Derby and District Astronomical Society

What's New?

  • 29th May 2017  Added an article on the DDAS visit to the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy on the 20th May 2017.
  • 23rd May 2017  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Updated the committee page.
  • 13th May 2017  Added an image and video of Jupiter and of the lunar crater Endymion and Mare Humboltianum, the Rupes Altai and the craters Ptolemaeus, Aphonsus and Arzachel all taken by Peter Branson in April 2017.
  • 7th May 2017  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 12th March 2017  Added images of the Orion Nebula and the constellations of Orion, Taurus and Cassiopeia taken by Steven Chambers in January 2017.
  • 7th March 2017  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 7th February 2017  Updated the links page.
  • 5th February 2017  Added pictures from the Alvaston Park stargazing on the 4th February 2017. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 30th January 2017  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 15th January 2017  Replaced the link to Derby Events on the home page with a link to Derby Chronicle.
  • 7th January 2017  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 9th December 2016  Updated the 2017 meeting programme.
  • 8th December 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 5th November 2016  Added images of the northern lights from Iceland, taken by Adrian Brown on the 17th October 2016. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 23rd October 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 18th September 2016  Added an image of the summer milky way from SW France by Robert Seymour. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 15th September 2016  Added a link to the Derby Events website on the home page.
  • 10th September 2016  Added pictures by Tony Barker of the Whistlewood Common Star Party in August 2016. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 3rd September 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Added an image of a moon dog taken by Peter Branson on the 16th August 2016.
  • 14th August 2016  Added images of the the Pillars of Creation by Peter Branson taken in July 2016 and various images of the Sun taken on the 19th July 2016 by Pete Hill. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 7th August 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 25th June 2016  Added images of the Trapezium Cluster, the Vallis Alpes and Saturn by Peter Branson. Updated the telescope hire scheme details.
  • 19th June 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 12th June 2016  Added images of the Jellyfish, Ring and Owl nebulae by Peter Branson.
  • 5th June 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 3rd June 2016  Added images of the northern lights over Reykjavk, Iceland, taken by Adrian Brown on the 14th April 2016 and the crescent Moon and Mercury photographed by Claire Spencer from Spain on the 8th April 2016.
  • 28th May 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 22nd May 2016  Added pictures of a circumzenithal arc seen during the transit of Mercury on the 9th May 2016. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 21st May 2016  Added pictures and reports from the Transit of Mercury on the 9th May 2016. Updated the committee page.
  • 7th May 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 2nd May 2016  Added pictures from the DDAS visit to Jodrell Bank on the 16th April 2016 taken by Dave Maynard.
  • 23rd April 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 3rd April 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Added a link to Derbyi on the home page.
  • 6th March 2016  Updated the list of DDAS library books.
  • 5th March 2016  Added images of the Moon taken by Simon Behnke on the 18th and 21st February 2016. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 27th February 2016  Added an image of the Double Cluster by Brian Dodson. Updated the meetings notices on the home page and added a 2017 meetings page.
  • 23rd February 2016  Added an article by Brian Dodson on the stargazing evening at Carsington Sailing Club on the 20th February 2016.
  • 21st February 2016  Added an image of the moon taken by Brian Dodson on the 15th February 2016.
  • 15th February 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 7th February 2016  Added some pictures of iridescent clouds taken by Pete Hill on the 1st February 2016.
  • 6th February 2016  Added pictures from the staragzing event at Long Eaton School on the 20th January 2016. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 24th January 2016  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 26th December 2015  Added a picture of Dr Chris North at the DDAS meeting on the 4th December 2015. Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Updated the links page. Added images of the moon taken by Robert Seymour on the 20th December 2015.
  • 25th October 2015  Added pictures from the DDAS event at Barrow on Trent on the 24th October 2015. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 18th October 2015  Added an animation of the total lunar eclipse of the 28th September 2015 by Pete Hill and an image of the super moon on the 27th September 2015 by Dave Maynard. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 12th October 2015  Updated the 2015 and 2016 meeting programme.
  • 5th October 2015  Added images of the total lunar eclipse of the 28th September by Robert Seymour. Added a leaving message from Arthur Tristram to the article on our presentation to him on the the 9th September 2015.
  • 3rd October 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 29th September 2015  Added some pictures of the total lunar eclipse of the 28th September by Peter Branson and Chris Newsome.
  • 28th September 2015  Added some pictures of the leaving presentation for Arthur Tristram on the 9th September 2015.
  • 27th September 2015  Added some pictures by Bill Miles to the article on the DDAS visit to the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory on the 12th September 2015.
  • 23rd September 2015  Added images of Neptune and it's moon Triton and also the Bubble Nebula, both taken by Peter Branson in summer 2015.
  • 21st September 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 15th September 2015  Added an article on the DDAS visit to the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory on the 12th September 2015.
  • 8th September 2015  Added the Summer/Autumn 2015 edition of the DDAS journal Aries.
  • 5th September 2015  Added a plot of radar/radio observations of meteor showers during August 2015 taken by Pete Hill. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 1st September 2015  Added an image of the Sun on the 26th August 2015 taken through a Coronado PST by Pete Hill.
  • 23rd August 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 21st August 2015  Added an image of a Perseid fireball taken by Pete Hill on the night of the 12th-13th August 2015.
  • 8th August 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 5th July 2015  Added an image of the close close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on the 30th June this year by Tony Barker. Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Updated the list of library books and provided summaries of a selection of them.
  • 24th June 2015  Added a link to our new Facebook page. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 14th June 2015  Updated the links page.
  • 10th June 2015  Updated the 2016 meetings page.
  • 6th June 2015  Added an image of the Iris Nebula by Peter Branson taken in May and June 2015. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 24th May 2015  Added a 2016 meetings page. Added images of the Moon taken by Alex and Sophie from the Willington Scout Group on the 22nd April 2015 while on a visit to the Flamsteed Observatory.
  • 17th May 2015  Added images of a sundog by Dave Maynard from the 7th April 2015 and the partial solar eclipse of the 20th March 2015 by Malcolm Neal. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 9th May 2015  Updated the committee and links pages.
  • 4th May 2015  Added images of the partial solar eclipse of the 20th March 2015 and a 3D version of an image of part of the Moon by Chris Newsome. Updated the links page.
  • 3rd May 2015  Updated the committee page.
  • 2nd May 2015  Updated the committee page and the DDAS constitution on the members area. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 29th April 2015  Added photos and readings of light levels and temperature taken by Pete Hill during the of the partial solar eclipse on the 20th March 2015. Also updated the subscription fees on the becoming a member page.
  • 27th April 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 19th April 2015  Added images of the partial solar eclipse on the 20th March 2015 by John Weaver and of the moon by Peter Branson from February 2015. Also Jupiter from January and February 2015 and sunspots and Saturn from 2014 all by Barry Ashforth.
  • 18th April 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 6th April 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 28th March 2015  Added pictures by Dave Maynard of the partial solar eclipse on the 20th March 2015.
  • 26th March 2015  Added more pictures by Mike Dumelow to the article on the DDAS visit to Greenwich on the 28th February 2015 and added captions to all pictures in that article.
  • 22nd March 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 21st March 2015  Added pictures of the partial solar eclipse on the 20th March 2015. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 12th March 2015  Added more pictures to the article on the DDAS visit to Greenwich on the 28th February 2015.
  • 7th March 2015  Added an article on the DDAS visit to Greenwich on the 28th February 2015. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 21st February 2015  Added an image of the Orion Nebula by Peter Branson taken in February 2015.
  • 15th February 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 1st February 2015  Added an article on the Alvaston Park stargazing event held on the 24th January 2015.
  • 31st January 2015  Added an image of Comet Lovejoy by Adrian Brown.
  • 26th January 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 24th January 2015  Added an image and video of Comet Lovejoy by Peter Branson. Also added an image of the conjunction of Venus and Mercury on the 10th January 2015 by Claire Spencer. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 18th January 2015  Added images of the Flame Nebula by Peter Branson and Venus and Mercury by Pete Hill. Updated the list of DDAS library books.
  • 17th January 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 10th January 2015  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Added a copyright notice to the home page and gallery.
  • 2nd January 2015  Added images of the winter sky looking south and north taken by Chris Newsome on the 29th December 2014. Added an image and video of an Iridium flare taken on the 19th December 2014 by Pete Hill.
  • 31st December 2014  Added images of the moon taken on the 8th April 2014 by Peter Branson.
  • 30th December 2014  Added images of the Rosette, Orion and Horsehead nebulae taken by by Peter Branson in February 2014. Also the moon on the 12th March and 8th June 2014 by Peter Branson. Also added images and a video of the ISS pass on the 19th December 2014 by Pete Hill.
