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The largest collection of meteorites on public display

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Society member Dominic Curran visits the largest collections of Meteorites on display in the world. The Natural history museum of Vienna owns one of the largest collections of meteorites in the world. With over 7,000 catalogued objects from 2,400 different meteorites. Society secretary Dominic Curran was fortunate to visit the collection whilst on a resent...

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Celebrating the Queens birthday with the ‘Friends of Silsden town Hall’.

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On Saturday 4th June 2016 Keighley astronomical society were the guests of the ‘Friends of Silsden Town Hall’, to celebrate the Queens landmark birthday, and inspired by British astronaut Tim Peaks personnel birthday wishes to the Queen from the International space station. The children learned about the wonders of the night sky and universe. They each...

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No dream is too High

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The second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin reflected on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he gathered through his event-filled life, both in outer space and on earth, in his new publication ‘ No Dream is to high’. Society officers Paul and Dominic were fortunate to secure tickets to hear Mr Aldrin, on Thursday 2nd June. The lecture...

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Wild Wednesday with the ‘Friends of Bracken Hall’ Baildon

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On Wednesday 1st June 2016 Keighley astronomical society held a rocket building afternoon at Bracken Hall, Baildon, as part of the friends of Bracken Hall weekly summer programme of events called ‘Wild Wednesday’. The children learned about the exploration of the solar system and how rockets are constructed. They constructed their own paper rocket and...

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Not fifty shades of grey

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The true colurs of the Moon The guest speaker at Mays monthly meeting of Keighley astronomical society was Mr Kevin Kilburn. If you think about the Moon in black and white, Mr Kilburn’s presentation entitled, ‘Not fifty shades of grey’. Explained all You can’t see colours at night because our visual systems are not designed to see colours when...

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