Two members will be sadly missed

We recently lost two members of the Society.

Martin Sinton passed away on March 13th, and Dick Warden on March 20th.

Martin was a member since before the year 2000, and was a regular at meetings and a great supporter of our outreach activities.

Dick was a (or probably more accurately the) founding member of the Society, back in 1982.

Martin Sinton, winner of the Robin Townley award in 2011.
Dick Warden, was presented with life membership in 2007.

Website update

Refreshing the website look and feel this month.

There may be one or two things that need to be fixed up – if you notice any problems please let the website manager know.

Showcase 2015

DSC_4541_1260At the April AGM meeting Peter Cadogan showed the entries for this years astro-photo competition for the Dan Turton trophy.

As many members were not able to attend that night, and not able to view or vote, those who did not vote on the night can view the pictures in the Showcase 2015 gallery, and vote by emailing your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice favourite pictures to Peter Cadogan ( Please use the number on the image slide. Voting is open until Sunday 26th April.

The Showcase gallery images are generated from Peter’s powerpoint and are a somewhat downscaled from the originals – so apologies to the imagers that their images may not be the best quality possible.

2014 Award Winners

The winners of this years awards were announced at the May meeting of the Society.

Christine Beale was awarded the Robin Townley award for contribution to the work of the Society, and Peter Burgess won the Dan Turton trophy for his image of the Veil Nebula.

Congratulations to Christine and Peter.

Christine Beale receiving the Robin Townley award
Christine Beale receiving the Robin Townley award
Peter Burgess receiving the Dan Turton award
Peter Burgess receiving the Dan Turton award
Peter Burgess’ Veil Nebula image

Showcase 2014 Gallery

2013 winner Bill Beere
2013 winner Bill Beere

There is now a gallery showing the submissions for this years Dan Turton trophy competition for the best astro-image considering the equipment available for use.

You can view all the images here.

If you want to submit an image email Peter Cadogan & copy Callum Potter for the gallery.

If you yourself will not be attending the AGM, please check the web site before the 12th April and email Peter Cadogan your vote, so that it may be included in the count.