  • 21st December 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 29th November 2014  Added an image of globular cluster Messier 15 taken by Mike Lancaster and The Eagle Nebula by Peter Branson.
  • 23rd November 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 20th November 2014  Added information on the DDAS library to our general information page and the home page.
  • 17th November 2014  Added images of globular clusters Messier 2 and Caldwell 47 taken by Mike Lancaster in October 2014.
  • 9th November 2014  Added images of the sun and a sunset both taken from Hong Kong by Chris Newsome in October 2014.
  • 8th November 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 3rd November 2014  Added images of M81 and M82 taken by Peter Branson in 2014, M82 showing the development of the supernova that erupted in January 2014. Also added an image and video of Comet C2014 E2 Jacques by Peter Branson.
  • 2nd November 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 30th October 2014  Updated the 2015 meetings notices.
  • 29th October 2014  Added an article on the Stargazing Session and Exhibition at Brookfield Social Club, Barrow-upon-Trent held on Saturday 25th October 2014.
  • 26th October 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 14th October 2014  Added images of the Dumbell, Ring and Crescent nebulae by Mike Lancaster taken this autumn.
  • 11th October 2014  Added more details to the Becoming a Member and General Information on our Meetings page, and introduced our Telescope Hire Scheme.
  • 7th October 2014  Added images of Mars from spring 2014 and spring 2012 by Barry Ashforth to the gallery. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 4th October 2014  Added more pictures to the article on the DDAS 40th Anniversary Event held on the 21st June 2014. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 2nd October 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page and added a 2015 meetings page.
  • 23rd September 2014  Added more pictures to the article on the DDAS 40th Anniversary Event held on the 21st June 2014.
  • 21st September 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 14th September 2014  Added more pictures to the article on the DDAS 40th Anniversary Event held on the 21st June 2014.
  • 12th September 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 10th September 2014  Updated the links page.
  • 6th September 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 30th July 2014  Added a picture of noctilucent clouds by Chris Newsome.
  • 20th July 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 19th July 2014  Added images of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn by Tony Barker from the spring and summer 2014.
  • 7th July 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 1st July 2014  Added images of Jupiter by Barry Ashforth from September 2010, December 2013 and January & February 2014.
  • 29th June 2014  Added an article on the DDAS 40th Anniversary Event held on the 21st June 2014. Added an image of a parhelion from Florida in April 2014 by Barry Ashforth.
  • 26th June 2014  Added an image of Mercury from May 2014 by Peter Hill.
  • 24th June 2014  Added images of Jupiter and Saturn from May 2014 by Peter Hill.
  • 23rd June 2014  Added some images by Peter Hill of Mars taken during April and May 2014 and of star trails over the DDAS observatory on the 17th May 2014. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 17th May 2014  Added images of M51 by Adrian Brown and Mars by Peter Hill taken in the spring of 2014.
  • 11th May 2014  Added the May 2014 edition of Aries.
  • 4th May 2014  Updated the committee page and the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 23rd April 2014  Added photos of an ISS pass and a parhelion taken by Chris Newsome on the 15th April and 13th March 2014 respectively. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 5th April 2014  Added images of the Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2371/2 and M96 taken by Mike Lancaster in March 2014. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 23rd March 2014  Added an image of M42 taken by Brian Dodson on the 10th March 2014.
  • 22nd March 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 16th March 2014  Added an image of M35 taken by Mike Lancaster on the 11th March 2014.
  • 14th March 2014  Added an image of the lunar crater Copernicus taken by Adrian Brown on the 9th February 2014, and the Rosette and Orion nebulae by Mike Lancaster on the 3rd and 4th February 2014 respectively.
  • 8th March 2014  Added pictures of the conjunction of Venus and the Moon on the 26th February 2014 by Claire Spencer. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 6th March 2014  Added an pictures from the Tea and Stars in Allestree Park on the 15th February 2014.
  • 22nd February 2014  Added images of the Horsehead, Flame and M78 nebulae taken by Mike Lancaster on the 20th February 2014. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 16th February 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 1st February 2014  Added an article on the unveiling of a blue plaque to John Flamsteed on Queen Street, Derby on the 29th January 2014.
  • 25th January 2014  Added images of Jupiter in Gemini taken by Simon Allcock on the 9th January 2014, the Crab Nebula and Orion Nebulaby Mike Lancaster on the 9th January 2014, and the Moon in infrared light by Adrian Brown on the 11th January 2014.
  • 19th January 2014  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 30th December 2013  Added an image of the Moon taken by Stephen Webster.
  • 22nd December 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 8th December 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Added pictures by Chris Newsome of Sky At Night co-presenter Dr Chris Lintott at the DDAS meeting on the 6th December 2013 and the DDAS LX90 telescope at the Spondon Cubs on the 26th November 2013.
  • 24th November 2013  Updated the links page and the meetings notices on the home page. Added pictures of Woolsthorpe Manor by Chris Newsome and of the DDAS LX90 telescope at the Spondon Beavers on the 18th November 2013. Added a picture of Martin Griffiths delivering his talk to the DDAS on the 1st November 2013 by Malcolm Neal.
  • 6th November 2013  Updated the 2014 meetings notices.
  • 20th October 2013  Added images of the Milky Way taken by Simon Allcock. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 12th October 2013  Added an image of the Moon taken by Brian Dodson on the 23rd September 2013.
  • 5th October 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 26th August 2013  Added an image of Nova Delphini 2013 taken by Chris Newsome on the 18th August 2013.
  • 25th August 2013  Added an image of the summer Milky Way taken by Chris Newsome on the 12th August 2013.
  • 18th August 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 2nd August 2013  Added images of a parhelion that appeared over Belper on the 30th June 2013. Also added and image of the Sun taken by Chris Newsome on the 19th July 2013, some pictures he took of the Star Disc at Wirksworth on the 1st July 2013 and some star trails he took back in 2009.
  • 21st July 2013  Added pictures of the DDAS BBQ on the 6th July 2013. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 8th June 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Added an image of the conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury on the 26th May 2012 by Mike Dumelow. Also added an image of the moon taken in May 2013 by Chris Newsome.
  • 29th May 2013  Added a couple of images of the conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury on the 25th May 2012 by Mike Dumelow and Claire Spencer. Updated the committee page.
  • 19th May 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 16th May 2013  Updated the committee page.
  • 12th May 2013  Added images of the sun taken by Chris Newsome on the 2nd May 2013 and images from his trip to the USA in August 2012. Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Updated the committee page.
  • 6th May 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Updated the committee page.
  • 3rd April 2013  Added an image of Comet Pan STARRS by Malcolm Neal.
  • 1st April 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 14th March 2013  Added an image of Comet Pan STARRS by Chris Newsome.
  • 2nd March 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 20th February 2013  Added more pictures by Arthur Tristram to the article on the Stargazing Live broadcast from Derby on the 10th January 2013.
  • 18th February 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 12th February 2013  Updated the links page.
  • 10th February 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 31st January 2013  Added an article on the Stargazing Live event held at Alvaston Park on the 12th January 2013.
  • 20th January 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 13th January 2013  Added pictures by Chris Newsome from the Stargazing Live broadcast from Derby on the 10th January 2013.
  • 6th January 2013  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 29th December 2012  Added images by Claire Spencer of the recent conjunctions of Jupiter and the Moon.
  • 22nd December 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 10th December 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page and added a picture of the late Sir Patrick Moore.
  • 2nd December 2012  Added a report on the DDAS observing session of the 17th November 2012.
  • 26th November 2012  Added an article on the DDAS visit to the Open University on the 10th November 2012.
  • 18th November 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 11th November 2012  Updated the 2013 meetings notices.
  • 3rd November 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 6th September 2012  Added images by Robert Seymour of the conjunction of Venus and Regulus on the 3rd October 2012. Updated the meetings notices on the home page and also updated the links page.
  • 29th September 2012  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 2nd September 2012  Added images of a 22° solar halo by Robert Seymour taken on the 25th August 2012.
  • 23rd August 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 28th July 2012  Added images and an article by Brian Dodson of the grazing occultation of Jupiter and the Moon on the 15th July 2012.
  • 24th July 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 21st July 2012  Added images by Robert Seymour and one by Peter Sturgess of the close conjunction (grazing occultation) of Jupiter and the Moon on the 15th July 2012 to the gallery.
  • 15th July 2012  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 12th June 2012  Added a link to an article by Paul Abel on the transit of Venus mentioning Chris Newsome and the DDAS that appears on the Sky At Night Magazine web page.
  • 7th June 2012  Added an article and pictures by Chris Newsome on his transit of Venus experience in the company of Patrick Moore in Selsey on the 6th June 2012.
  • 3rd June 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page and also the committee page.
