Nova in Cassiopeia

21 March 2021|

Yuji Nakamura (Kameyama, Mie, Japan) has reported the discovery of a possible nova, PNV J23244760+6111140, on March 18.4236. It is relatively bright at mag. 8 and may brighten more so worth a look. Here's a finder chart prepared by Alan [...]

Comet Tales

20 March 2021|

We knew it would be good but it was really quite special, our talk from ASE member Prof. Randall Stevenson on Comet Tales.

Meeting report 5th March 2021

6 March 2021|

A fascinating talk about Edinburgh's local Rocket company by SKYRORA's Head of Launch, Robin Hague followed by a comprehensive tour of the night Sky in March by Alan Pickup

“Losing the Sky”

17 February 2021|

Andy Lawrence has written a new book - a popular-level polemic about the pollution of the night sky by satellite mega-constellations.

From SWARM to JUNO meeting

6 February 2021|

Dr Ciaran Beggan of the British Geological Survey gave us a fascinating talk on how magnetic fields work on Earth and Jupiter, and also how missions are expanding our understanding of them.

Ron Livesey

26 January 2021|

We are sad to inform members of the death of Ron Livesey who passed away on the 25th Jan 2021.

The ASE Messier project

18 January 2021|

We've started a new project! ASE members are are going to try capturing all of the objects in the Messier Catalogue and gather them on our website.

Navigating the Night Sky

15 January 2021|

Watch Alan Pickup's brilliant presentation on finding our way round the night sky.

2020 Review: what a year!

15 December 2020|

2020 started normally but soon became unlike any other year. But we stepped up and were more active than ever.

Here come the Geminids – and no Moon!

1 December 2020|

The reliable Geminids peak on the night of 13/14 December and the Moon won't get in the way. We can expect rates of up to 50 meteors per hour.

Explore Auriga the Charioteer

3 November 2020|

As winter approaches we look forward to seeing the likes of Orion, Gemini and Taurus, but in late autumn Auriga is worth a look and it's already getting high in the eastern sky.

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