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The July Night sky

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Main |

As we move into high summer, the sun turns southwards, our nights begin to lengthen and the moonless spell later in the month brings many of us our first dark skies of the summer. The Plough is in the north west as the Summer Triangle reaches the high meridian. Formed by the bright stars Vega, Altair and Deneb, in the constellations Lyra, Aquila and Cygnus...

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Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Main |

Society secretary Dominic Curran visited Armagh Observatory and Planetarium last week. Armagh Planetarium was established by the seventh director of Armagh Observatory, Dr. Eric Mervyn Lindsay, who, after twenty five years of effort, secured funding from local councils and the Ministry of Commerce of Northern Ireland in 1965. In the same year Patrick Moore...

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The June Night Sky

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Main |

The Milky Way. Photographed by society member Richard Crabtree, near Settle, North Yorkshire. This month brings our summer solstice on the 21st of this month Venus, Saturn and Jupiter are brilliant, despite skies that hardly grow dark in midsummer. Only the brightest stars can be seen. Those bright stars include Vega in Lyra, which is high in the eastern...

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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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