  • 19th May 2012  Added an images of M14, M48 and M95 with supernova SN 2012aw taken by Adrian Brown. Also added an image of sunspot AR1476 by Chris Newsome to the gallery.
  • 17th May 2012  Added an image of the Horsehead and Flame Nebulae taken by Adrian Brown in January and February 2012.
  • 7th May 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 12th April 2012  Added an account of the DDAS observing session of the 24th March 2012 by Claire Spencer.
  • 1st April 2012  Added the 2013 meeting programme. Added images of the conjunction of Venus, the Moon and Jupiter on the 25th-26th March 2012 by Keith Plamping, Chris Newsome and Claire Spencer.
  • 25th March 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 15th March 2012  Added an image of the moon by Brian Dodson.
  • 6th March 2012  Added reports from DDAS members on the bright fireball seen on the 4th March 2012.
  • 3rd March 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 26th February 2012  Added images of the conjunction of Venus and the Moon on the 25th February 2012 by Brian Dodson, Keith Plamping and Mike Lancaster. Also an image of the Orion Nebula by Keith Plamping.
  • 24th February 2012  Added images of Jupiter, Venus and the Moon on the 24th February by Mike Lancaster and Keith Plamping.
  • 21st February 2012  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 19th February 2012  Added pictures from Astrofest 2012 by Robert Seymour. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 11th February 2012  Added an image of the Moon by Jeremy Manship. Updated the society information on the home page.
  • 4th February 2012  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Updated the links page.
  • 22nd January 2012  Added articles on the DDAS Staragzing Live activities at Alvaston Park on the 18th January 2012 and at Long Eaton School on the 16th-18th January 2012. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 28th December 2011  Added pictures by Mike Dumelow from a DDAS visit to the University of London Observatory in Mill Hill in 1991, of an aurora later that year, and nacreous clouds in 1996.
  • 18th December 2011  Added an image of NGC 206 by Adrian Brown. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 17th December 2011  Added an image of Jupiter by Chris Newsome. Updated the links page.
  • 10th December 2011  Updated the links page.
  • 6th December 2011  Updated the 2012 meetings notices.
  • 23rd October 2011  Added an image of The Bubble Nebula by Adrian Brown. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 17th October 2011  Added notice of our Introduction to Astronomy evenings.
  • 9th October 2011  Added an article by Mike Lancaster on the DDAS viewing of John Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis at Derby Museum on the 1st October 2011. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 27th September 2011  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 24th July 2011  Added an article by Chris Newsome on his visit to Sir Patrick Moore on the 15th June 2011.
  • 21st July 2011  Updated the 2012 meetings notices.
  • 3rd July 2011  Added pictures from the DDAS BBQ on the 2nd July 2011. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 9th June 2011  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 8th May 2011  Updated the committee page. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 2nd May 2011  Added an image of Saturn by Tony Razzell. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 27th March 2011  Added a link to an article on astronomy in The Independent newspaper in which DDAS members Anthony Southwell and Dave Selfe are quoted.
  • 20th March 2011  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 27th February 2011  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Added a 2012 meetings page.
  • 24th February 2011  Added an article and pictures by Chris Newsome on a Stargazing Live evening at Long Eaton School he took the Society's LX90 telescope to.
  • 20th February 2011  Added a page on Telescope Buying Advice by DDAS member Mike Lancaster. Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 13th February 2011  Updated the links page, adding a section on Telescope Buying Advice.
  • 5th February 2011  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 30th January 2011  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 8th January 2011  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 1st January 2011  Added an image of sunspots taken by Malcolm Neal on the 16th November 2010 and pictures from the total lunar eclipse of the 21st December 2010.
  • 29th December 2010  Added an image of the Moon and Venus taken by Tony Razzell on the 3rd December.
  • 19th December 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 6th December 2010  Added a couple of images of the full moon taken from North Wales by Chris Newsome and also one of the Moon and Venus taken by Chris on the 3rd December.
  • 5th December 2010  Added an article by Chris Newsome on the DDAS LX90 at the 66th Derby Cub Scouts on the 8th November 2010.
  • 3rd December 2010  Added a short article and group photo from the DDAS visit to the Herschel House and Museum in Bath on October 16th 2010.
  • 1st December 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 24th November 2010  Updated the 2011 meetings notices.
  • 21st November 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 6th November 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 31st October 2010  Added an image and movie of Comet 103P Hartley by Chris Newsome.
  • 24th October 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 18th October 2010  Added a page on the talk given by Professor John Zarnecki to the DDAS on the 1st October 2010.
  • 2nd October 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 26th September 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Inserted a Google map of the main meeting venue on the Meeting Venue page.
  • 25th September 2010  Added an image by Adrian Brown of the North America Nebula.
  • 19th September 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 18th September 2010  Added more details of the DDAS meeting on the 1st October 2010.
  • 12th September 2010  Added the Spring/Summer 2010 edition of Aries.
  • 4th September 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 1st September 2010  Updated the 2011 meetings notices.
  • 22nd August 2010  Updated the 2011 meetings notices.
  • 7th August 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 18th July 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 15th July 2010  Added some pictures of the DDAS BBQ on the 3rd July 2010 taken by Chris Newsome.
  • 5th July 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 20th June 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 5th June 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page. Added a list of meetings for 2011.
  • 31st May 2010  Added an image of the conjunction of the Moon and Venus on the 16th May 2010 by Keith Plamping.
  • 23rd May 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 16th May 2010  Updated the committee page and the meetings notices.
  • 11th May 2010  Updated the meetings notices and becoming a member page
  • 8th May 2010  Updated the committee page and the meetings notices.
  • 1st May 2010  Added images of Venus and Mercury in conjunction and sundogs taken in April 2010 by Chris Newsome.
  • 24th April 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 3rd April 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 2nd April 2010  Added images of the ISS and Mars by Barry Ashforth, and the Sun by Chris Newsome.
  • 23rd March 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 20th March 2010  Placed a cancellation notice of tonight's observing session on the home page.
  • 7th March 2010  Added an image of a sunrise and the Moon one day past full by Chris Newsome.
  • 22nd February 2010  Provided the title for the March 2010 main meeting on the home page.
  • 21st February 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 6th February 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 24th January 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 23rd January 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 13th January 2010  Added an image of the Orion Nebula by Chris Newsome to the gallery. Updated the links page.
  • 9th January 2010  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 2nd January 2010  Added pictures of former shuttle astronaut Jeff Hoffman with DDAS members after the Flamsteed Lecture on the 9th December 2009.
  • 18th December 2009  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 13th December 2009  Added pictures of Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell's talk to the DDAS on the 4th December 2009.
  • 10th December 2009  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 6th December 2009  Added an image of the International Space Station and Atlantis crossing the sky by Simon Allcock.
  • 5th December 2009  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 1st December 2009  Added an image the Orion Nebula by Simon Allcock.
  • 29th November 2009  Added an image of a satellite passing through Cygnus by Simon Allcock.
  • 22nd November 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 21st November 2009  Added images of Jupiter and the Moon taken by Chris Newsome on the 26th September 2009. Placed a cancellation notice of tonight's observing session on the home page.
  • 16th November 2009  Updated information on this year's Flamsteed Lecture on the home page.
  • 14th November 2009  Added an article on a visit to Herstmonceux by Chris Newsome.
  • 8th November 2009  Updated the meetings notices and committee page
  • 3rd November 2009  Confirmed the start time of this year's Flamsteed Lecture on the home page.
  • 2nd November 2009  Added notice of this year's Flamsteed Lecture to the home page.
  • 31st October 2009  Added an image of M31 by Adrian Brown.
  • 30th October 2009  Added an image of the Milky Way seen through the dome of the Flamsteed Observatory by Chris Newsome.
  • 27th October 2009  Updated the 2010 meetings notices.
  • 21st October 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 18th October 2009  Added an image of star trails by Chris Newsome.
  • 11th October 2009  Added images of Jupiter by Barry Ashforth and Chris Newsome from August and September 2009. Also an image of Venus from July 2009 by Barry Ashforth.
  • 3rd October 2009  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 28th September 2009  Added a link to the DDAS entry on Clubbz to our home page.
  • 27th September 2009  Added a report by Anthony Southwell on the DDAS presence at the Darley Park Concert on the 6th September 2009.
  • 21st September 2009  Updated the meetings notices for 2009 and 2010.
  • 19th September 2009  Added images of Jupiter with the impact site of 19th July 2009 by Barry Ashforth.
  • 16th September 2009  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 31st August 2009  Updated the meetings notices on the home page.
  • 18th August 2009  Added images of noctilucent clouds by Barry Ashforth.
  • 16th August 2009  Added an image by Chris Newsome of the partial phase of the total solar eclipse of 22nd July 2009. Updated the links page.
