Getting through 100l of hot chocolate... Come to our next Stargazing event!

 

Explore the universe with us on even weeks, Thursday 21:00 - 23:30 at the University Observatory

 

 

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Welcome to AstroSoc St Andrews!
Welcome to AstroSoc St Andrews!

Whether it's for the stars, the hot chocolate, or the banter - we've got you covered.

Peer into Our Universe.
Peer into Our Universe.

The Ring Nebula is remarkably easy to find through our telescopes...

Our Beautiful Universe
Our Beautiful Universe

Galileo once called them the "Ears of Saturn" - see them for yourself.

Welcome to AstroSoc St Andrews!
Welcome to AstroSoc St Andrews!

Whether it's for the stars, the hot chocolate, or the banter - we've got you covered.

Planet-forming Disks Revealed in Striking Images

January 01, 2020

[From Sky and Telescope] If Earth is the cradle of humanity, then where did the cradle come from?

The question of how planets form has long stymied astronomers, in part because the process is so difficult to see. The seeds of planet formation occur under a shroud of dust and gas, within a young star’s protoplanetary disk. As planets form and as the star ignites fusion and brightens, the gas is dispersed, leaving behind a debris disk of dust, planetesimals, and full-blown planets.

What Are Black Holes?

September 15, 2016

We've all heard about black holes. From science fiction to bizarre news stories and beyond, myths and misconceptions have circulated popular culture since their discovery. But what are they?

From John Weaver's Column at the Frosty Drew Observatory

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