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Astronaut wanted – no experience required

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Main |

Society secretary and at least two other members of Keighley astronomical society attended this event, as part of the Leeds international festival 2018. The guest speakers were Dallas Campbell – He compered the event. He has worked on Stargazing Live, where he presented alongside Dara O’Briain and Professor Brian Cox for the live launch of Tim...

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Nightscape Photography

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Main |

Society secretary Dominic Curran welcomes Mr Collins to Keighley Astronomical Society The guest speaker at the April meeting of Keighley astronomical society was Mr Peter Collins from Heaton Park Astronomy group in Manchester. Mr Colins introduced his presentation by explaining that he had a lifelong interest in both astronomy and photography. He explained...

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The May night sky

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Constellation Of the Month |

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 horizon. The Plough or Ursa Major (the Great Bear) is still more or less overhead with the pointers pointing to the North Star. The...

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