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Look out for the posters in the Library, Cafes and An Lanntair Arts Centre for more details.
(Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)


STORNOWAY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
PROGRAMME FOR 2020

Date Speaker Subject Venue
7th - 21st
February 2020

 See the festival
 website for full
 programme
 information.

  Hebridean Dark Skies Festival 2020

  See the website below for full programme and further information:

  www.lanntair.com/darkskies

  The festival is led by An Lanntair in partnership with Stornoway Astronomical Society,
  Callanish Visitors Centre, Gallan Head Community Trust, and Lews Castle College  
  UHI with additional support from Outer Hebrides Tourism and Natural Retreats.

An Lanntair, Stornoway
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Callanish Visitors Centre
Callanish Standing Stones
Isle of Lewis
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Edge Cafe, Gallan Head
Aird Uig, Isle of Lewis
Saturday 8th February 2020  Andy Yearley

 Astrophotography Workshop

  Admission free but spaces are limited.

  See Dark Skies Festival website above for further information.

11:00 am
Arts Room
An Lanntair
Stornoway

Saturday 8th February 2020

 Angus Morrison
 BSc.

  Solar Observing Session

  See what the Sun really looks like!

 (Observe the Sun using Stornoway Astronomical Society's
  Solar Telescope fitted with special hydrogen alpha safety filters).

Between 2pm and 3pm,
Meet at 2pm in the foyer
An Lanntair.
This event is free but is
entirely weather (sun)
dependent.
Tuesday 3rd March  2020

 Angus Morrison
 BSc.

  How to Photograph a Black Hole 07.30 pm
Grianan Centre
Westview Terrace
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Tuesday 7th April
2020
 Mary Rowlands
 BA. BSc.
  IMPORTANT NOTE
  This talk has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
  This talk is only postponed until the current crisis is over. 
  Please visit our facebook page where further updates will be posted.


  Leviathan of Parsonstown  "The Monster Telescope"
07.30 pm
Grianan Centre
Westview Terrace
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Tuesday
5th May
2020

 Donny Mackay
 BA. BSc. FBRS.

  IMPORTANT NOTE
  This talk has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
  This talk is only postponed until the current crisis is over. 
  Please visit our facebook page where further updates will be posted.


 
Journey to Distant Worlds.  New Horizens to Pluto and Beyond
07:30 pm
Sornoway Library
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
(Admission Free)
Tuesday
2nd June
2020
 David Rowlands
 BA. BSc.
  IMPORTANT NOTE
  This talk has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
  This talk is only postponed until the current crisis is over. 
  Please visit our facebook page where further updates will be posted.


 
The Herschels- A Family of Astronomers
07:30 pm
Sornoway Library
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
(Admission Free)
July
2020
    Summer Break - No Meeting.  
August 2020  

  Summer Break - No Meeting.

 
Tuesday
1st September 2020
 Donny Mackay
 BA. BSc. FBRS.

  IMPORTANT NOTE
 
This talk has been postponed due to COVID-19
 
and social distancing as well as venue restrictions.

  There is a possibility of outdoor viewing events, visit our Facebook page please.

  Exploring the Rings and Moons of Saturn

  (includes details of 20 new moons announced on 7th October 2019,
  bringing the total moon count of Saturn to 82)

07:30 pm
Sornoway Library
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
(Admission Free)
Tuesday
1st October 2020
 Angus Morrison
 BSc.

  IMPORTANT NOTE
 
This talk has been postponed due to COVID-19
 
and social distancing as well as venue restrictions.

  There is a possibility of outdoor viewing events, visit our Facebook page please.

 Gamma Ray Bursts and Neutron Stars
07.30 pm
Grianan Centre
Westview Terrace
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Tuesday
3rd November 2020
 

   IMPORTANT NOTE
 
This talk has been postponed due to COVID-19
 
and social distancing as well as venue restrictions.

  There is a possibility of outdoor viewing events, visit our Facebook page please.

  Annual General Meeting
07.30 pm
Grianan Centre
Westview Terrace
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis

Painting by David Tait

This is a painting of the Aurora Borealis by local artist David Tait.
David was kind enough to send us this photo of the painting for SAS to display.