Photos by E Gibson (left) and A Dumitriu (right)

 As well as the public lectures, we at the ASG carry out a range of outreach activities throughout the year. During the winter months, these focus on introducing people to the night sky and giving them the chance to observe the Moon, stars, galaxies and nebulae through a range of telescopes. During the summer, the focus not unexpectedly changes to solar observing.

Come along to these events and meet us, whether you're a beginner or an experienced astronomer. If you're thinking of buying a telescope, you can see the various types some of our members use - but you should also check out some of the advice available online.

Some of our upcoming activities are listed below.

Stars Over Rouken Glen

On 27th March, the ASG, in in co-operation with the Rouken Glen Park authorities, will take you through the night sky on view and, if the weather allows, let you see through some of the Society's telescopes to see for yourself some of the wonders of the night sky. If the weather does not allow us to view the heavens on the night, we will present a lecture or two on astronomical subjects we hope you will find interesting.

There will be ample time to ask questions on telescopes, the solar system, Galaxies, black holes and any other astronomical topic that you always wanted to know about but were afraid to ask!