  • 8th August 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 26th July 2009  Added pictures and stories from the DDAS at the Derby City Well Dressing on the 27th June 2009, the DDAS Barbecue on the 4th July 2009, the DDAS at the Aston Upon Trent Well Dressing on the 11th July and the DDAS at the Barton Gate Charity Steam Rally on the 18th July 2009.
  • 25th July 2009  Added an image of a spectacular sunset by Keith Plamping.
  • 23rd July 2009  Updated the 2010 meetings programme.
  • 19th July 2009  Added images of Saturn from April 2009 by Barry Ashforth.
  • 12th July 2009  Added a colour image of IC 1318 (Gamma Cygni region) by Adrian Brown.
  • 7th July 2009  Added images of star trails, M11 and the Moon by Chris Newsome.
  • 6th July 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 30th June 2009  Added images of Saturn from March 2009 by Barry Ashforth.
  • 28th June 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 22nd June 2009  Updated the information on the Derby Well Dressing and QUAD exhibit on the home page.
  • 20th June 2009  Added images of the International Space Station (ISS) by Barry Ashforth and Chris Newsome. Added an image of M13 by Adrian Brown. Updated the meetings notices.
  • 7th June 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 2nd June 2009  Added three images of the moon taken on the 29th April 2009 by Chris Newsome.
  • 1st June 2009  Added notice of the DDAS display at the QUAD this June to the home page.
  • 17th May 2009  Added photographs from the DDAS main meeting and Spring Moon Watch on the 3rd April 2009 and the DDAS Observing Session on the 18th April 2009.
  • 16th May 2009  Posted a cancellation notice for tonight's observing session due to the bad weather.
  • 14th May 2009  Added an image and movie of the moon setting by Chris Newsome.
  • 4th May 2009  Added an image of a 26 hour old Moon by Chris Newsome and a report by him on his visit to the Basingtoke Astronomical Society on the 23rd March 2009. Updated the meetings notices.
  • 19th April 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 17th April 2009  Added a report on the DDAS displays at the Festival of Science at the University of Derby on the 14th March 2009 by Anthony Southwell.
  • 12th April 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 28th March 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 22nd March 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 7th March 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 3rd March 2009  Added an image and movie of Comet Lulin by Chris Newsome.
  • 1st March 2009  Changed the cover picture for this month's home page.
  • 28th February 2009  Added a Contact Us link pointing to the committee members.
  • 27th February 2009  Added pictures of Gemini and Orion by Chris Newsome from the DDAS observing session of the 21st February 2009. Added some phone numbers to the committee page.
  • 22nd February 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 7th February 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 3rd February 2009  Added a 2010 meetings page.
  • 2nd February 2009  Added a Member's Area and information on our Child Protection Policy.
  • 26th January 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 18th January 2009  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 11th January 2009  Updated the meetings notices. Added an image of Venus and Jupiter by Chris Newsome to the gallery.
  • 31st December 2008  Added pictures by Chris Newsome from the DDAS observing session of the 22nd November 2008 and of Dr Chris Lintott at the DDAS meeting of the 5th December 2008.
  • 21st December 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 20th December 2008  Posted a cancellation notice of tonight's observing session due to cloud and rain.
  • 13th December 2008  Added images of M31 and NGC 2174 by Adrian Brown.
  • 7th December 2008  Updated the links page.
  • 6th December 2008  Added an article on the DDAS trip to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich on the 25th October 2008. Combined the Past Events and Trips and Visits pages into a single Past Activities page. Updated the meetings notices.
  • 29th November 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 8th November 2008  Added a picture of Mike Dumelow's observation of the partial solar eclipse of the 1st August 2008. Updated the meetings notices.
  • 2nd November 2008  Added a page on the DDAS display at the 2008 Flamsteed Lecture.
  • 19th October 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 18th October 2008  Cancelled tonight's observing session due to the cloudy skies.
  • 16th October 2008  Updated the meetings notices on the home page with details of Dr Chris Lintott's talk this December.
  • 9th October 2008  Added some sunrise pictures by Dave Selfe.
  • 4th October 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 21st September 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 9th September 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 8th September 2008  Gave notice of this year's Flamsteed Lecture.
  • 6th September 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 17th August 2008  Added a veritable cornucopia of Jupiter images taken by Barry Ashforth this summer. Also added images of IC 1396 including the Elephant's Trunk Nebula and part of the Eastern Veil Nebula by Adrian Brown. Updated the meetings notices.
  • 16th August 2008  Added an article by Chris Newsome on the partial solar eclipse of the 1st August 2008.
  • 3rd August 2008  Added the August 2008 sky notes and updated the meetings notices.
  • 26th July 2008  Added an image of crepuscular rays by Chris Newsome.
  • 24th July 2008  Updated links page.
  • 16th July 2008  Updated meetings notices.
  • 12th July 2008  Added images of noctilucent clouds and Jupiter by Chris Newsome.
  • 8th July 2008  Added more pictures from the DDAS presence at the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life at Moorways Stadium in Derby on the 5th July 2008.
  • 6th July 2008  Added pictures from the DDAS presence at the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life at Moorways Stadium in Derby on the 5th July 2008.
  • 30th June 2008  Added the July 2008 sky notes.
  • 21st June 2008  Added an article on DDAS member Graham Ensor meeting Professor Stephen Hawking on a visit to The University of Leicester. Placed a cancellation notice for tonight's observing session.
  • 13th June 2008  Added an image of Caldwell 2 by Adrian Brown.
  • 7th June 2008  Updated the meetings notices and links page.
  • 1st June 2008  Added a page on the sponsored walk from Monsal Dale on the 17th May 2008.
  • 26th May 2008  Added a notice regarding the successful landing of Phoenix on Mars to the home page.
  • 25th May 2008  Added a mosaic of the Moon by Chris Newsome and images of Saturn by Barry Ashforth.
  • 18th May 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 17th May 2008  Placed a cancellation notice for tonight's observing session.
  • 16th May 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 9th May 2008  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 8th May 2008  Updated the committee page. Added an image of Mercury and the Moon by Chris Newsome and Adrian Brown.
  • 7th May 2008  Updated the meetings programme.
  • 24th April 2008  Updated the 2009 meetings programme.
  • 20th April 2008  Updated meetings notices and added a page for the 2009 meetings.
  • 19th April 2008  Placed a cancellation notice for tonight's observing session.
  • 5th April 2008  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st March 2008  Added the April 2008 sky notes.
  • 30th March 2008  Added images of the 3 day old Moon by Barry Ashforth and a sunrise by Chris Newsome to the gallery.
  • 29th March 2008  Added images of the 27 day old Moon by Chris Newsome to the gallery.
  • 28th March 2008  Added an article by Claire Spencer on the observing session of the 16th February 2008. Added images of Mars and  Saturn by Barry Ashforth to the gallery.
  • 23rd March 2008  Updated meetings notices.
  • 9th March 2008  Updated meetings notices.
  • 2nd March 2008  Added an image of the Rosette Nebula by Adrian Brown to the gallery.
  • 1st March 2008  Added the March 2008 sky notes. Also added three images of a sun dog, one of Venus, three of Mars, two of Saturn and one of Neptune by Barry Ashforth to the gallery. Also added an image of M42, M43 and NGC 1977 by Adrian Brown.
  • 28th February 2008  Added a close up of the Moon by Chris Newsome to the gallery.
  • 24th February 2008  Added images of Jodrell Bank, a sun pillar and a sunset as seen from the Buxton area by Chris Newsome on the 10th February 2008.
  • 23rd February 2008  Added an image of the International Space Station pasing over Derby by Chris Newsome to the gallery.
  • 17th February 2008  Added the Winter 2007/2008 edition of Aries. Updated meetings notices.
  • 3rd February 2008  Added an image of Venus and Jupiter by Chris Newsome to the gallery. Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st January 2008  Added the February 2008 sky notes.
  • 29th January 2008  Updated meetings notices.
  • 27th January 2008  Updated meetings notices and links page.
  • 20th January 2008  Added an image of a sunrise by Chris Newome. Updated meetings notices.
  • 19th January 2008  Gave notice that the observing session had been cancelled due to cloud and rain.
  • 13th January 2008  Updated meetings notices.
  • 12th January 2008  Added an image of M35 by Chris Newsome.
  • 5th January 2008  Updated meetings notices.
  • 1st January 2008  Added the January 2008 sky notes.
  • 29th December 2007  Added images of Mars by Chris Newsome and of Mars and the Moon by Malcolm Neal, and Simon and David Allcock.
  • 28th December 2007  Updated meetings notices. Added images of Comet 8/P Tuttle by Chris Newsome.
  • 8th December 2007  Added an image of the Heart Nebula by Adrian Brown. Updated meetings notices.
