £1 / Child 50p
An exciting programme of astronomy talks. Saturdays 2.00pm-3.00pm
14th October. "Our Friendly Sun-Or is it?" Ken Kennedy -Dundee Astronomical Society.
18th November."The Moon, Do We Need It?" - Ken Kennedy - Dundee Astronomical Society.
16th December. Alien Surface Simulation.- University of Dundee
13th January. Planets of the Solar System - Ken Kennedy - Dundee Astronomical Society.
17th February - Star and Planet Formation.-St. Andrews University
17th March. Astronomy and the Art of Navigation.- David Paterson - Dundee Astronomical
Oct 6th & 20th
Nov 3rd & 17th
Dec 1st & 8th
Jan 5th & 19th
Feb 2nd & 16th
Mar 2nd & 16th & 30th
Mills Observatory Group Visits
Visits for community groups are available to book at the observatory from October to March. Each visit includes a planetarium show, a tour and telescope viewing session (Weather permitting) Booking essential on (01382) 435967
Winter Meeting Dates & Programme 2017/18
October 13th Annelies Mortier (Research Fellow, St Andrews) Exoplanets
October 27th Fergus Cullen (Post Doc Researcher at Royal Observatory) Searching for the first galaxies with the James Webb Telescope
November 10th Lisa Lehman (2nd Year PhD, St Andrews) Exploring Magnetic fields around solar like stars.
November 24th Pam Foster, DAS Variable Star Project and Bill Samson , Jodrell Bank Visitor Centre.
December 15th Guess who or what- Christmas fun and feast.
January 12th DAS Members night. Members mini talks on a viriety of subjects.
January 26th Alan Clitherow - Society for Popular Astronomy, The basics of deep sky imaging and processing
February 9th Sarah Rugheimer (St Andrews) How to detect life on another planet.
February 23rd Colin Steele. (Hon. Member DAS) Horseshoes on Saturn
March 9th David Paterson. (Chairman DAS). Cassini: 20 years of discovery.
March 23rd AGM
Other events where DAS will be attending as guests, and events Scientific or Astro related
ç(NEW Dundee Science Festival)