Here is a list of the observing sections that SPA members can contribute to, or seek guidance from. Each has its own sub-site.
Aurora Section – this covers sky glows from the Northern Lights, plus displays of noctilucent clouds.
Comet Section – members study the visits of these ghostly wonderers to the inner Solar System.
Deep Sky Section – we’ll help you to observe the brighter galaxies and nebulae.
Lunar Section – our closest neighbour in space is a fascinating world to study.
Meteor Section – “shooting stars” may be seen throughout the year, and you don’t need a telescope.
Occultation Section – members time the moment when the Moon passes in front of stars.
Planetary Section – A small telescope will show surface detail on some of our neighbours in the Solar System.
Solar Section – as long as you take proper precautions, our home star is interesting to observe.
Variable Star Section – the study of brightness variations of some stars can be carried out with the unaided eye or binoculars.