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Moray's Astronomy Club, SIGMA

Next Meetings:

Friday 9th January 2015 - SIGMA LIVE at Lhanbryde CC - Public Event

  • SIGMA will host a public event at Lhanbryde CC with doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  There will be a short talk, members and their telescopes, tea and biscuits, plus hopefully some observing (weather permitting).  Entry is free but donations accepted to defray costs.
  • Friday 6th February 2015 - "James Clerk Maxwell" by Howie Firth MBE - Director of the Orkney Science Festival

    Howie will be discussing the life and work of the Scottish mathematical physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation.

    (Einstein once said that James Clerk Maxwell was the greatest scientist of all time, and Howie is one of the best talkers in the world.
    Don't miss it!)

All club members can also attend the meetings by the Highlands Astronomical Society (HAS).

Future meetings:

Not a Member?  Why not come along as the first meeting's free so you can 'try before you buy'.

Not sure where we meet? Follow this link to Birnie Village Hall where we meet, with doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.


Image(s) of the Moment:

Reflection rainbow - Stan Barber

Taken during a Royal visit to Morayvia on Thursday 20th November.


Reflection rainbow Reflection rainbow

If you were at the meeting in September, you will have heard "Haloes and Other Wonders of the Daytime Sky" by Brian Kelly.

Brian has asked Stan for his permission to include his photos in future talks, and has also supplied us with an explanation, particularly the faint rainbow at a different angle from the first, at


Comet 2013 (Siding Spring) and Mars in Ophiuchus - Alan Tough

Taken using iTelescope T31 in Siding Spring, on the morning of the 19th October. At that time the comet was only 20.5' from dazzling Mars.

Comet 2013 (Siding Spring)

The original (larger) version is here.

More images from club members can be seen at the gallery.


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