DDAS member Dave Selfe captured this image of the Andromeda Galaxy M31 on the 30th October 2021. More detail...
Our NEXT MAIN MEETING will be held on Friday, 3rd December 2021 from 7:30 pm onwards on Zoom. Gary Poyner from the Heart of England Astronomical Society will be giving a presentation on Variable Stars: How and Why They Vary. Please email the or of the society for further details.
ELVASTON CASTLE EVENING... The DDAS will be having a second stargazing evening and indoor display this year at Elvaston Castle, Borrowash Road (A6120), Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP, on Saturday 4th December 2021 from 6 pm till late (the first was held the Saturday before). Please note that the indoor display closes at 9 pm but if its clear the stargazing will continue outside until late.
OUR NEXT OBSERVING SESSION will be held on Saturday 11th December 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 .
We will be holding a CHRISTMAS DINNER for DDAS members and their partners/spouses on the evening of Friday 17th December 2021 from 7:00 pm onwards at Brookfield Social Club, Barrow on Trent, DE73 7HG. If you are a paid up member of the DDAS and would like to attend then please email DDAS Secretary
. Please note that this replaces our Introductory Meeting slot for December.
THE AUTUMN/WINTER 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.