  • 2nd December 2007  Updated meetings notices. Added more space agaencies to the links page
  • 1st December 2007  Added the December 2007 sky notes.
  • 25th November 2007  Gave notice of an extra observing session on the 1st December 2007.
  • 18th November 2007  Added more images of Comet 17P Holmes by Chris Newsome and Tony Razzell. Updated meetings notices.
  • 17th November 2007  Cancelled this evening's observing session due to cloud.
  • 11th November 2007  Added more links to the Links page.
  • 10th November 2007  Added a report by Chris Newsome on his visit to the Basingstoke Astronomical Society on the 25th October 2007. Added a new Optical Effects section to the gallery. Updated the 2008 meetings programme.
  • 4th November 2007  Added images of Comet 17P Holmes by Malcolm Neal.
  • 3rd November 2007  Added images of Comet 17/P Holmes by Adrian Brown and a report on the DDAS observing session of the 20th October 2007 by Chris Newsome. Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st October 2007  Added the November 2007 sky notes.
  • 28th October 2007  Added an article by Chris Newsome on the Space 50 show at Jodrell Bank and a page on the 2007 Flamsteed Lecture.
  • 27th October 2007  Updated meetings notices and added more software and web resources links. Also added an astronomical holidays section to the links page.
  • 8th October 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 30th September 2007  Added a review of the musical Moon Landing. Added images of M13 and M31 by Tony Razzell and the Bubble Nebula by Adrian Brown and Chris Newsome. Updated meetings notices.
  • 22nd September 2007  Added notice of this year's Flamsteed Lecture to the home page. Added an image of the hydrogen nebulosities in Cygnus including close ups of the Pelican and Western Veil nebulae by Adrian Brown.
  • 8th September 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 2nd September 2007  Added the September 2007 sky notes.
  • 19th August 2007  Added images of the Cygnus Milky Way complete with a Perseid and of M31 by Chris Newsome. Added notice of the Moon Landing musical at Derby Playhouse.
  • 18th August 2007  Made notice of the cancellation of tonight's observing session.
  • 15th August 2007  Added an image of the Dumbell Nebula by Chris Newsome and Adrian Brown. Also added an image and video of the Moon occulting the Pleiades on the 7th August 2007 by Chris Newsome.
  • 5th August 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st July 2007  Added the August 2007 sky notes.
  • 20th July 2007  Added an image of the Dumbell Nebula by Adrian Brown and Chris Newsome. Updated meetings notices for 2008.
  • 8th July 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 6th July 2007  Added an image of the occultation of Saturn on the 2nd March 2007 by Mike Dumelow. Also an image of Jupiter and its moons and a movie of clouds moving across the sky by Chris Newsome.
  • 1st July 2007  Added the July 2007 sky notes.
  • 29th June 2007  Cancelled the DDAS participation in this weekend's Relay for Life due to bad weather.
  • 28th June 2007  Added an image of the 5 day old Moon by Chris Newsome.
  • 20th June 2007  Added an image of the ISS and Shuttle Atlantis during mission STS-117 by Chris Newsome.
  • 18th June 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 16th June 2007  Cancelled this month's observing session to bad weather.
  • 9th June 2007  Updated mugshots on committee page.
  • 8th June 2007  Updated links page.
  • 4th June 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st May 2007  Added the June 2007 sky notes and added notice of the 2007 Relay for Life to the meetings and home pages.
  • 29th May 2007  Updated membership subs to 25 for non-concessions.
  • 26th May 2007  Added a report and images of the occultation of Saturn by the Moon on the 22nd May 2007 by Chris Newsome and Adrian Brown.
  • 24th May 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 15th May 2007  Added images of Comet Lovejoy by Chris Newsome.
  • 13th May 2007  Added images of M16, M63, M104 (including the passage of asteroid 1274 Delportia across the same field of view), M106 and M109 by Adrian Brown.
  • 12th May 2007  Added images of the Horsehead Nebula, the Flaming Star Nebula, IC 410 and the Crab Nebula by Adrian Brown, an image of Saturn and some sunset pictures by Simon Allcock, and another image of Saturn and a colour enhanced image of the Moon highlighting differences in surface composition by Chris Newsome.
  • 9th May 2007  Added two pictures of sunsets from the Isle of Wight by Chris Newsome.
  • 6th May 2007  Updated meetings notices and committee page. Added an image of globular cluster M3 and a montage of Saturn images by Chris Newsome.
  • 30th April 2007  Added the May 2007 sky notes.
  • 24th April 2007  Added an image of Venus and the Pleiades by Malcolm Neal.
  • 23rd April 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 21st April 2007  Added an image of M51 by Adrian Brown.
  • 15th April 2007  Added images of Venus and the Moon and the 1.6 day old Moon by Malcolm Neal. Also an image of the 2.6 day old Moon by Chris Newsome and Venus and the Moon by Simon Allcock.
  • 14th April 2007  Added a movie of the 3rd March 2007 total lunar eclipse by Chris Newsome. Updated meetings notices.
  • 10th April 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 6th April 2007  Introduced the meetings programme for 2008. Added pictures by Barry Ashforth of Venus and Mercury, a gibbous Venus and the occultation of Saturn. Added link to the International Centre for Scientific Research as they now reference the DDAS website.
  • 5th April 2007  Added images of the 3rd March 2007 total lunar eclipse by Malcolm Neal. Updated meetings notices.
  • 1st April 2007  Added the April 2007 sky notes.
  • 28th March 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 26th March 2007  Added a montage of the 3rd March 2007 total lunar eclipse by Chris Newsome.
  • 25th March 2007  Added images of the 3rd March 2007 total lunar eclipse by Wayne Barnett. Updated meetings notices.
  • 14th March 2007  Cancelled this week's observing session (Friday 16th March) due to member availability and the high probability of overcast skies.
  • 12th March 2007  Added an image by Adrian Brown of the 3rd March 2007 total lunar eclipse.
  • 11th March 2007  Added a movie by Mike Lancaster of the 3rd March 2007 total lunar eclipse.
  • 4th March 2007  Added an report and image by Chris Newsome on the graze occultation of Saturn on the 2nd March 2007.
  • 3rd March 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 28th February 2007  Added the March 2007 sky notes. Added images of the Rosette Nebula by Adrian Brown.
  • 17th February 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 16th February 2007  Cancelled tonight's observing session due to bad weather.
  • 12th February 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 10th February 2007  Added link and logo for TopListed.
  • 8th February 2007  Added news item of an Iridium flare photo by Chris Newsome appearing in a US newspaper. Added image of a sunrise over Littleover, Derby by Simon Allcock.
  • 3rd February 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st January 2007  Added the February 2007 sky notes.
  • 27th January 2007  Added images of M37, M40, M74, M76 and  M97 by Adrian Brown. Also one of the Moon and Venus by Simon Allcock. Introduced a Clouds section to the gallery.
  • 20th January 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 19th January 2007  Cancelled tonight's observing session due to bad weather.
  • 17th January 2007  Added image of the Owl Nebula by Chris Newsome and Adrian Brown.
  • 14th January 2007  Added link to Chris Newsome's image of Comet McNaught on the Sky & Telescope website.
  • 11th January 2007  Added image of Comet McNaught by Chris Newsome.
  • 10th January 2007  Added image of M82 by Chris Newsome and Adrian Brown.
  • 8th January 2007  Added images of The Crab Nebula and M81 by Chris Newsome and Adrian Brown.
  • 6th January 2007  Updated meetings notices.
  • 2nd January 2007  Added images of the 11 day old and 12 day old Moon by Simon Allcock.
  • 1st January 2007  Added images of M42M109, the Moon and a sun pillar by Chris Newsome. Also added a sunrises and sunsets page to the gallery.
  • 31st December 2006  Added the January 2007 sky notes.
  • 30th December 2006  Added images of Saturn, M31 and M42 from nearly a year ago by Chris Newsome.
  • 23rd December 2006  Added images from a year ago of the constellation Perseus, the planet Venus, M31 and M45 by Chris Newsome. Also added an image of the full moon by Simon Allcock and of NGC 1977 by Adrian Brown.
  • 19th December 2006  Added image of M42 and NGC 1977 by Adrian Brown.
  • 16th December 2006  Added pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy and the Sun by Chris Newsome. Updated meetings notices.
  • 9th December 2006  Added link to DDAS Phoenix Lander  certificate. Added images of M31 and The Pleiades by Tony Razzell and solar prominences and the Double Cluster by Chris Newsome.
  • 2nd December 2006  Added the December 2006 sky notes and updated meetings notices and links page.
  • 30th November 2006  Added article on the DDAS visit to Boulby Mine.
  • 23rd November 2006  Added montages of sunspot 923 taken through different filters by Chris Newsome.
  • 21st November 2006  Added pictures of the moon by Chris Newsome.
