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Super Lunar eclipse

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

In the early hours of Monday 28th September, people around the world have observed a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincided with a so-called “supermoon”. A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky. The eclipse – which made the Moon appear red , was...

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Icelandic Aurora

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Main | 0 comments

The guest speaker at the September society meeting on Wednesday 23rd was Mr Robert Williams from Huddersfield Astronomical Society. His presentation was entitled ‘Icelandic Aurora’. Mr Williams spoke about a recent holiday he had in Iceland, at the village of Reykjahlíð on the shores of lake Mývatn. He explained how Aurora are created, from solar...

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Raygill Star Party 16th September 2015

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Main | 0 comments

Wednesday 16th September saw a fantastic turn out budding astronomers at Keighley astronomical societies Star party at Raygill Fishing Lakes. Raygill an established ‘Dark Sky’ Location was the ideal location for this family orientated event. The Skies were clear. Objects on view were Saturn (before it sank below the Horizon). The Andromeda Galaxy, and...

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Saltaire Science Festival 2015

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Main | 0 comments

The Saltaire Festival is an annual celebration of music and art run by volunteers, but this year it wasn’t just art on show. On Saturday 12th September, Kirsty Pringle (SEE) from the University of Leeds decided to inject a bit of science into the event by running a successful science fair. There were several family orientated activities run by the Science...

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Go Wild Wednesday

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Main | 0 comments

Bracken Hall, Baildon, was the location for the first of the summer seasons family orientated events. Keighley astronomical society was pleased to be invited by the local community group, to take part in the first of the events on Wednesday 29th July 2015. The free event, gave the children the opportunity to make their own paper rocket. To decorate it and...

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