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BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Main |

  It has been officially announced that the popular BBC Stargazing Live TV show will be on our screens once again on the 28th, 29th and 30th March 2017. This year the team will be broadcasting live from Australia. Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain are taken from London to the other side of the world for an astonishing stargazing...

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Girl Guides interest day

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Main |

Saturday 28th January 2017 was the annual Keighley girl guides interest day held at the University academy campus, at Green Head Lane. Groups of guides from all across the Keighley area spent a full day of activities. Keighley Astronomical society conducted three Rocket making and launching sessions, during the course of the day, where the subject was...

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Islamic Astronomy and Rockets at Victoria Primary school

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Main |

  On Wednesday 18th January 2017, Keighley Astronomical Society paid a return visit to Victoria Primary School, Keighley. The pupils of Mrs Tokarski class had a afternoon of Islamic Astronomy. The pupils were taken back to the golden age of the ‘House of wisdom’ and the works of Ibn al-Haytham. Through a series of work sheets; the making of a flip...

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The February night sky

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Main |

We are still in the depths of winter and the winter constellations are splendidly on display. However, there is a hint of spring in the sky if we use the Ursa Major or the Plough to help us. The Plough is now higher in the north east, with its handle pointing in the general direction of the horizon. If you follow the curve of the handle you will come to a...

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EXOPLANETS

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Main |

    Exoplanets are planets beyond our own solar system. Thousands have been discovered in the past two decades, mostly with NASA’s Kepler space telescope.  Dr Sue Bowler from The Royal Astronomical Society and the University of Leeds, explained to society members at the first society meeting of 2017. There was a large gathering of members...

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Cracoe Star party

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Main |

  On the evening of Wednesday 18th January 2017. Earby astronomical society held a star party at Cracoe village hall, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales national park.   Also invited to attend where neighbouring astronomy societies from Bradford and Keighley. The event was being recorded and broadcast live by local community broadcaster...

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