Have you ever seen a billion-year-old rock burn across the night sky in a blazing ball of fire?
Welcome, this is our home on the web, packed with all you could ever need to know about astronomy in Durham. From when we hold our observing sessions, to pictures from our latest socials and our astrophotography projects, the rest of this site will answer all your questions. You can join in discussions on the forum or browse our extensive archive of observing logs and articles written by members. Why not contribute something yourself, after all this is your society. Also we now have a library of books for you to borrow.
When did you last see Saturn's majestic rings or Jupiter's infamous moons? Never seen them? AstroSoc can show you all this and much more! We're a friendly group of people who meet weekly to gaze at the night sky. We also gather for special events such as meteor showers and solar eclipses. When we're not watching the skies, we organise fortnightly lectures with guest speakers on a wide variety of astronomical topics. You don't need to know about astronomy to join, just come along and enjoy the show!
Over the last few years we have been branching out into astrophotography using our Canon EOS 350D dSLR camera, as well as exploring astronomy in a wider context, particularly with regard to its relevance to modern culture.
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Read the latest Word from the President who will keep you updated with Society news and reviews of the latest happenings.
Durham University Astronomical Society is affiliated to the DSU. However, DSU has no control over the content of this site, nor does the University of Durham. Everything here is entirely the product of the Astronomical Society, except where otherwise credited.
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