Group Visit Bookings

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We are seeing a very strong interest in our group visit enquiries this season. We have a few evenings available in October but November and December are now fully booked. Please consider booking as early as possible for potential dates in January, February and March to avoid disappointment.

For details please see the Group Visits page.

Solar Viewing Event

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Our final Solar Viewing Event of the summer will be held at Duffield Arts Festival on Saturday 23rd September.

Join us to view the Sun through our special Solar telescopes (weather permitting).

For details please see our Solar Viewing page.

Note - our telescopes are specially filtered for viewing the Sun. It is very dangerous to look directly at the Sun through any telescopes or binoculars that haven't been adapted, or even just looking with your eyes.

September Newsletter

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The September edition of our society monthly newsletter, Event Horizon, has now been completed. You may access it using this PDF link: Newsletter 125 Web Edition.

Our members can also access this and all previous editions by logging into the Members area of the website and going to the Archives section.

Congratulations (Again) Peter!

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Congratulations are once again due to our member, Peter Jenkins, as he continues to achieve greater and wider recognition for his astrophotography work.
First, as reported in this month's newsletter, one of his pictures has been shortlisted from many thousands of entries in this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and will appear in the published book of all the shortlisted and winning entries. More details of the competition can be found using this link:
Second, one of his pictures has also been published today (27th August) on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day site. NASA's APOD site receives tens of thousands of picture submissions each year, so to be chosen for one of it's daily slots is an amazing achievement. His picture of IC1805, the Heart Nebula was originally supposed to be used on 22nd August but photographs of the eclipse bumped it back a few days! If you like to see Peter's picture on the NASA page, this is the link:

You can also view it, his Insight competition entry and all his other images on his own website,

Congratulations once again Peter!