Yearly Archives: 2016

Maintenance on the Site

Hello everyone, Many of you might have noticed that recently things have been running slow. This was due to many complications with the site and people working on it. However most of these are past, and the site will continue to grow and be maintained from here on! Also, all […]

PYT Night

On the 2nd February 2016, Members of TweedAstroS held an Astronomy Evening for the young people of Peeblesshire Youth Trust. Despite the telescopes and binoculars being set up whilst the skies were clear, the young people and their mentors only had a very short time to view before snow started […]

ROE Trip

On the 27th January, 25 members of TAS visited the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh for a tour of the facility. The main tour was supplemented by an additional look behind the scenes of the Astronomy Technology Centre care of Dr John Davies, a staff astronomer at the Centre and an honorary […]

Kingsland Primary Astronomy Quiz

During February, the Society presented Kingsland Primary School in Peebles with a space/astronomy quiz for the primary five pupils. The school is now affiliated to our Society and this subject is a small part of their educational programme. The winners were duly drawn at the school on 2nd March with […]

Borders Science Festival Event 2015

31st May 2015 Members of TweedAstroS were on hand to help out at the Borders Science Festival event held at the Peebles Library where Matjaz Vidmar from the Royal Observatory led an evening of Astronomy-related activities. Members of the public heard presentations on the technologies which have shaped modern astronomy, […]

School Planetarium Day

  On Wednesday 25th March, The Society organised a planetarium outreach event at the Peebles Community Centre for the benefit of 175 local primary and nursery children from First Nursery, Broughton, Newlands and Kingsland Primary Schools. Two staff from The Royal Observatory in Edinburgh manned the mobile Planetarium (see picture) […]

Kielder Trip

21st March 2015   What a success our trip to Kielder Observatory was last night! Thank you to all who came along from Tweeddale AS and Ancrum AC. Our joint trip to the dark skies of Northumbria was rewarded with a beautifully clear night and stunning views through the Observatory’s […]

Solar Eclipse Viewing

The TweedAstroS were out in force to view the Solar Eclipse on 20th March 2015. A group of enthusiast were out at Whitestone Park in Peebles where members of the public came along to share in the event with the amateur astronomers. The view was very brief because of thick […]

Gastronomical Geminids

Gastronomical Geminids (13the December 2014)   Members of TweedAstroS celebrated the peak of the Geminid meteor shower with an wonderful Indian buffet meal provided by our friends at the Shukria. What a spread! The after dinner entertainment was in the form of a presentation given by none other than Dr […]

Kingsland Scope Night 2014

25th November 2014   The TweedAstroS paid a visit to Kingsland Primary School for an evening of stargazing on the 25th November 2014. The children of Primary 5, along with their parents, enjoyed a talk about the scale of the universe, looking at the telescopes on show and talking to […]