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Welcome to the East Antrim Astronomical Society website.............................The Friendly Place for anyone interested in Astronomy....................................Please feel free to sign the guestbook and let us know you are visiting


What's New At EAAS

EAAS Programme updated for 2003 & 2004

Our next meeting is Monday evening, 3rd November at the Ballyrobert Primary School. Click here to find out how to get to Ballyrobert.

EAAS Member, Philip Baxter will be giving a talk on "Our closest Star - a beginner's guide". This will also be a beginner's night and observing, weather permitting, so bring your telescope with you.


Astrophotography on a Budget EAAS meeting report

About sixty people attended what was a very popular lecture at our 6 October meeting. Mark and Nigel Stronge gave their talk on "Astrophotography on a Budget".

Click here for the full report.


Stronge Astrophotography

On Thursday 2nd October at 0005hrs, we captured our best yet image of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula.

Read more here.


Astrophotography on a Budget follow-up resources

As promised, here is the page that has loads of useful information and links to get you started.



Queen Mary 2 will host the world's 1st onboard planetarium.

Click here for the full article.


James Adamson captures latest Sunspot Group 464

Click here for the image.


Encke Comet, coming soon to a Galaxy near you

Over the coming weeks and months, Comet Encke will be well placed in the evening sky for viewing, and is continuing to brighten, possibly up to Magnitude 6 by the end of the year. Click here for details.


Honour for Terry Moseley

Mr Terry Moseley, former President of the Irish Astronomical Association, and a leading light in amateur astronomy in Ireland, was recently honoured by the International Astronomical Union, (IAU), by having an asteroid named after him.

Click here for the full report with images.


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NEW! The EAAS now has a guestbook. Let us have your comments here.



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The Messier Catalogue with historical details and professional and amateur photographs

Astro Enquiries ?

 What is that I saw in the sky tonight? Where do you buy telescopes and how do you tell a good one from a bad one? These and any other reasonable enquires can be answered by our resident astronomical expert John McConnell, EAAS chairman:


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