  • 18th November 2006  Updated meetings notices.
  • 12th November 2006  Added images of nebulae IC 59 and IC 63 and the cluster Caldwell 13 in Cassiopeia, the Double Cluster and NGC 1528 in Perseus, spiral galaxy Caldwell 30 in Pegasus, and The Pleiades - all by Adrian Brown. Also added images of open clusters M36 and M38 in Auriga and the Moon by Chris Newsome.
  • 11th November 2006  Introduced a Caldwell Objects page to the gallery.
  • 4th November 2006  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st October 2006  Added the November 2006 sky notes and more images of Comet Swan taken by Chris Newsome and processed by Adrian Brown.
  • 29th October 2006  Added the May-August 2006 edition of Aries and an index to all editions. Updated the links page.
  • 28th October 2006  Added image of Comet Swan taken by Chris Newsome on the 24th October 2006.
  • 27th October 2006  Added more talks to the list of 2007 meetings.
  • 22nd October 2006  Updated meetings notices.
  • 20th October 2006  Added notice that the Friday 20th October 2006 observing session had been cancelled due to cloud and rain.
  • 16th October 2006  Added images of Cassiopeia, GeminiOrion and Taurus by Barry Ashforth.
  • 12th October 2006  Added image of Comet Swan by Chris Newsome on the 9th October 2006.
  • 10th October 2006  Added image of the Pacman Nebula (NGC 281) by Adrian Brown.
  • 8th October 2006  Updated meetings notices. Added image of the Sun in H-alpha by Dave Selfe and some amazing pictures of lightning by Dave Selfe and Chris Newsome.
  • 3rd October 2006  Added image of the Rheita Valley region of the Moon by Chris Newsome and a picture of the Sun in H-alpha by Chris Newsome and Dave Selfe.
  • 1st October 2006  Updated meetings notices. Added the October 2006 sky notes. Added an article by Chris Newsome on his viist to Jodrell Bank in August 2006.
  • 7th September 2006  Added image of the Double Cluster by Chris Newsome.
  • 4th September 2006  Added images of the Sun in H-alpha taken by Dave Selfe and Uranus by Barry Ashforth.
  • 2nd September 2006  Added the September 2006 sky notes.
  • 28th August 2006  Added images of M33, Caldwell 23 and a double flare from Iridium 29 and 90 by Chris Newsome.
  • 22nd August 2006  Added image of a flare from Iridium 31 by Chris Newsome.
  • 20th August 2006  Added images of open clusters M34, M41, and M67 and the Leo Triplet of galaxies by Chris Newsome.
  • 19th August 2006  Added sequences of Mars images from 2005 and 2006, three images of Jupiter and several of Saturn - all by Barry Ashforth.
  • 17th August 2006  Added image of galaxies M81 and M82 by Adrian Brown and M101 by Adrian and Chris Newsome.
  • 16th August 2006  Added image of Saturn taken by Simon Allcock on the 21st January 2006 and a picture of sunset over Perinporth, Cornwall taken by him on the 3rd August 2006.
  • 10th August 2006  Added page on the observing session on Friday, 4th August 2006.
  • 7th August 2006  Added news item on Adrian Brown's image of the North America Nebula making Picture of The Week on the BAA website.
  • 5th August 2006  Updated meetings notices.
  • 1st August 2006  Added an image of M42 by Chris Newsome.
  • 31st July 2006  Added the August 2006 Sky Notes.
  • 29th July 2006  Added images of NGC 7789, Caldwell 13 and a multi-exposure image of the Sun moving across the sky by Chris Newsome.
  • 26th July 2006  Added image of IC 1318 by Adrian Brown.
  • 25th July 2006  Added images of the North America and Pelican Nebulae by Adrian Brown.
  • 24th July 2006  Added images of the Double Cluster, the Dumbell Nebula and  M71 by Chris Newsome.
  • 18th July 2006  Added image of the 6.5 day old Moon showing Earthshine and sunspots 865 and 866 from March/April 2006 by Chris Newsome. Also updated links page.
  • 15th July 2006  Added images of the first quarter and 18 day old Moon and the Ring Nebula by Chris Newsome.
  • 14th July 2006  Added image of elliptical galaxies M86 and M84 in the Virgo Cluster by Adrian Brown.
  • 11th July 2006  Added an image of galaxy M94 by Adrian Brown.
  • 10th July 2006  Updated meetings notices and added images of sunspot group 898, the Moon and Jupiter by Chris Newsome and M51 by Adrian Brown.
  • 6th July 2006  Added pictures of the DDAS at the Relay For Life, Moorways Stadium, Derby on 17th-18th June 2006.
  • 2nd July 2006  Added a false colour image of the Crescent Nebula by Adrian Brown.
  • 1st July 2006  Added the July 2006 Sky Notes.
  • 27th June 2006  Added picture of open cluster M29 by Chris Newsome.
  • 22nd June 2006  Added pictures of the Moon setting and the Sun rising on the 13th June by Chris Newsome.
  • 14th June 2006  Updated the contact details for the Secretary on the Becoming a Member and Meetings pages.
  • 13th June 2006  Added pictures of Jupiter and Ganymede and the 12.5 day old Moon by Chris Newsome.
  • 11th June 2006  Added images of The Dumbell Nebula, the The Whirlpool Galaxy and M13 by Chris Newsome.
  • 4th June 2006  Updated meetings notices. Added the June 2006 Sky Notes.
  • 21st May 2006  Updated the Committee and Becoming a Member pages. Added picture of the lunar crater Copernicus and surroundings by Chris Newsome and a picture of Frgament C of Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann by Adrian Brown.
  • 20th May 2006  Updated meetings notices and added many images of Comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann  as well as a movie of its motion taken by Chris Newsome during May 2006.
  • 19th May 2006  Added notice of the DDAS stand and stargazing activity at the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life at Moorways Stadium in Derby over the weekend of the 17th-18th June.
  • 7th May 2006  Updated meetings notices.
  • 4th May 2006  Added the January - April 2006 edition of Aries.
  • 1st May 2006  Added the May 2006 Sky Notes.
  • 30th April 2006  Added a link to an account of the 29th March 2006 total eclipse from Turkey by Charles Wiles.
  • 27th April 2006  Updated meetings notices.
  • 23rd April 2006  Added picture of the splitting of fragment B of comet 73P Schwassmann-Wachmann by Chris Newsome and Adrian Brown to the gallery.
  • 22nd April 2006  Updated meetings notices.
  • 18th April 2006  Expanded upon the description of the March 29th 2006 eclipse from Turkey and adding a picture by Charles Wiles of a 22 degree halo around the Sun seen before totality. Added an account of the eclipse from Turkey by journalist Fazile Zahir.
  • 15th April 2006  Added a description of the March 29th 2006 eclipse from Turkey by Mike Lancaster.
  • 14th April 2006  Added another picture of eclipse watching from Turkey.
  • 13th April 2006  Added pictures of the partial phases of the 29th March 2006 total eclipse by Mike Lancaster from Turkey and partial phases from the UK by Chris Newsome. Click here for an index to these eclipse pictures.
  • 10th April 2006  Added pictures of the total eclipse of 29th March 2006 taken by Mike Lancaster from Turkey.
  • 9th April 2006  Updated meetings notices.
  • 5th April 2006  Added the April 2006 Sky Notes.
  • 18th March 2006  Updated the meetings notices and added news item on a talk to primary school children at Thornbridge Outdoors.
  • 4th March 2006  Updated the meetings notices.
  • 1st March 2006  Added the March 2006 Sky Notes.
  • 28th February 2006  Added picture of Mars and the Pleiades by Chris Newsome.
  • 25th February 2006  Added pictures of M44 with Saturn and  Coma Berenices by Chris Newsome.
  • 19th February 2006  Updated meetings information. Added pictures of Mars from November 2005 by Simon Allcock and Chris Newsome. Also Saturn from November 2005 by Simon Allcock, a picture of the crescent moon and Venus from the 4th December 2005 by Chris Newsome, and one of M44 also by Chris.
  • 10th February 2006  Added the February 2006 Sky Notes.
  • 5th February 2006  Updated meetings information.
  • 22nd January 2006  Added images of The North America NebulaThe Plieades and M42 by Chris Newsome. Also the 10 day old moon by Simon Allcock and the 16 day old moon by Dave Selfe, and three spectacular images of Mars and one of Saturn by Barry Ashforth.
  • 15th January 2006  Added images of The Double Cluster by Chris Newsome and the full15 day old and 16 day old moon by Simon Allcock.
  • 14th January 2006  Added images of The North America NebulaM103 and Sunspot Group 822 by Chris Newsome.
