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 Mike Lancaster captured this image of globular cluster M13 in Hercules on the 20th July 2021. More detail...
OUR NEXT OBSERVING SESSION will be held on Saturday 14th August 2021 from 8:30 pm onwards at the Society's Flamsteed Observatory. A variety of telescopes will be available, including the Society's 10" Newtonian under the dome, as well as any that may be brought along by members. If you would like to attend please email DDAS Secretary .
Our NEXT MAIN MEETING will be held on Friday, 3rd September 2021 from 7:30 pm onwards on Zoom. Howard Parkin from the Isle of Man Astronomical Society will be giving a presentation on Mr Hubble and his Amazing Telescope. Please email the or of the society for further details.
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.
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.