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The December night sky

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019 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! We have a ‘Christmas Star’ this year. Glorious Venus, swinging round the Sun into the evening sky. Not forgetting the regular brilliant constellations of winter. All...

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Halloween star party

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Main |

A few images of the evening event at Cliffe Castle, Keighley on Thursday 31st October 2019. There had been space themed activities for children running throughout the day. including planetarium shows. When the dark drew in It was two excellent presentations by Mr Brian Jones and Mr Peter Collins. There were members of Bradford Astronomical society...

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The November night sky

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in Main |

On the 11th of this month, there will a rare occurrence as Mercury crosses the face of the Sun. The transit will mainly take place during daylight hours beginning at 12.35pm. It will behalf way across at 3.20pm so it will still be in transit as the sunsets around 4.30pm. Mercury will look like a small sharp blob, unlike the fuzzy blur of a sunspot. When I...

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fifty years on the Moon after Apollo”.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in Main |

Thursday 24th October 2019. At one of the largest attended meetings, Dr Sue Bowler from The Royal Astronomical society and The university of Leeds. Delivered a presentation entitled “ fifty years on the Moon after Apollo”. She started as close to the beginning as we can get. The Moon is thought to have formed about 4.51 billion years ago, not long...

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Food production from the space race

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019 in Main |

It was a welcomed return visit from Mr Russell Parry from Wigan at Keighley astronomical society’s first meeting of the Astronomical season. Mr Parry had previously presented a lecture of the Apply Bridge Meteorite. First Meal in Space. On this visit it was on a subject related to the industry that Mr Parry works within. ‘Food production from the...

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