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Introduction to exoplanets free course

23 May 2019|

The Open University have produce a brand new free course exploring our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises. Introduction to explanets » From the website: What are the planets outside our Solar System like? Could [...]

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.

Young people are just amazed at the night sky

30 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

22 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

5 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

27 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

13 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.

Telescope Help Shop success!

10 February 2019|

We had a very successful Telescope Help Shop yesterday with 15 people coming along to learn how to get the best out of their telescopes.