April 2019 meeting report

2019-04-06T17:30:45+01:005 April 2019|

Over 100 people again and a very interesting talk from Dr Alexander Mackinnon on CTR Wilson and cosmic rays, describing how this branch of high-energy astrophysics can be traced back to the Scottish highlands.

Young people are just amazed at the night sky

2019-03-30T15:41:54+01:0030 March 2019|

Here's an interesting article from our newest member, Fedra Antoniadou, currently studying physics at the University of Edinburgh. Fedra talks about how there really is an appetite for astronomy in our children.

Charles Piazzi Smyth exhibition

2019-03-30T15:49:53+01:0022 March 2019|

An exhibition to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Edinburgh astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth will open in the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill on 1st April 2019.

March 2019 meeting report

2019-03-05T15:02:43+01:005 March 2019|

Again this month we had over 100 people and a great talk by Professor Alex Murphy from the University of Edinburgh on "Dark Matter: what is it, and how are we going to find it?"

It’s galaxy season

2019-03-30T10:25:05+01:0027 February 2019|

As the familiar Winter constellations of Orion, Taurus and Gemini head westwards in the evening, the galaxy-rich constellations of Leo, Canes Venatici and Ursa Major move in.

ASE-24: Observing list for beginners

2019-04-05T23:23:14+01:0013 February 2019|

At the Telescope Help Shop on 9 February we launched our ASE-24. This is an introductory observing list of 24 objects for people new to astronomy, numbered for our founding year of 1924.