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Moray's Astronomy Club, SIGMA

Forthcoming Meetings

3rd February 2017
Universe in a Nutshell
Tim Browett, Robert Gordon’s College

This talk will explore our expanding and evolving understanding of the Universe.  Tim will examine the development of science’s views on the Universe’s turbulent 13.8 billion years of history, what we currently believe the state of the Universe to be, and finally examine possible outcomes in it’s future evolution. 

A number of practical and novel demonstrations will be used to translate the potentially mind-bending theories into tangible and manageable concepts.

3rd March 2017
How do They Know That?
Bill Leslie, SIGMA

How can anyone know the size of a planet, its distance from the Sun and its mass?  Bill will be explaining the science that astronomers use to answer these questions.

The full programme for 2017 can be found here or as a pdf.  (Please Note: as of 17 January, Moray Science Festival has been cancelled this year.)

We meed first Friday of the month (unless otherwise specified) at Birnie Village Hall. Doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

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

Club members can also attend the meetings of the Highlands Astronomical Society (HAS).  Details of forthcoming meetings of both can be found in the Whats On section of this website, or download a copy of our 2017 Leaflet (pdf).

You can also follow SIGMA on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest news.

Image(s) of the Moment:

Merope Nebula (NGC 1435)
by club member Alan Tough

Captured using iTelescope T24 at the Sierra Remote Observatory in Auberry, California.

Equipment: Planewave 24" CDK, FLI-PL09000 CCD camera, Planewave Ascension 200HR mount, Astrodon LRGB filters with a total imaging time of 60 minutes.

More images from club members can be seen at the gallery or on our Flickr pages.