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The June Night Sky

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Main |

This is the mid point of the year and the night sky is never quite getting dark, especially in Yorkshire. It’s not the greatest month for spotting faint stars. Only the brightest stars can be seen. You can take advantage of the soft, warm weather to acquaint yourself with the summer constellations of Hercules, Scorpius, Lyra, Cygnus and Aquila. Look for...

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The May night sky

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Main |

We have not just one, but two evening stars this month, as brilliant Venus is joined by the elusive little planet Mercury. Stars May is the first month when the constellation of Orion is absent from the night sky altogether, and of the prominent winter stars only Capella in Auriga the Charioteer and Castor and Pollux in Gemini remain above the western...

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Otley Maker Space Action for COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 12, 2020 in Main |

Mr Mark Ridley, The guest speaker at the January 2020 society meeting together with another good friend of Keighley astronomical society , Dr Sue Bowler are spearheading a campaign to make vital protective equipment for frontline NHS workers has been launched in Otley. Plastic face shields and scrubs are being made by Otley Maker Space – and the...

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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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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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