The Dundee Astronomical Society was formed in 1956 and is affiliated to the British Astronomical Association BAA (to whom we send observations). In addition the Society has a number of honorary members throughout the country.
We hold member meetings once or twice a month at the Mills Observatory, Balgay Hill, Dundee in the months October through to March. The first part of the meeting consists of a talk lasting about an hour from a guest or member, followed by a short tea break, then a shorter session for members to make their contributions.
Society members provide talks open to the public, also at the Mills, in the months April, May, June, August and September. These talks aim to provide introductory level information on astronomy suitable for beginners with a bias towards practical observing.
During the winter months Members will be on hand when Mills Observatory holds Planetarium evenings and, when sky conditions are favourable, will have various telescopes available to view interesting objects: all members of the public can use these free, with supervision.
Weather permitting some members occasionally meet for informal observing at the society observatory near Dundee. Any member is welcome to join in these activities.
The Society has a healthy membership and welcomes new members. Please contact our Secretary for further information via the Links page.
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Stop press. Dir of Observations Sky Notes for August now online
Alan Cltherow's "looking Forward to the Planets in August/September" Planetary Notes now online
Urgently needed. Images, any astro subject, any quality considered for DAS 2021 Calendar. Please e-mail to address on links page. If not used in calendar they will be added to website gallery.
Tribute to Dr. Dave Gavine, 28th February, now online including video.
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A batch of new images from our members.
If you have any images taken recently please submit for inclusion, it may even be featured in the 2021 Calendar!