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The April night sky

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Main |

The April night sky I think we are in for a real treat this month. We have the biggest full moon of the year, on the 8th; the planet Venus at its most brilliant and a display of shooting stars. April also sees the seasonal change from winter constellations to spring constellations is more or less complete. The Plough is practically overhead, with the...

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Coronavirus

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Main |

In compliance with the latest government advice on the Coronavirus, your safety and the safety of your wider families is the number one only priority. Therefore Angela and myself have taken the decision to cancel the next astronomy society meeting on Thursday 26th March and we will be constantly reviewing the situation and following Government instruction....

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Three dimensional applications to astrophotography

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Main |

The guest speaker at the February monthly meeting was Mr Anthony Jennings from Manchester Astronomical Society. Three dimensional applications to astrophotography. Mr Jennings who has been a long time member of Manchester astronomical society and a very experienced observer and photographer of the night sky. He commenced his presentation pointing out that...

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The March Night Sky

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Main |

If you not a fan of winter then this month will give you a few reasons to celebrate. Spring is on its way. On the 20th we have the vernal equinox. After that date the days become longer than the nights. This is followed on the 31st of March when British summer times stars and it will be around 8 pm before it becomes dark. March will be the best month this...

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The February Night Sky

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Main |

Venus is cheering up the dark February skies as the glorious Evening star. 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...

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