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The October Night Sky

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Constellation Of the Month |

  The glories of October’s night sky can at best be described as ‘Subtle’. The dull autumn constellations are already being challenged by the brilliant lights of winter. Spearheaded by the beautiful star cluster of the Pleiades.   Ursa Major, or the Plough, is to all intents and purposes at its lowest in the North. The ‘W’ of Cassiopeia...

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How old is the Universe ?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Constellation Of the Month |

Mr David Leyshon was the guest speaker at the September 2017 meeting. The subject matter was entitled. ‘How old is the universe’   Mr Leyshon explained that the figure we have currently come to is 13.8 billion years.   In the 18th century, the concept that the age of the Earth was calculated in the millions, if not billions, of years....

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