  • 8th January 2006  Added several images of Mars by Barry Ashforth from the 9th, 26th and 31st October 2005, and from the 6th and 9th November 2005. Also an image of the Full Moon by Malcolm Neal, and sunspot group 822 and an Iridium 53 flare by Chris Newsome.
  • 7th January 2006  Updated meetings information. Added image of M108 by Chris Newsome.
  • 5th January 2006  Added image of Auriga by Chris Newsome.
  • 4th January 2006  Added image of M35 by Chris Newsome.
  • 2nd January 2006  Added images of M42Mars and Saturn by Simon Allcock.
  • 1st January 2006  Added the January 2006 Sky Notes.
  • 29th December 2005  Added a review of Redshift 5.1 Deluxe by Malcolm Neal. Also a wide field view of deep sky objects in Cassiopeia by Adrian Brown, and M31 by Chris Newsome from the 9th November 2005.
  • 27th December 2005  Added pictures of MarsOrion and Taurus by Chris Newsome from the 4th November 2005. Also M51 and M108 by Adrian Brown from the 4-5th November 2005.
  • 7th December 2005  Added a picture of M42 by Chris Newsome from the 4th November 2005.
  • 6th December 2005  Added a picture of the Horsehead Nebula by Adrian Brown.
  • 3rd December 2005  Updated meetings notices. Also added pictures of Mars and M45 from the 1st November 2005 and Mars from the 31st October 2005 taken by Chris Newsome.
  • 30th November 2005  Added the December 2005 Sky Notes and a picture of Mars taken by Adrian Brown on the 31st October 2005.
  • 29th November 2005  Added pictures of Mars by Simon Allcock et al. from the 15th October 2005 and Mars over Amsterdam Harbour by Chris Newsome from the 27th October 2005. Also added M103 by Chris Newsome and M1 and Caldwell 23 by Adrian Brown.
  • 27th November 2005  Improvements to the navigation and look of the site.
  • 26th November 2005  Introduced the brand new edition of Aries. Added a picture of an Iridium 7 flare by Chris Newsome. Removed frameset and the left hand navigation pane as Internet Explorer was right-clipping text in main frame and adding ugly scroll bars. Navigation should now rely on links at top and bottom of each page (requires scripting to be enabled in the browser security settings - usually the default for most users).
  • 24th November 2005  Added note on Mars observing session from Allestree Park on Friday, 9th December 2005 to the home page.
  • 20th November 2005  Added items on the observing session for Brownies at Aston-upon-Trent on the 16th November 2005 and the DDAS visit to see the IMAX film Magnificent Desolation in Bradford on the 22nd October 2005. Also added a page containing links to past Society events.
  • 12th November 2005  Added images of the Double Cluster, the PlieadesM31,  M39M57Mars and the 19.7 day old Moon by Chris Newsome to the gallery. Also added IC 1805 by Adrian Brown and a picture of the 12 day old Moon by Dave Selfe.
  • 11th November 2005  Added  Ursa Minor and Delphinus pages to the gallery.
  • 5th November 2005  Updated meeting notices and addeed links to Crystal Nebulae, K3CCDTools and Registax to the links page.
  • 31st October 2005  Added the November 2005 Sky Notes.
  • 30th October 2005  Added picture of  Mars taken by Mike Lancaster using the Society's 8" LX-90 on the 17th September 2005.
  • 28th October 2005  Added a picture of the moon one day before Harvest Moon on the 16th September 2005 and M42 on the same date by Chris Newsome. Also added pictures of  Mars and M42 by Adrian Brown from the 17th September 2005.
  • 27th October 2005  Added pictures of  sunspot group 798, M15 and the 11 day old Moon all taken by Chris Newsome on the 14th September 2005.
  • 26th October 2005  Added pictures of the  3.36 day old Moon, Jupiter, and Cygnus by Chris Newsome.
  • 23rd October 2005  Added pictures from the  2005 Flamsteed Lecture and updated meetings notices.
  • 8th October 2005  Updated  meetings notices and added notice of Society Trip to the home page.
  • 4th October 2005  Updated note on October 2005 meeting  meeting.
  • 1st October 2005  Added the October 2005 Sky Notes.
  • 29th September 2005  Added a note on this year's Flamsteed Lecture at The University of Derby to the home page.
  • 28th September 2005  Added images of M31 and M45 by Adrian Brown to the gallery.
  • 27th September 2005  Added an image of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus by Adrian Brown to the gallery.
  • 26th September 2005  Added a Venus in 2005 page to the gallery.
  • 25th September 2005  Added a Uranus page to the gallery and a page for M92.
  • 15th September 2005  Added the Wild Duck Cluster to the gallery.
  • 13th September 2005  Added a Meteors  page to the gallery with a picture of a Perseid near Cassiopeia by Adrian Brown.
  • 11th September 2005  Added a new Constellations section to the gallery.
  • 10th September 2005  Introduced Mars 2005 section to the gallery. Added images of an iridium flare , the 5.75 day old moon, the Double Cluster in Perseus,  M31 and M45 by Chris Newsome.
  • 9th September 2005  Added a video and images of  The Plieades and an image of  The Veil Nebula to the gallery.
  • 8th September 2005  Added sky charts showing Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus to the September 2005 Sky Notes.
  • 7th September 2005  Updated  meeting information.
  • 5th September 2005  Updated  meeting information. Posted the September 2005 Sky Notes.
  • 6th August 2005  Updated  meeting information.
  • 1st August 2005  Posted the August 2005 Sky Notes. Added a notice of the observing session on 12th August 2005 to home page.
  • 31st July 2005  Added pictures of the 11.4 day old , 12.39 day old and full  Moon by Chris Newsome.
  • 29th July 2005  Added pictures of this year's DDAS BBQ.
  • 21st July 2005  Updated  meeting information.
  • 16th July 2005  Re-designed the gallery page to organise items by object type. Introduced new galleries for the Moon by Lunation Day, Messier and NGC objects.
  • 12th July 2005  Added some pictures of Jupiter and Saturn by Simon Allcock from 20th December 2004 and 10th May 2005 to the gallery.
  • 8th July 2005  Added  link and note on the shuttle Return to Flight Mission STS-114 to the homepage.
  • 4th July 2005  Updated  meeting information and added note on the impact of Deep Impact to home page.
  • 30th June 2005  Posted the July 2005 Sky Notes.
  • 22nd June 2005  Added more  deep sky images by Simon Allcock, Adrian Brown and Chris Newsome.
  • 18th June 2005  Added pictures of DDAS sponsored walk of 14th May 2005. Added article by Simon Allcock on his visit to the Kennedy Space Center.
  • 11th June 2005  Added 7 new pictures of deep sky objects by Adrian Brown and Chris Newsome. Added a review of the Stellarium software by Chris Newsome. Also added a picture of Jupiter taken by Barry Ashforth.
  • 4th June 2005  Updated meetings information.
  • 31st May 2005  Posted June 2005 Sky Notes.
  • 24th May 2005  Added more mosaics of the Moon by Chris Newsome, the M64 and M66 galaxies by Adrian Brown and pictures of sunspots by Chris Newsome. Also added a link to the New Scientist Space.com website to the Links page.
  • 19th May 2005  Updated meeting information.
  • 16th May 2005  Updated membership subs. Added pictures of Jupiter, the M3 and M13 globular clusters and an Iridium flare by Chris Newsome.
  • 8th May 2005  Added image of M57 by Adrian Brown to the gallery. Updated meetings notices and Committee page.
  • 5th May 2005  Added more images of Jupiter by Adrian Brown and Chris Newsome to the gallery.
  • 2nd May 2005  Posted May 2005 Sky Notes.
  • 30th April 2005  Updated meetings notices. Added a review of the Celestron C6N by Chris Newsome. Introduced the reviews page.
  • 17th April 2005  Updated meetings notices. Added item on observing session of 16th April 2005. Added new Software section to Links page
  • 16th April 2005  Added Adrian Brown's pictures of globular clusters and Chris Newsome's pictures of the Europa transit of 10th April 2005 and the Moon.
  • 9th April 2005  Posted notice of public observing session in Allestree Park on the 16th April 2005 to the home page. Added article on Chris Newsome's visit to Basingstoke AS. Created new Visits page to hold links to articles on visits and trips by Society members.
  • 6th April 2005  Added more  deep sky and  Saturn images by Adrian Brown taken at Madogs Wells in Powys, Wales.
  • 6th April 2005  Added more Jupiter images by Chris Newsome.
  • 5th April 2005  Posted April 2005 Sky Notes. Updated meetings notices.
  • 25th March 2005  Added the latest pictures of Jupiter and The Moon by Adrian Brown and Chris Newsome to the gallery.
  • 16th March 2005  Posted notice of public observing session in Allestree Park on the 19th March 2005.
