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Guest speaker Lee Sproats

Guest speaker Lee Sproats

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Mr Lee Sproats from Greenwitch Observatory presented an interesting evening with a lecture on telescopes and observing techniques to a packed society meeting followed by a question and answer session. Mr Sproats promised to give a further presentation to the society in the Autum, saying “It was a pleasure to give a talk to such an interested group of...

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Constellation of the Month March : Ursa Major

Constellation of the Month March : Ursa Major

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

Ursa Major is one of the oldest of the constellations, and is included in the forty-eight listed by Ptolemy. In western mythology Ursa Major was originally named Callisto.  In Hindu astronomy it is named as Sapta Rishi, meaning the ‘Seven Great Sages. The seven stars are very important in Taoist astrology. Sometimes there are said to be nine stars...

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Keighley Girl Guides Interest Day

Keighley Girl Guides Interest Day

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Saturday 26th January 2013. Keighley Girlguides interest day.  Organised by Mrs Janet Armstrong. Held at the University academy, Keighley. Paul Neaves undertook a Rocket workshop, with the Guide members. The activity involved the participants constructing their own rocket from papers and Sellotape. The finished rockets were launched by means of a...

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