From the Society and elsewhere


Charles Piazzi Smyth Symposium

5 August 2019|

During Sept 2-4 2019 there are a series of events to celebrate the life and work of Charles Piazzi Smyth, and his talented partner in life and science, Jessica. All the events are open to the public.

ASE at the Museum of Flight Airshow

28 July 2019|

Ten members of the society hosted our exhibition during the Airshow at East Fortune on the 27th July. We had quite a lot of interest and many people came to visit us.

July 2019 meeting report and information

9 July 2019|

Our honorary president, Professor Andrew Lawrence gave a very engaging talk on Wandering Astronomers: the past, present, and future of mountaintop astronomy, celebrating the work of Charles Piazzi Smyth.

Why is Jupiter so low down?

20 June 2019|

Why is Jupiter so low down, barely 12 degrees above the horizon, and difficult to observe? Remember when it was really high up in the sky? What's going on?

June 2019 meeting report and information

8 June 2019|

Along with our AGM, Professor Philip Best of the ROE gave a really interesting talk about Deep Radio Sky Surveys with the LOFAR array. Who knew radio telescopes might be supplied flat-packed by a well-know Swedish furniture company.

April 2019 meeting report

5 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.