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Analog Moon

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Main |

The guest speaker at the February society meeting was Mr Mark Wrigley. Eight years ago Mr Wrigley set up a one-man business in my hometown of Sheffield. A physicist by training and his business focuses on getting across the message that science is cool. More than that, it can lead to a really good career. Mr Wrigley works as a volunteer for the Institute of...

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The January night Sky

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019 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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Exploring Mars

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in Main |

The exploration of the planet Mars was the subject matter of Mr Rod Hines presentation at the December meeting of Keighley astronomical society. Mr Hine started his presentation with some of the earliest known depictions of the Martian surface. During the 1877 opposition, Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli used a 22 cm (8.7 in) telescope to help...

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Astronomy Scrapbook

Posted by on Dec 15, 2019 in Main |

Mr Brian Jones. Is the current author of the Astronomy yearbook . It was previously collated by Patrick Moore. Mr Jones was the guest presenter at the November society meeting, with another instalment of his ‘Astronomy Scrapbook’. His mixture of small unrelated astronomical subjects. The title of the presentation came from American astronomer...

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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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