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Astronomy at Craven College

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Main |

  Wednesday 13th December 2017, saw the final module of the five week ‘Introduction to Astronomy course’, The course was based at Skipton’s Craven Collage. The students learnt much about the wonders of the night sky.   Week one was a general introduction to help the students to get started and make sense of the history of human...

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The Rosse Telescope and the Shipley connection

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Main |

  The guest speaker at the December monthly meeting of Keighley Astronomical society was Mr Keith Berrington. His presentation was entitled. “The Rosse Telescope and the Shipley connection”.   Mr Berrington explained that for over a century, astronomers have raced to build telescopes with larger and larger apertures precisely so that they...

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The Origins of Life

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Main |

  Making a welcome return to Keighley Astronomical society Was Mr Richard Turner from Harrogate Astronomy Society. He was faced with packed meeting at Steeton Methodist church hall as he presented the latest evidence on the “Origins of Life”, at Novembers society meeting. The first thing that may be said about theories on the origin of life is...

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Successful students 2017

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Main |

  Four society members asked the question ‘how did our universe came to be?’     Lyndon Davy, John Welsh, Richard Crabtree and Michael Palin completed our five week Astrophysics course. Providing them with essential training to help find the answer, in understanding the application of physics to the stars and galaxies which make up the...

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The December night Sky

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Main |

  This month heralds the beginning of winter; the cold and dark months which might not be to everyone’s taste, but they are what astronomers like best. There is more time to go stargazing! Brave the winter chills this month and enjoy the celestial pyrotechnics of the Geminid meteor shower.   All the main guides, Ursa Major, or the Plough, Orion...

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