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Moray's Astronomy Club, SIGMA

Forthcoming Meetings

Friday 1st June 2018
Annual General Meeting/Solar Observing/ Equipment Night/Social
Venue: Morayvia, Kinloss

Another chance to catch up with events within SIGMA over the last year and to elect the new committee.

Friday 6th July 2018
Confessions of an Astronomer
Prof. Ian Robson, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
This is a light-hearted and personal look at the life of a professional astronomer.  In addition to the research and teaching, perhaps surprisingly, it can be packed with ‘interest’ in the widest sense of the word. 

The talk contains many amusing and exciting anecdotes; from being marooned with a steaming helium dewar in a cable car in the Pyrenees, flying in an RAF Comet above the North Sea at 45,000ft and many exploits in Hawaii. 

The talk covers a wide range of astronomy, is lavishly illustrated and contains not a single equation!

The full programme for 2018 can be found here or as a pdf.

We meet 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:

Nacreous Clouds (Type II Polar Stratospheric Clouds), 23 December 2017
by club member Alan Tough

Alan saw these Nacreous clouds with their aurora-like colors peeking through a gap in ordinary rainclouds over Elgin (which is a full 10 degrees below the Arctic Circle!).

Click on image for larger version

More images from club members can be seen on our Flickr pages.