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.
NEW. Phil Rourke's Radio Meteor Count Obsevations. see index (left)
NEW Dir. of Observations Sky Notes for September now online
NEW Alan Cltherow's looking Forward to the Planets in August & September Notes now online
Alan Clitherow Has sent me an image with a question so for this month only I have added the image at the bottom of this page and ask How many Perseid meteors can you see in this picture. I am offering a prize for the first correct answer I receive of "An Amateurs Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens" (illustrated -320 pages) and Nature Guide to Stars and Planets (illustrated - 350 pages) both softback and used but in good condition.
Also 2 beautiful images of Jupiter from Alan for image of the month
This image can be downloaded and enlarged if you like. Prize donated by Webmaster, A Hayes.
How Many Perseid Meteors? by A Clitherow
Image taken at the height of the Perseids meteor shower this year.