Meetings and events

Meetings

The next public lecture meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th March 2024, at the Old People's Welfare Hall, Laurieston, FK2 9PS from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Speaker: Douglas Cooper "M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, and an update on the night sky"

The meeting is free and open to everyone, members and non-members.

Evening classes

Our winter series of monthly Evening Classes take place on the first Thursday of each month, from October 2023 through to March 2024.

These will be in the Stirling Highland Hotel, Spittal St, Stirling FK8 1DU from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Next evening class: Thursday 7th March 2024

Contact details

For more information about meetings and activities, or if you would like to become a member please email:

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Astronomy news - February 2024

2-24 February: Moon Phases
02 February: Third Quarter (23:18h)
09 February: New Moon (22:59h)
16 February: First Quarter (15:00h)
24 February: Full Moon (12:30h)

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18 January: Jupiter-Moon Conjunction
Jupiter will shine brightly in the night sky all through January, and will come into a close conjunction with the first quarter Moon on 18 January. The two will move across the sky together from sunset until around 01:00.

08 January: Moon, Venus and Mercury
On the morning of Jan 8th, the waning cresent Moon, Venus and Mercury will all be briefly visible in the morning twilight. Look to the south-eastern horizon just before sunrise (07:30) - you will need a clear view to the horizon and a clear sky.

4-25 January: Moon Phases
4 January: Third Quarter (03:30h)
11 January: New Moon (11:57h)
18 January: First Quarter (03:52h)
25 January: Full Moon (17:54h)

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