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16 February 2024 Meeting report

17 February 2024|

Mary McIntyre gave us part 2 of her History of Women in Astronomy. Some shocking stories in there as well as lots of interesting facts.

Telescope Help Shop 16 March 2024

15 February 2024|

Need help getting started with your new telescope? Our first few workshops were a great success, this is our sixth. Entry is free to ASE members and £5 to non-members but registration is required as places are limited.

Livestream from Spain

4 February 2024|

Unfortunately we had to cancel our meeting on Friday at the last minute but instead the Society went online and did live observing at our observatory in Spain.

19 January 2024 Meeting Report

20 January 2024|

We had a really interesting talk from Dr James Dire, live from Texas, on The History of Innovations in Telescopes. Useful to hear where all the designs, styles and brands that we now know so well actually come from.

5 January 2024 Meeting Report

6 January 2024|

We had a really interesting talk from Dr Alex Hall from the ROE about the Euclid Space telescope. We also announced the winner of the IOTY 2023 competition.

WINNER Image of the Year 2023

6 January 2024|

Winner of Image of the Year 2023 is David Harvey for his image of the Horsehead Nebula. 2nd place goes to Ian Smith and 3rd place to Jamie Shepherd.

15 December 2023 Meeting Report

16 December 2023|

Great to hear from Steven Flanders direct from Palomar that there is still such a lot of great science going on there, including with the iconic 200-inch Hale telescope. A really interesting talk which you can watch on our YouTube channel.

1 December 2023 Meeting Report

2 December 2023|

A very interesting and alternative talk by Richard Lewis about the life in the Universe, observed from a microbiologist's point of view. Alan Pickup also gave a very comprehensive rundown on the always interesting Sky in December. 00:05:40 Main talk [...]

17 November 2023 Meeting report

18 November 2023|

Thanks to Mary Mcintyre for stepping in at short notice. Fascinating and practical in equal measure, Mary’s talk was a wonderful insight into the natural world and our Universe.

3 November 2023 Meeting Report

6 November 2023|

An excellent talk from Dr Juan Hernández Santisteban from the University of St Andrews. Mark Phillips also told us about the Sky In November.

Free meteor cameras for High Schools – STEM project

30 October 2023|

We are involved in an outreach project with the Global Meteor Network (GMN), supplying free meteor camera kits to High Schools around the world. As part of our Centenary celebrations, we are giving kits away to Scottish High Schools. ONLY 1 LEFT!

20 October 2023 Meeting Report

21 October 2023|

We had an excellent talk from Mary McIntyre on the History of Women in Astronomy - Part 1. You can see the talk in the attached video and Part 2 will be on 16 February 2024.

Meeting Report 6 October 2023

7 October 2023|

A really fascinating talk by Dr Richard J Goodrich: Fear and Loathing in the Heavens: The 1910 Return of Halley’s Comet, plus the Sky in October and the results of the Image of the Quarter Competition

ASERO observes second outburst of Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

7 October 2023|

In late July, ASE observers started to monitor Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, and were quick enough to catch the rapidly expanding explosion cloud, with its characteristic “notch”. ASE member Douglas Heggie reports on our observations.

Spacetime Distortion by the Neutrino

26 September 2023|

ASE member and amateur astrophysicist, Gareth Mayze has written a paper with his new theory using the neutrino to solve a number of the biggest gravitational mysteries. What do you think?

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