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          A brief note on news and upcoming events, updated  20 May 2024

The DashAstro AGM took place on 19 May 2024. We were treated to two excellent presentations : the first by one of our youngest members, Jack Young, and the second by Dr Matt Bothwell, Public Astronomer at the University of Cambridge.

 

We want to pay tribute to and remember our dear colleague, Jim Slight, who was our Secretary for 14 years, and have inaugurated the annual Jim Slight Memorial Award. This will be presented to the most deserving member each year and it was very pleasing to nominate Jack for the first award. 

Here's Jack receiving the award from Matt Bothwell. Well done Jack!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Summer months we hold regular Solar Observing Sessions.

 Our next solar event takes place on 9th June when we will be at the D-Day landing anniversary celebrations at The Hub, Huntingfield, IP19 0QH. More details to follow.

Please see the Events page for other dates and locations.

Our next Evening Observing Session will be  on Sunday 8th September 2024

We will be observing at Darsham Village Hall Playing Field and will commence with some fun experiments involving home-made "rockets"!

Doors will be open from 6:00pm until 9:30pm.

As well as observing, we will also be in the Hall, where in the event of bad weather there will be workshops to help those with new scopes  as well as tea, coffee and a chat on all things astronomical. Members bring conventional telescopes and examples of the newer electronic telescopes for you to see. We will also have one of DashAstro's own telescopes for you to experiment with if you wish.

Why not join us, and have a look at the heavens using specialist equipment, and learn what's going on in our galactic neighborhood?

Our next Evening Meeting will be on Sunday 15 September 2024 when we will be welcoming Calvin Preston, PhD Student at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

 

With the aid of Westleton Parish Council, we are pleased to

have been of assistance to help obtain Dark Sky Discovery Site Status

for Westleton Common.

 

 

Important Notice

On a DashAstro Observing night, observing will be the first priority and our members generously make available their telescopes for visitors to view.  We have traditional telescopes of various makes and designs as well as newer electronic, fully automated types. 

In order to get the most out of our observing sessions it is important that visitors and members avoid using torches unless they have a red, low intensity filter fitted. We will endeavour to seperate the electronic devices from the conventional telescopes, too, as a further step to reduce the impact of the light from the viewing devices used by the electronic telescope users.

We are able to use the Village Hall on observing evenings so you can warm up inside with a tea or coffee and have a chat with members about all things astronomical.

We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible of any changes to the advertised schedule.

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