About DASH Astro
DASH Astro Events
Next Observing Session
Saturday 27 & 28th January 2017 - @ RSPB Minsmere : starting at about 7:00 pm
Sunset is at 16:32 Moonset 17:21 with a 0.3% moon.
This is our Annual Star Gazing Live event where we invite the general public to a feast of star gazing through a variety of telescopes an view displays of the night sky. This even is not weather dependant an will have a wet weather program to interest most.
This normally coinsides with the BBC2 event but we have had to commit to these dates before the BBC announces its schedule, so they may be different.
Our Next Meeting
Saturday 11th February 2017 - start at 7:30pm @ Westleton Village Hall
Tonight's meeting has Bill Barton as our speaker , with a a completion of his "History of the Royal Observatory".
following Bills talk we will have David Murton with a beginners guide on Astrophotography
As well as Bill and Davids talks, there will also be our regular meeting night items, such as "What's on in the Night Sky"
as well as tea and coffee.
Don't forget to visit the Downloads Page for interesting stuff....
With the aid of Westleton Parish Council, Westleton Common,
our Prime Observing Site has been granted Dark Sky Discovery Site Status.
On a DASH Observing night, observing should be the first priority. That being said after consultation of the local weather trends and people on the ground, we will publish either by email, Twitter, FaceBook, on the website, the likelihood of observing going ahead...
In the event where it is doubtful, but not certain of bad seeing conditions, we will look at the conditions on the common and make a final decision to transfer to the Crown, or alternatively, the White Horse Westleton.
So your actions on the night should be, 1st :- check the common car park. 2nd :- the Crown back room, and finally :- if the Crown is shut due to a private function try the White Horse....
We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible.but the latest will be 3:00pm on the day of observing.