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Friday at The Skipton Buildng Society ‘Grassroots’ Giving launch 2015

Friday at The Skipton Buildng Society ‘Grassroots’ Giving launch 2015

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

Friday 24th April 2015. Skipton building society celebrated the 2015 launch of its award-winning community giving scheme ‘Grassroots Giving’ by holding a “village fete” themed display in the cafe area at the society’s Bailey headquarters. Keighley Astronomical Society was invited to attend as one of the previous years winning community groups....

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George Ellery Hale with Rod Hine

George Ellery Hale with Rod Hine

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

The April society meeting was on Wednesday 22nd. ‘George Ellery Hale, and the Golden Age of American Astronomy”, was the title of the presentation at Aprils society meeting delivered by Rod Hine from our neighbours at Bradford Astronomical Society. George Ellery Hale, was a driven individual, who worked to found a number of significant...

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Visit to Joderal Bank Discovery Centre

Visit to Joderal Bank Discovery Centre

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

On Saturday 28th March 2015, society chairman Paul Neaves visited Joderal Bank Radio telescope, and discovery centre with society members, Elaine and Brian. The Discovery Centre is a great day out for all interested persons. You can explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope. The Jodrell Bank...

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Probing the Core of Andromeda with Professor Andrew Newsam

Probing the Core of Andromeda with Professor Andrew Newsam

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Wednesday 25th March 2015 was the March meeting of Keighley Astronomical Society. The guest presenter was Prof Andy Newsam, from the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University. He presented his work on the Milky Way’s next-door neighbour; the Andromeda Galaxy. An ideal place to study many areas of astronomy. However, the many...

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Rocket building with Merlin Top primary School Keighley

Rocket building with Merlin Top primary School Keighley

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Main, News | 0 comments

Primary school pupils in Keighley learned about the science behind space travel and the how rockets work.. Keighley Astronomical Society used  part of a grant from the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Fund to stage a visit to year five students at Merlin Top primary. Two classes of approx 30 ‘Space cadets’ were glued to a...

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