The development of astronomy in Edinburgh

2024-07-21T09:56:46+01:0021 July 2024|

ASE member Dr Bruce Vickery is one of our historical experts and is beginning a series for our weekly newsletters about the development of astronomy in Edinburgh. He starts this week with the story of Colin MacLaurin.

T Coronae Borealis – the Blaze Star

2024-07-20T10:11:43+01:0010 July 2024|

There has been a lot of hype in the press about T Coronae Borealis (T CrB), the so-called Blaze Star and a once-in-a-lifetime event. Mark Phillips tells us what it is, when it might blaze and how to see it.

Smart Telescopes: Beyond the Basics

2024-07-18T15:39:03+01:0021 June 2024|

The smart telescope wave is showing no sign of attenuation and the “traditional Astro imaging” community is still divided as to whether these devices help or hinder. But what comes next? After “just imaging”, is there anything more? Read on and find out.

An Epic Aurora!

2024-06-21T11:41:49+01:0014 May 2024|

Did you see the aurora on 10 May 2024? Wow - what an amazing spectacle! Here's a small selection of images from our members.

3 May 2024 Meeting Report

2024-06-17T08:50:08+01:003 May 2024|

We were very fortunate to have Ruth Boreham step in at short notice and tell us about the amazing Mary Somerville. And what an excellent, well-told story it was too. Alan Pickup gave us his comprehensive and knowledgeable view of the Sky in May

Deep Sky imaging from Edinburgh? Seriously?

2024-05-14T09:43:11+01:0030 April 2024|

Just look at this video created by very talented ASE member, Eros Tang. He is in the very centre of Edinburgh too and using narrowband filters has imaged some of the most beautiful objects in the night sky.

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