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Founded 1972.

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Southern Area Group of Astronomical Societies


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SOLENT AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS - INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY

ABOUT SOLENT AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS SOCIETY
Find out about the history of the Society, contact details, frequently asked questions, Toothill Observatory, meetings and membership.

SOLENT AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS SOCIETY CONSTITUTION
Reproduced in full, the Society's Constitution which outlines how the Society is governed.

GALLERY ONE
Astrophotos taken by Solent members.

GALLERY TWO
More astrophotos taken by Solent members.

GALLERY THREE
Yet more astrophotos taken by Solent members.

LIBRARY - ARCHIVED BOOKS
Find out about the Society's archived library books.

LIBRARY - CURRENT BOOKS
Find out about the Society's currently available library books.

MEETINGS and MEMBERSHIP
Find out where and when the Society meets; the subject and speaker for our next monthly meeting.
Find out about joining the Society, Membership types and fees, Membership joining form.

OBSERVATORY AND PUBLIC VIEWING
Find out more about our observatory and when it is open to the public. Find out more about arranging private visits to the observatory.


ASTRONOMY AND SPACE NEWS AND INFORMATION

SKYWATCH - Sun
Local Sunrise, Transit, and Sunset timetables.

SKYWATCH - Moon
Lunar phases and Apsides, local Moonrise, Transit, and Moonset timetables.

UNIVERSE TODAY - SPACE NEWS FROM AROUND THE INTERNET
Get the very latest space news. Mission updates and some of the latest science from space.


ASTRONOMY REFERENCE PAGES

ASTRONOMICAL GLOSSARY
Ever wondered what syzygy means? Over 250 astronomical terms and definitions on this page.

ASTRONOMICAL TABLES 1
Astronomical data for The Solar System and miscellaneous objects.

ASTRONOMICAL TABLES 2
Astronomical data for Stars.

ASTRONOMICAL TABLES 3
Astronomical data for Deep-sky objects.


INFORMATION PAGES

CHOOSING AND USING TELESCOPES AND BINOCULARS
Thinking of buying an instrument? Don't part with your money until you've read this.

HINTS AND TIPS FOR THE BEGINNER AND BEYOND...
Just started getting interested in astronomy? Read this for some pointers.

LIGHT POLLUTION - Q & A
Find out more about this crucial astronomical and environmental issue.

NAMING AND BUYING STARS
Thinking of 'buying' a star? Buyer beware! Read this before you pay.


WEBSITE PAGES

LINKS
Get tangled in the Web! Enough links to get you well and truly lost in cyberspace.

THE WEBSITE PAGE
Information about this Website and its history.


This Website was first posted on the 5th June 1999.
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This Website was designed and written, and is maintained by Derek Haselden using a CBM Amiga 1200 computer.

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Pete Cutler, Joyce Hamilton-Dyer and Dave Allen
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