Derby and District Astronomical Society

The Derby and District Astronomical Society will endeavour to maintain a full programme of meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, all our scheduled meetings (apart from observing sessions) will take place via the Zoom video-conferencing medium. Our scheduled observing sessions have now resumed with appropriate COVID-19 protection measures in place. If you would like further information about the society, or on how you can join in our meetings, then please email the of our society.


DDAS member Pete Hill captured this image of the Sun in H Alpha on the 29th May 2021.  More pictures...  


The DDAS BARBECUE will be held on Saturday, 3rd July 2016 from 7:30 pm onwards at the Society's Flamsteed Observatory. Please note that we will be observing appropriate COVID-19 protection measures, including social distancing, use of hand sanitiser etc. If the skies are clear there will be an opportunity to do some solar observing during the day and night observing later. New people are always welcome and admittance is free but please bring your own food for the BBQ. If you would like to attend please email DDAS Secretary so we can keep a check on the number of people attending - the maximum is 30.

DDAS Logo THE SUMMER 2021 EDITION OF ARIES IS NOW AVAILABLE... here. Thanks to our Aries editing team of Anthony Southwell and Gill Pryor, and to all our contributors for making this edition possible.

LATEST IMAGES!  The sun taken by Pete Hill on the 29th May 2021. Sunrise on the Moon taken by Pete Hill on the 19th April 2021. Markarian's Chain of galaxies in Virgo taken by Chris Callaway in April 2021. The Jellyfish Nebula taken in March 2021 by Chris Callaway. A 1% crescent moon taken by Tony Barker in March 2013. The California Nebula, the Flame and Horsehead Nebulae, the Soul Nebula and the Plieades, all taken by Chris Callaway in February 2021. M33 and the Elephant's Trunk Nebula taken by Chris Callaway in September through December 2020. Mars taken by Pete Hill in September and October 2020. Comet C2020 F3 Neowise taken on the 22nd July 2020 by Chris Callaway, on the 20th July 2020 by Peter Branson, on the 19th July 2020 by Anthony Southwell and on the 11th July 2020 by Tony Barker.

DDAS Logo You can now view VIDEOS OF PAST MEETINGS that we have held on Zoom. These are available from November 2020 onwards, Links may be found on our 2020 and 2021 meeting programme pages. Alternatively visit our Facebook page.

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH METEORS?...   The following article by DDAS member Tony Barker will show you how.

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The DDAS is a member of the Federation of Astronomical Societies

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