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Constellation of the Month November : Andromeda

Constellation of the Month November : Andromeda

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

The stars of Andromeda arc up and to the left of the top left star of the square of Pegasus. (Alpheratz or Alpha Andromedae). Alpheratz is included in the square of Pegasus, and was at one time classified in the Pegasus constellation. The reason for its transfer is not clear. Andromeda consists mainly of a line of fairly bright stars extending from the...

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Space Academy holiday club at Christ Church Oakworth

Space Academy holiday club at Christ Church Oakworth

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The summer holiday club at Christ Church, Oakworth this year was based on the theme of a ‘Space Academy for young Space cadets’ and took place on the 13th and 14th August. Organised by the vicar John Rodgers and members of the Church congregation, The Church was converted into Mission control, Oakworth. Keighley Astronomical Society was invited as co...

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Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Some of the first photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower during its peak on the night of 12th August have surfaced across the internet. The pictures from around Yorkshire show a spectacular cosmic light show with shooting stars and bright streaks in the night skies. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year from the end of July and into August. It is...

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In the Footsteps of Galileo

In the Footsteps of Galileo

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Last month, Society Chairperson, Mr Paul Neaves visited the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, In Italy. It is located just outside the centre of Florence, on the same hill where Galileo Galilei spent, in forced exile, the last 11 years of his life. In 1610, Galileo published his ‘Starry Messenger’, describing the surprising observations that he had...

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