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Viking Astronomy

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Main | 0 comments

Another packed meeting of Keighley astronomical society took place on Thursday 24th March 2016. The guest speaker was Mr Martin Lunn FRAS from Earby Astronomical Society. Viking Astronomy was the subject matter. They were pagans, and worshiped many gods and goddesses, Odin, Thor, Frejya… When the powerful died, they were burned on a boat. There is...

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The March night sky

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Main | 0 comments

This is a month of transition for the night sky, with the winter constellations appearing to the west while the spring constellations are becoming more noticeable in the east. Ursa Major or The Plough will reach the overhead point next month but this month it is still to the east of it. As the Plough becomes higher in the sky, the ‘W’ of Cassiopeia is...

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Keighley Brownies interest day 2016

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in Main | 0 comments

Saturday 5th March 2016 was the annual Keighley Brownie interest day held at the University academy campus, at Green Head Lane. Brownie groups from across the Keighley area spent a full day of activities. Keighley Astronomical society conducted four workshops, during the course of the day, where the subject was space exploration and rockets. Each student...

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