SIGMA Moray's Astronomy Club
SIGMA was set up in the summer of 2000 and the the inaugural meeting took place on Friday 2nd June 2000
SIGMA's main aims are to make astronomy accessible to anyone and everyone who is interested, from the highly skilled to the completely "unknowledgeable"!
SIGMA meets on the first Friday of every month, 7pm for 7.30pm, at Birnie Village Hall at Thomshill, near Elgin.
SIGMA is lucky enough to have an observing site at Easterton Airfield, not far from Thomshill. During the darker nights observing sessions are held on Friday and Saturday nights, depending upon weather conditions.
Members of SIGMA range from the complete beginner to those that have a wealth of experience in various aspects of astronomy and are always keen to share their knowledge with others, as well as being happy to encourage people to learn the mysteries of the heavens.
There have been a host of speakers in the past, including Professor John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, Neil Bone from Astronomy Now, Professor Martin Hendry from University of Glasgow, Brian Kelly and Dr Dave Gavine, as well as speakers from other astronomy clubs. Some speakers have visited the club on more than one occasion!
We continually aim to make our meetings as diverse and interesting as possible and regularly hold public observing sessions, where members of the public are invited to come along to our dark site with SIGMA members on hand to guide you through the night sky.
If you are interested in learning more about SIGMA please explore our site or contact us.
SIGMA members can also give talks/demonstrations to groups and clubs - for more information on this please see our "Rent An Astronomer" page.