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Deep Sky Astronomy from Silseden

Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Main |

Deep sky objects images from Silsden by astronomer Pamela Whitfield. Pamela said “It was more an interesting image than fantastic – the supernova SN2022hrs from exotic Silsden. A quick calibration had the magnitude as 12.5 matching online reports so I was happy”. “The sky is a bit thin on the ground for nebulae this time of year and my setup...

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The May night Sky

Posted by on Apr 28, 2022 in Main |

This month is full of celestial action, though you will have to be an early bird to see it all. The highlights are a close conjunction of Jupiter with Venus and Mars. A total lunar eclipse. Mercury with the Pleiades. Meteors from Halley’s Comet, and possibly a storm of shooting stars at the end of the month. Stars:- May is the first month when the...

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Early rocketry clubs and societies

Posted by on Apr 2, 2022 in Main |

Mr Gurbir Singh was the guest speaker at the March meeting of Keighley Astronomical society. He delivered a detailed presentation of the role and influence of early rocket/space clubs and societies.Space clubs and societies have played an important role in the development of space flight, particularly during the early years of rocket research and by...

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The April Night Sky

Posted by on Mar 17, 2022 in Main |

Three bright stars ride high this month, dominating the major constellations of the spring skies. Leading the way is Regulus in Leo, with Virgo’s leading star Spica to the lower left, with orange Artcurus in Bootes lying above. We are treated to a meteor display on the 21st, some interesting planetary interaction in the dawn skies and Mercury’s best...

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Planets, Disagreement and Dispute Rumbles On

Posted by on Feb 28, 2022 in Main |

The guest speaker at the February meeting of Keighley Astronomical Society was Mr Peter Reynolds from Neighbours Bradford Astronomical society. His presentation was titles ‘Planets, disagreement and dispute rumbles on. Mr Reynolds explained that the term dwarf planet has been tossed around a lot in recent years. As part of a three-way categorisation of...

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The March Night Sky

Posted by on Feb 19, 2022 in Main |

This month will give you a few reasons to celebrate. Spring is on its way. On the 20th we have the vernal equinox. After that date the days become longer than the nights. This is followed on the 27th of March when British summer times stars and it will be around 8 pm before it becomes dark. The constellations:- The evening sky is transitioning to the...

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