From the Society and elsewhere


ASE Covid-19 Update

23 March 2020|

A message from the ASE Council on our response to the Covid-19 public health emergency. We would ask that you take time to read it. 

BAA Summer Meeting in Elgin 4 July

15 March 2020|

Suns, stars an solar systems: This year the British Astronomical Association is holding its summer meeting in Elgin, hosted by Moray's Astronomy Club SIGMA.

Frank Howie

12 March 2020|

We are sorry to inform members of the death of Frank Howie who died on 2nd March after a long illness. He was a delightful man and a long standing member of the ASE and served for a period on [...]

March 2020 meeting report

7 March 2020|

A big thank you to Dr Alan Thomson, Head of Geomagnetism, British Geological Survey for an excellent and engaging talk on Space Weather.

Telescope Help Shop report

6 March 2020|

On 29 January 2020 ten members and 20 guests attended our second Telescope Help Shop. Following on from last year's successful event, we had a waiting list and sufficient interest to run another one.


2 March 2020|

There is now a project everyone can participate in that combines two of our recent talks: GALAXYZOO:LOFAR.

Software for astronomy

13 February 2020|

There are so many pieces of astronomical software available to the amateur these days - often for free. We've added a list of some of them to our Links page.

Occultation by 4 Vesta

19 January 2020|

From Alex Pratt of the BAA - On the night of 11 Feb 2201-2203 UT, the second largest asteroid Vesta will occult a brightish (mag 5 - 6) star: HIP14439, SAO 93276, TYC 654-1754-1, HD19270 Predicted times at selected locations:- [...]

January 2020 meeting report

13 January 2020|

What a really great meeting we had with Bob Mizon from Commission for Dark Skies and the BAA. Special thanks also to Peter Harrison, Technical Director at Institution of Lighting Professionals.

Dave Gavine

4 January 2020|

We regret to inform members that Dr Dave Gavine, MA BSc PhD FRAS passed away peacefully at his home around 11:30 AM on Thursday, the 2nd January.

The Quadrantids New Year meteor shower

13 December 2019|

This meteor shower radiating from a forgotten constellation is one of the most prolific of the year but not as popular as other showers. This year the Moon is mostly out of the way so it could be a good one.