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Comet 2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)

Comet 2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Comet 2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) is currently in the evening sky. In the past week or two it has been visible with the naked eye from the southern hemisphere, even from cities, so we are hoping for a similar show as seen from the UK. However, news stories that suggest that it may be easily visible this week are based on US information, as it will be slightly...

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Keighley Girl Guides Day March 2013

Keighley Girl Guides Day March 2013

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Saturday 2nd March saw Keighley astronomical society take part in the Keighley Girl Guides interest day held at the University academy on Green Head Lane Keighley. The event was organised by Mrs Janet Armstrong. Paul Neaves set up a total of four rocket workshops during the course of the day which involved 60 Guides making their own rockets from paper and...

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Constellation of the Month April : Hydra

Constellation of the Month April : Hydra

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

Hydra (the constellation of the Water snake or Sea serpent) An original constellation. Mythologically it was a monster with a hundred heads. It was Hercules second labour to kill the monster, which he did. Hydra has the distinction of being the largest separate constellation in the Sky and also one of the dullest. Its has only one bright star,...

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