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The February night sky

Posted by on Jan 27, 2019 in Main |

There are the first signs of spring in this month’s night sky even though the winter constellations are clearly on display. The Plough is now higher in the north east, with its handle pointing in the general direction of the horizon. If you follow the curve of the handle you will come to a bright orange star low in the sky. This is Arcturus in the...

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Astronomy Scrapbook

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Main |

Astronomy Scrapbook was the title of the presentation given Mt Mr Brian Jones at the first society meeting of 2019. It was mixture of small unrelated astronomical subjects. That Mr Jones had collated together. The title of the presentation came from American astronomer Joseph Ashbrooke. He received a doctorate from Harvard University in 1947 and taught at...

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The January Night Sky

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Main |

The New Year begins with a cornucopia of celestial sights, from colourful shooting stars to a glorious Morning star and an eclipse of the supermoon. A bevy of brilliant stars, Bettlegeuse and Rigel in Orion. Aldebaran, the bright red eye of Taurus. Capella crowning Auriga. Caster and Pollux, the celestial twins in Gemini, and glorious Sirius in Canis...

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The Star of Bethlehem

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Main |

The guest speaker at the Christmas society meeting was our good friend Mr Martin Lunn OBE FRAS, from Earby astronomical society. Having spent many years studying the astronomical explanations and reviewing the associated evidence, Mr Lunn presented a lecture on ‘The Star of Bethlehem’. Astronomical objects or events, which would be of interest to...

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Alfred Fowler – A remarkable man and a remarkable life

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Main |

Cllr Jayne Callaghan is welcomed to Keighley astronomical Society by secretary Dominic Curran It was a very warm welcome that Councillor Jayne Callaghan received as the guest speaker at the November monthly society meeting on Thursday 22nd. Cllr Callaghan has been very prominent in ensuring that the memory and achievements of a remarkable man have been...

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