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Shropshire AS Member's Image
Shropshire AS society member's image of the month.......
Rodington 26 April 2014
Rodington Observing Session
26 April 2014
As British Summer Time takes a hold the evening twilight lingers on......
First Meeting Of 2013/14 Season
The first meeting of the 2013/14 observing season is a huge success
Oswestry Borders U3A
Stars shine at the Oswestry Borders U3A
Wednesday 2nd April
Chairman Peter Gunn, Vice Chairman Steve Szwajkun and expert Stellarium presenter Bill Pritchard turned out for Shropshire AS at The Centre in Oswestry where the Oswestry Borders U3A meet twice monthly.
SAS Young Astronomers
The Shropshire AS looks to providing activities for their younger members......
Nipstone Rock 29 March 2014
The latest venture between The Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shropshire AS proved as challenging as previous occasions.
Rodington 22 March 2014
Committee member, Mandy Bailey, gave a follow up talk to last month's talk by Steve Szwajkun about the National Schools Observatory (NSO) telescope. This month, Mandy detailed how observations could be requested and how the resulting images could be processed. This image is an NSO image of M1, the 'Crab Nebula' and has been processed br Shropshire AS member, Andrew Johnson.
Despite earlier clouds, observing conditions after Mandy's talk were very good. Again, Andrew demonstrated his imaging skills. This time using his own equipment, he captured this image of the 'Leo Triplet' of galaxies - M65 (NCG 3623), M66 (NGC 3627) and NGC3628.
Shropshire AS in astronomy magazine.
Popular UK astronomy publication, 'Astronomy Now', features a full page article by Federation of Astronomical Societies council member, Callum Potter, in the 'Grassroots' section of the April 2014 edition.
Callum highlights the excellent outreach work the Shropshire AS has performed through 2013.
To read Callum's full article, get your copy of 'Astronomy Now', April 2014 edition.
(Available from 20 March 2014)
On the evenings of 28th February, 1st and 2nd March 2014 and in conjunction with the National Trust, Shropshire AS held a 'Jupiter Watch'.
Severn Valley Country Park - Stargazing Party
Severn Valley Country Park at Alverley in Shropshire was the venue for a star gazing party on 1st February 2014.
Rodington Stargazing Event January 2014
Shropshire AS invites members of the public to view the heavens through their telescopes as part of the BBC Stargazing Live event on 18th January 2014.
- Ford Stargazing Live Event January 2014
- Ellesmere Cubs January 2014
- Charlton School January 2014
- Friendly Retirement Group - Madeley
- NASA Certificate of Appreciation 2012
- Professor Andy Newsam Lecture
- Ercall Wood Technology College
- Star Gazing with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust - Nipstone Rock
- Dr Marek Kukula Talk
- MoonWatch 2012