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The formation of Planetary Nebula

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in Main | 0 comments

‘The formation of Planetary Nebula’ is part of the research undertaken by the guest speaker at Keighley Astronomical societies April monthly meeting. Prof Albert Zijlstra from The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. His previous position from 2010 until last year was as the Director of the Jodrell Bank Center for...

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The April night Sky

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Main | 0 comments

This month the dominant constellations are, The Great Bear, which is also known as the Plough or the Big Dipper, is directly overhead, and Leo (the Lion) is high in the south. The Plough looks like a frying pan in the sky. We use the two stars furthest from the handle or tail and draw a line across the sky to find the North Star. If, however, we use the...

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