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November Society Meeting

November Society Meeting

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

The oxygen we breathe, the iron in our blood, and almost all the other elements that make up the world around us, were formed during the lives and deaths of stars in the distant past of our Universe. Nuclear astrophysicst Dr Alison Laird brought together the physics of the very very small with the physics of the astronomical! At the November meeting of...

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December Society Meeting Dr Stephane Regnier

December Society Meeting Dr Stephane Regnier

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday  11th December 2013. 44 society members where present as French astro-physicisc Dr Stephane Regnier discussed the ‘Sun’s Atmosphere’. Dr Regnier is currently a research fellow at the university of central Lancashire. He received his PhD in Plasma Physics from the University Paris XI (France). With postdoctoral experiences in...

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Shipley Men’s forum presentation

Shipley Men’s forum presentation

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Wednesday 11th December Keighley Astronomical Society were the guest presenters at the fortnightly meeting of Shipley Men’s forum.  Society chairperson Mr Paul Neaves  gave a short lecture on the basics of Astronomy to approximately 30 ‘Probus’ members. Aspects covered were the history of astronomy, the solar system, galaxies and the...

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Observation evening Redcar Tarn 4th December 2013

Observation evening Redcar Tarn 4th December 2013

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Several members from Keighley astronomical Society held an observation evening at the side of Recar Tarn, on Keighley Moor. With the naked eye, binoculars and a small selection of telescopes the winter night sky was scanned. The sky was half covered in cloud but it moved quickly in the cold wind to allow a good spectrum of constellations of stars to be...

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Green Witch

Green Witch

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

November 2nd saw anniversary celebrations at ‘Green Witch’, The Telescope and Binocular Specialists located in Birstal, organised by Dr Lee Sproats. Staff from the shop hosted a day of events at their High Street premises and at the Wellbeing Centre around the corner. There was equipment demonstrations, competitions and a fundraising raffle in aid local...

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