ASE-24 Observing List for Beginners

The Society has produced a list of objects with observing notes to give beginners in astronomy with a small telescope a starting point with which to begin their journey.

View online or download as a PDF.

Annual Reports

The Society publishes its Annual Reports and Accounts. This report is required by the Constitution to be presented at the Annual General Meeting. This report is also required by the Charities Accounts (Scotland) Regulations to be submitted to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

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As the website is basically our Journal now, these PDF archives will be created each year for all website posts:

The Society’s Journal appeared three or four times each year from 1980 to 2010. These can be found in the Members area of the website.

In 2013 it became an online blog which is no longer updated. Journal entries are also archived on the Old Journal Archive page. The Journal became little more than the monthly Sky Diary which is now hosted on this website.

Beginner kits

We have created three kits for children and other beginner astronomers:

Publications of the ASE

The “series” of Publications of the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh comprises of two issues only:

  1. Thomas David Anderson

    Thomas David Anderson

    James Jeans (1938)
    “The Depths of Space”
    Publications of the ASE, 1
    The pamphlet printed from the Lorimer Lecture by the first Lorimer Medalist, Sir James Jeans.

  2. Hector Macpherson (1953)
    “Thomas David Anderson – Watcher of the Skies”
    Publications of the ASE, 2