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.
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
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.
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.