Wigtownshire

Astronomy

When4th Friday in the month, 10:30 a.m.
Whereusually the Quaker Meeting House, Wigtown
Facilitatorplease use the link top right to send a message

As well as our programme of talks, films and discussions we occasionally get out for some practical observation, weather (and daylight) permitting! For now, we will make do with the occasional email with news of anything astronomical we spot in the media (see below).

Useful websites

Heavens-Above.com - what there is to see (satellites, eclipses, asteroids, etc.) plus interactive sky chart

Society for Popular Astronomy - news, events, equipment, observing, and techniques

AuroraWatch UK - a free service offering alerts of when the aurora might be visible from the UK from Lancaster University’s Department of Physics.

European Space Agency - news

Stellarium - free planetarium software for your computer

Keeping in touch

While we have been unable to meet, we have been staying in touch with irregular emails with current astro news

October 2021 notes (preview)

  • Changes observed in Jupiter's Great Red Spot
  • 'Globe at Night' citizen science project
  • Mercury photographed from BepiColombo

September 2021 notes

  • Observing Neptune and Uranus
  • Cosmology - giant void found around Perseus and Taurus
  • Launch of Landsat 9

June 2021 notes

  • Fire guts the Dalmellington observatory
  • Strawberry "super-moon"

May 2021 notes

  • Chinese space station's uncontrolled re-entry
  • Royal Astronomical Society quilt project
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Art Art Appreciation
Astronomy Calligraphy
Current Affairs Exploring Literature
Family History French - En Avant and Improvers
French Conversation Friday Philosophy
Gentle Rambling Historic Houses & Gardens
Local History & Archaeology Music Appreciation
Natural History Photography
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Psychology Recipe Swap
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