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The January Night Sky

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Main |

The New Year begins with a cornucopia of celestial sights, from colourful shooting stars to a glorious Evening star. 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 Major. As for the star patterns,...

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The December night sky

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 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! The Plough is now standing on its handle in the north. Capella, the bright yellow star, is not yet at the overhead point but it is very high up and cannot be missed. The...

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National Astronomy Week November 2020

Posted by on Nov 15, 2020 in Main |

Currently running online until the 22nd November is the annual ‘National astronomy Week’ You can access the online lectures and presentations at the website – www.astronomyweek.org.uk on Youtube – https://youtu.be/WuHgCazxuak ...

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The October night Sky

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020 in Main |

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 is not far...

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