Derby and District Astronomical Society

DDAS member Mike Lancaster captured this image of the Dumbell Nebula in Vulpecula on the 8th August 2021.  More detail...  


Our NEXT MAIN MEETING will be held on Friday, 1st October 2021 from 7:30 pm onwards on Zoom. We welcome back Dr Colin Steele from the University of Manchester to give a presentation entitled A Wider Cast on the Copernican Revolution. Please email the or of the society for further details.

The Flamsteed Observatory OUR NEXT OBSERVING SESSION will be held on Saturday 9th October 2021 from 7:30 pm onwards at the Society's Flamsteed Observatory. A variety of telescopes will be available, including the Society's 10" Newtonian under the dome, as well as any that may be brought along by members. If you would like to attend please email DDAS Secretary .

Our next INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY evening will be held on Friday 15th October 2021 from 7:30 pm onwards on Zoom. DDAS member Brian Dodson will be giving a presentation on Building a Binocular Observing Chair. The idea of these introductory meetings is to allow people more time to have their questions about astronomy answered and discuss things at a greater length than at our 'main' meetings. If you would like more details please email DDAS Secretary .



LATEST IMAGES!  M15 taken on the 7th September 2021 by Mike Lancaster. The Dumbell Nebula taken on the 8th August 2021 by Mike Lancaster. M5, M56, M13, M92, M57 and Caldwell 55 taken on the 20th-22nd July 2021 by Mike Lancaster. The Dumbell Nebula and North America Nebula taken on the 18th July 2021 by Dave Selfe. The sun taken by Pete Hill on the 29th May 2021. Sunrise on the Moon taken by Pete Hill on the 19th April 2021. Markarian's Chain of galaxies in Virgo taken by Chris Callaway in April 2021. The Jellyfish Nebula taken in March 2021 by Chris Callaway. A 1% crescent moon taken by Tony Barker in March 2013. The California Nebula, the Flame and Horsehead Nebulae, the Soul Nebula and the Plieades, all taken by Chris Callaway in February 2021. M33 and the Elephant's Trunk Nebula taken by Chris Callaway in September through December 2020. Mars taken by Pete Hill in September and October 2020.

DDAS Logo THE SUMMER 2021 EDITION OF ARIES IS NOW AVAILABLE... here. Thanks to our Aries editing team of Anthony Southwell and Gill Pryor, and to all our contributors for making this edition possible.

DDAS Logo You can now view VIDEOS OF PAST MEETINGS that we have held on Zoom. These are available from November 2020 onwards. Just follow the links on our 2020 and 2021 meeting programme pages. Alternatively visit our Facebook page. Please note that you don't need a Facebook account to view them!

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH METEORS?...   The following article by DDAS member Tony Barker will show you how.

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