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May 2013 society meeting

May 2013 society meeting

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Events, News | 0 comments

Guest speaker Dr Mike Evans, from the School of mathematics, Leeds University spoke on the Light speed barrier, and why it can not be broken. He also travelled with members to Raygill Astronomy club for a spot of observing on a lovely clear night. We hope he will return again in the next season.

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Constellation of the Month July : Cygnus

Constellation of the Month July : Cygnus

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Constellation Of the Month, News | 0 comments

Summer is generally regarded as the worst time for stargazing. It is true that the period of darkness is short and that the brilliant winter constellations are out of view. But the summer skies are certainly not devoid of interest. There are several legends associated with Cygnus the Swan. According to one of these, Jupiter changed himself into a swan when...

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Constellation of the Month June : Scorpius

Constellation of the Month June : Scorpius

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Constellation Of the Month, News | 0 comments

The scorpion is a superb constellation. Methodologically it is the scorpion, which rose out of the ground at Juno’s command, at attack the great hunter Orion. A large and sprawling constellation, which lies near the Milky Way, and thus holds many bright open and globular star clusters. A welcome change after hunting down the faint and distant galaxies of...

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April society meeting with Mr Paul Kabrna

April society meeting with Mr Paul Kabrna

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

A full society meeting saw the presentation by Mr Paul Kabrna from the Craven and Pendle geological Society. His presentation on the ‘Dynamic earth’ was enjoyed by all. He took several questions from society members after his talk, and will be back with us in February 2014.

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Constellation of the Month May : Virgo

Constellation of the Month May : Virgo

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Constellation Of the Month, News | 0 comments

Virgo (the constellation of the Virgin) In mythology Virgo was identical with Astraea, the daughter of Jupiter and Themis, and the goddess of justice. During the golden age Astraea ruled the world, but when mankind altered its ways the goddess was so disgusted that she returned to heaven. I think we know how she felt with world affairs as they are. Spica,...

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