  • 8th March 2005  Added Whirlpool Galaxy and Eskimo Nebula pictures by by Adrian Brown to the gallery. Added Jupiter 2005  page to the gallery including an image by Chris Newsome.
  • 5th March 2005  Updated meetings notices.
  • 28th February 2005  Posted March 2005 Sky Notes. Added image of Mare Imbrium by Chris Newsome to home page. Updated meetings notices.
  • 16th February 2005  Added Chris Newsome's Moon pictures.
  • 6th February 2005 Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st January 2005  Posted February 2005 Sky Notes. Added an image of Saturn by Adrian Brown to the home page.
  • 23rd January 2005 Added pictures of M42 by Adrian Brown and Chris Newsome and Comet Machholz by Adrian Brown.
  • 15th January 2005 Added Titan surface picture from Huygens and link to an image of Saturn by Adrian Brown to home page.
  • 12th January 2005  Added item on the Huygens landing on Titan to the home page.
  • 9th January 2005   Added pictures of Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2) by Chris Newsome.
  • 31st December 2004  Posted January 2005 Sky Notes. Added item on Comet Machholz and Chris Newsome's photo of it to home page.
  • 6th December 2004  Updated meetings  notices.
  • 30th November 2004  Posted December 2004 Sky Notes. Added standing notice of observing sessions to home page.
  • 20th November 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st October 2004  Posted November 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 16th October 2004   Updated meetings notices and added October 2004 Sky Notes, and notices of the Orionid meteor shower and lunar eclipse this month.
  • 26th September 2004  Updated meetinggs notices and added announcement of Flamsteed Lecture to home page. 
  • 17th September 2004  Cancelled observing session due to rain.
  • 5th September 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st August 2004  Posted September 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 22nd August 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 7th August 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st July 2004  Posted August 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 28th July 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 17th July 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 4th July 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 30th June 2004  Posted July 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 21st June 2004  Added Malcolm Neal's pictures of the Venus transit. Added link to Cassini mission on homepage.
  • 19th June 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 16th June 2004  Added DDAS members pictures of the transit of Venus.
  • 14th June 2004  Added Mike Lancaster's pictures of Venus transit from Egypt.
  • 4th June 2004   Updated meetings notices. Added mugshots of Adrian Brown and Dave Selfe to the committee page .
  • 3rd June 2004  Added link to Macclesfield Astronomical Society
  • 2nd June 2004  Added diagram of Venus transit and finder chart for Comet NEAT to Sky Notes.
  • 1st June 2004  Posted June 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 30th May 2004   Added paragraph on streetlighting in Derby to home page.
  • 23rd May 2004  Placed pictue of Moon and Venus over Flamsteed Observatory by Chris Newsome on home page.
  • 22nd May 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 8th May 2004  Updated meetings notices and Committee page.
  • 5th May 2004  Removed notice of total lunar eclipse on the 4th May.
  • 30th April 2004  Posted May 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 29th April 2004  Added images of Jupiter and the Moon taken by Adrian Brown.
  • 24th April 2004  Updated meetings notices. Changed cover image on home page from society scope to Jupiter and Saturn images by Adrian Brown.
  • 17th April 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 3rd April 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 31st March 2004  Posted April 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 30th March 2004  Updated meeting notice on home page.
  • 24th March 2004  Updated meetings notices. Added Adrian Brown's latest images of Jupiter and Saturn.
  • 20th March 2004  Updated meetings information.
  • 14th March 2004  Updated meetings page.
  • 13th March 2004  Updated links page.
  • 7th March 2004  Added Moon and OU visit pictures from Graham Ensor.
  • 6th March 2004   Updated meetings information.
  • 4th March 2004  Added more Jupiter images by Graham Ensor to the gallery.
  • 29th February 2004  Posted March 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 28th February 2004   Updated info on observing meetings.
  • 21st February 2004   Updated info on observing meetings.
  • 15th February 2004  Added pic and link for March 2004 speaker to home page.
  • 12th February 2004  Announced March 2004 meeting and this year's Annual Trip.
  • 11th February 2004  Added picture of John Holmes to Commitee page. Updated meetings page.
  • 7th February 2004   Updated meetings information.
  • 31st January 2004  Replaced January Sky Notes with February Sky Notes. Added link to Telescope Planet.
  • 25th January 2004  Added link to Mars Express website and updated notice on NASA Mars Rovers. 
  • 23rd January 2004  Added Adrian Brown's images of Saturn taken on 17th January 2004.
  • 22nd January 2004  Added Graham Ensor's pictures of Saturn and Jupiter of 16th January 2004.
  • 17th January 2004   Removed notice of observing meeting on 16th January 2004.
  • 15th January 2004  Updated news item on Spirit Mars Exploration Rover on home page.
  • 10th January 2004  Updated meetings notices.
  • 4th January 2004  Added link and note on Spirit Mars Exploration Rover landing to home page. Added FAS logo.
  • 2nd January 2004  Added more events to Janaury 2004 Sky Notes.
  • 1st January 2004  Posted January 2004 Sky Notes. Removed links to Aries website. Changed home page picture to Mars montage. 
  • 28th December 2003  Added note on Royal Institution Christmas Lectures to home page.
  • 21st December 2003  Added link to Beagle 2 website and note on Deep Impact mission. 
  • 6th December 2003  Updated meetings information.
  • 1st December 2003  Replaced November 2003 sky notes with the December 2003 sky notes.
  • 22nd November 2003  Added review of Redshift 5. Updated links page.
  • 17th November 2003  Added Graham Ensor's pictures of sunspots from 27th October 2003.
  • 9th November 2003   Added Graham Ensor's pictures of the total lunar eclipse on 8-9th November 2003.
  • 8th November 2003   Updated meetings information.
  • 31st October 2003    Replaced the October 2003 Sky Notes with the November 2003 Sky Notes .
  • 23rd October 2003  Added a Moon picture to the gallery. Placed note regarding cancellation of 2003 trip on Annual Trip page. Added more info on November 2003 meeting.
  • 15th October 2003  Removed notice and page on Flamsteed Lecture 2003
  • 8th October 2003  Added Mars image of 25th September 2003 by Graham Ensor and Mike Dumelow and sketch of Mars by Mike Lancaster of 26th September 2003 to Mars page of gallery.
  • 4th October 2003  Replaced notice of October 2003  meeting with notice of November 2003 meeting. Updated meetings page.
  • 30th September 2003  Replaced the September 2003 Sky Notes and map with the October 2003 ones.
  • 20th September 2003  Added September 5th image of Mars by Graham Ensor and a sketch of Mars made on the 13th September by Mike Lancaster to the Mars page of the gallery.
  • 18th September 2003  Added image of Mars by Tony Razzell to the Mars page of the gallery. Updated meetings page.
  • 12th September 2003  Added page on the 2003 Flamsteed Lecture and notice about it on the home page.
  • 7th September 2003  Removed notice of September 2003 meeting from home and meetings pages.
  • 2nd September 2003.  Added sketch of Mars by Mike Lancaster, and removed previous sketch. Added notice of September 2003 meeting to home page. Added link to Astronomy Magazine on Links page.
  • 31st August 2003.  Replaced the August 2003 Sky Notes and Map with the September 2003 ones.
  • 24th August 2003.  Removed notice of public viewing session in Markeaton Park. Added titles for December 2003 and January 2004 talks.
  • 20th August 2003.  Added notice about public observing night on Saturday 23rd August 2003 on home and meetings pages.
  • 16th August 2003  Reset hit counter. Removed Mars lecture notice from home and meetings pages. Added extra link to meetings on home page.
  • 10th August 2003  Added sketch of Mars by Mike Lancaster.
  • 9th August 2003  Fixed bug in IE and Safari browsers on Mac OS X where images were broken. This was due to the illegal use of backslash in image src that browsers running on Microsoft Windows are happy with. Replaced with forward slashes.
  • 31st July 2003  Added August 2003 Sky Notes and chart. Added notice on home page about Mars lecture.
  • 23rd July 2003  Added new pictures including Graham Ensor's observations of Mars into a new gallery page.
  • 6th July 2003  Removed notice of barbecue from home page.
  • 1st July 2003  Added July 2003 Sky Notes and chart.
  • 26th June 2003   Added Graham Ensor's pictures of the eclipse of May 31st 2003. Updated meetings programme. Added note on the barbecue on home page.
  • 20th June 2003  Added Keith Plamping's eclipse pictures of May 31st 2003. Added entry on meetings page for the special society lecture on August 15th 2003 entitled 'The Rocky Road to Mars'.
  • 16th June 2003  Added Ian Benett's partial solar eclipse pictures of May 31st 2003.
  • 8th June 2003   Introduced this page. Removed entry for June 2003 meeting. Added picture of Edmund May on committee page . Updated link to Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society.

 

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