ESAS Publicity

2017

St Richards latest Newsletter , Science STEM Ambassador Visit; Year 9 GCSE astronomers were delighted to welcome STEM Ambassadors from the ESAS to lead a session on telescope types and were then able, as the sun made a brief appearance in a clear blue sky, to focus on some solar observing. Read more... 

2016

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/chance-to-capture-planets-on-camera-1-7398546

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/stargazers-host-two-more-great-evening-events-1-5976378

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/chance-to-view-mercury-from-de-la-warr-pavilion-1-7363185

 

2015

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/eclipsed-by-rotten-weather-with-bexhill-under-clouds-1-6653076
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11864991.Solar_Eclipse__Get_ready_for_biggest_visible_solar_spectacular_since_1999/

 

2014

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/stargazing-event-tomorrow-night-1-6172384

 

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/stargazers-host-two-more-great-evening-events-1-5976378

 

2013

http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/is-it-santa-or-just-a-space-station-1-6481696http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/keep-watching-the-skies-bexhill-is-a-good-place-for-stargazers-1-5697815

 

2012

9th March 2012 ~ Bexhill & Hastings Observers ~ ESAS Meeting, 1st March 2012

The steady stream of stunning photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) since its launch in 1990 has been the general public's window on what is probably the richest data harvest in history from a single astronomical instrument... (more)

2nd March 2012 ~ Battle & Rye Observers ~ Robertsbridge Cubs

Eighteen lively cubs, aged between eight and ten years and striving for their Astronomy Badge, spent last Thursday eneing star watching with East Sussex Astronomical Society at their headquarters in Robertsbridge... (more)

25th February 2012 ~ Agus Saturday Magazine ~ He's reaching for the stars

Nione Meakin meets David Pulley, chairman of the East Sussex Astronimical Society,and finds out why science has become sexy... (more)

24th February 2012 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ Focus on the Hubble Telescope

Former Bexhillian Dr Robert Fosbury (pictured) will address the East Sussex Astronomical Society's March meeting to reveal the Hubble legacy.

He joined the European Coordinating Facility of the Hubble Space Telescope...(more)

17th February 2012 ~ Hastings Observer ~ Astronomer gves talk at Blacklands

As part of the BBC's Stargazing Live programme Simon Allen fromthe East Sussex Astronomical Society(ESAS) gave a talkto year five pupils at Blacklands School on getting started in astronomy...(more)

10th February 2012 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ Radio Astronomy (and Hastings Obs.)

In his talk on Backyard Radio Astronomy, Graham Darlington, of Worthing Astronomical Society, revealed how an amateur could get started in this field. The ready availability of modern off-the-shelf electronics and the efforts of a number of groups ...(more)

3rd February 2012 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ I've been keeping my eyes on the skies (in all local papers)

Just lately I've dug my old telescope out of the back of my rather cluttered kennel and have been keeping an eye on the night sky over Sussex... (more)

27th January 2012 ~ Bexhill Observe ~ Astronomical Society sees numbers double. (in all local papers)

Four hundrer people turned out for an afternoon of astronomy for all ages and abilities, hosted by East Sussex Astronomical Society (ESAS).

Record numbers are now taking an interest in the night sky thanks in part to the BBC's Stargazing Live programme,... (more)

20th January 2012 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ Stargazing Live at Chantry Community Primary School

Children look at the stars

Monday evening saw pupils at Chantry Community Primary School host an astronomical event as part of BBC's Stargazing Liveweek. ...(more)

16th January 2012 ~ The Argus ~ Sussex star gazing on the rise

The number of people stargazing in Sussex is soaring.

One of the county's stargazing socities has reported a huge increase in attendance... (more)

13th January 2012 ~ Hastings Observer ~ ESAS meeting 5th January 2012

Relating our everyday experience to the immensity of the distances and the times involved in describing fully the universe in which we live requires considerable mental... (more)

13th January 2012 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ Star turn at the De La Warr Pavilion

An outer space experience is on offer at the De La Warr Pavilion next Friday, 20th January, when the venue and the East Sussex Astronomcal Society come ...(more)

 

2011

9th December 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS Meeting 1st December 2011

In 1967 Jocelyn Bell, a young Cambridge research student, made one of the great astronomical discoveries of the 20th century: the first pulsar  Now 44 years on... (more)

