Group of the Week: Stirling Astronomical Society

The stargazers of Stirling Astronomical Society
The stargazers of Stirling Astronomical Society

If you would you like to join the SAS it is much easier than you think.

Stirling Astronomical Society (SAS) is open to anyone aged 11 or over who has an interest in astronomy – the study of the stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, and comets.

The society was formed in 1973 and has around 30 present members. The friendly group welcomes total beginners, experienced observers or those with an interest in a particular topic, such as variable stars, comets, aurora or meteors.

SAS members have the use of the Stirling Astronomical Society’s 12.5-inch Newtonian reflecting telescope, an 80mm refracting telescope, and an extensive library of specialist books.

The group also has a comprehensive collection of astronomical photographs taken by members and publishes a regular Journal, the Mercury.

This month’s lecture by Dr John K Davies, OPTICON Project Scientist of the ROE (Royal Observatory Edinburgh).

WHO: Stirling Astronomical 

WHERE: Smith Museum and Art Gallery, Dumbarton Road, Stirling

WHEN: Second Friday of the month

CONTACT: Deirdrie Bryce,

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