25th November 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ Publicity for the 1st December Meeting

Top astronomer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnellwill be in Bexhill on Thursday, December 1st to tell her story In Pursuit of Pulsars to the East Sussex Astronomical Society...(more)

25th November 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS meeting for 3rd November 2011

Robotic exploration of Mars has paid extrodinary dividends.  Professor Andrew Coates of University College London, active in building instrumentation for both past... (more)

14th October 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS Meeting 6th October 2011

October's meeting presented four short , absorbing talks by local members.  First Graham Appleby on Occultations, the blocking of light from one astronomical body by another...(more)

7th October 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer (also Hastings Obs) ~ Strangelights appear in night sky

Strange lights in the sky may be visible over Bexhill and surrounding villages tomorrow night, Saturday, but people should not be fearful of space invadersor UFO's....(more)

30th September 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ Visit to Sir Patrick Moore

Students meet the master of the Universe...Students from St Richard's Catholic College and their teacher, Dr Joolz Durkin, joined up with 55 members of the East Sussex Astronomical Society to visit the West Sussex home of space guru, Sir Patrick Moore. ...(more)

26th August 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS Meeting

Stargazers welcome the Astronomer Royal.  Bexhill's stargazers will be welcoming a very special guest on the 1st September - the Astronomer Royal.  Martin Rees (pictured) has had a distinguished research career investigating...(more)

26th August 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ Bexhill Rotary Club

The birth of stars was the subject of a fascinating talk given by David Pulley, chairman of the East Sussex Astronomical Society, at Bexhill's Rotary Club's most recent meeting, held at the Cooden Beach Golf Club...(more)

15th July 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS Meeting

In 1835 the distinguished French philosopher Auguste Comte voiced the prevailing opion that "On the subject of stars, we shall never be able by any means to study their chemical composition" ~ surely...(more)

8th July 2011 ~ Bexhill Observer ~ A 'sun' thing to do on Bexhill seafront

East Sussex Astronomical Society is planning to use Bexhill promenade to mount a stroll through the solar system, showing how the planets relate to one another in terms of size and distance...(more)

1st July 2011, Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS Meeting

The era of exoplanet astronomy (the study of panets orbiting other stars) began in 1995 with the discovery of 51 Pegasi.  Dr Peter Wheatley of the University of Warwick.....(more)

13th May 2011, Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS Meeting

This months speaker took a rather different look at the night sky.  Ian Ridpath has nearly 40 years experience...(more)

15th April 2011, Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS Meeting

Every day common sense turns out to be a destinctly unreliable guide when trying to understand the behaviour of the very large (the universe as a whole)... (more)

11th March 2011, Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS March Meeting

Energy from the Sun plays a key role in powering the processes which shape our planet and lives , not least our climate.The effect of solar variability on climate has long...(more)

11th February 2011, Bexhill Observer ~ ESAS February Meeting

The astonishing and continuing pace of development in the capabilities of digital cameras has allowed amateurs to create astronomical images not previously ... (more)

21st January 2011, Bexhill Observer and Hastings Observer ~ ESAS January Meeting

Sadly the weather intervened to frustrate the Society's plans to observe early January's  partial solar eclipse and Quadrantids meteor.... (more)

8th January 2011, Bexhill Observer ~ Society's Star Turn

East Sussex Astronomical Society will have a range of telescopes and binoculars on the south terrace... (more)

8th January 2011, Bexhill Observer~  ESAS December Meeting

When snow prevented December's scheduled speaker from... (more)

 

2010

31st December 2010, Friday Ad ~ BBC Stargazing Live

Watch a partial eclipse of the Sun , Tuesday 4th January ... (more)

24th December 2010, Bexhill Observer ~ Students start stargazing with eyes on their futures.

Bexhill High School has formed an inspirational partnership with the East Sussex Astronomical Society ... (more)

29th October 2010, Bexhill Observer ~ Talk in memory of astronomer Peter

A memorial talk will be held next week by East Sussex Astronomical Society to raise funds for St Michael's Hospice ... (more)

 

2009

30th October 2009, Bexhill Observer ~ East Sussex Astronomical Society

East Sussex Astronomical Society (ESAS) is now starting its 11th year ... (more)